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... for another few days. I pictured myself turning into a dirty desert nomad, with sand through my hair, not showering for days (it had been 2 days at this point), hedgehogs for pets, and a camel as my bestie. We were told the morning we were leaving that we would have to take the extremely scenic route as 2 of the roads were closed due to the terrible flooding. So we were in for a very long day. I was enjoying the scenery on our drive. Admiring the snow capped mountains in the ...
... appealed to me more. I selected 4 demitasse cups and saucers in a Berber design for our espresso machine at home. A turquoise blue vase caught my sister’s eye, but at a quote price of 1,900 dirhams was much more than she was interested in spending.
By the time we had all gotten what we wanted, we had spent close to $500 USD and taken close to an hour in the showroom. The man who gave us the tour offered us each a free bauble to take home. He pointed to a few ...
... Roman ruins) today but decided to take it easy. We now have a reason to return to Morocco.
There is a river that dissects the medina and we crossed to the other side. It was less commercial and more residential, not much to see. Back to the blue gate, we sat down for a mint tea and some Moroccan patisserie and watched the pedestrian traffic go by, then returned to the riad for some r&r in the courtyard by the fountain. Karim brought more mint tea ...
... anything - ANYTHING! - onto you.
A second mistake, apart from tackling any customer that merely glances at your wares - this only makes them run away faster - is to focus completely on the first thing they look at. "You like the blue handbag? I also have black handbag! Or green handbag! Or yellow handbag!" I might also be interested in the backpack, but because of all the unwanted attention, I just want to run away!
There you go... a couple of free tips from a weary shopper!
... for the visit to Essaouira the next day, this time by a Bus. Supr@tours, the bus company people, also seem to own the Railways in Morocco. The bus promptly left at its designated time of 8.30 am - thankfully, we covered the 200 odd km in less than 2 hours, with a 15 minute break at a roadside Inn in a market town enroute.
Essaouira - Sun, Sand and the Art
Essaouira is a sea side resort to the North East of Morocco, well known for its Artists, Fish port ...