What is "souq"?

souq in Aleppo

Souq means marketplace in Arabic.

Historically, souqs were held outside cities where incoming caravans stopped and merchants displayed their goods for sale. However, the souq was more than a place for trade—it was the hub of social and cultural exchange. 

We chose souq as part of our name to share a journey across the ocean to Syria and its culture and traditions.

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