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Travel Blogs from Essaouira
**Entries from excursion are quoted from journal*
"I had to spend another day here. We were originally scheduled to leave yesterday morning, but I wanted to see more. I'm now on my way to Casablanca for a night.
Essaouira has been my favorite city in Morocco thus far. There's an easiness unfelt in other areas. The shop keepers say their hellos, but let you do as you will without giving you a hassle.
Lots of women here in Essaouira seem to enjoy their mustaches. I've seen women with a full 36 hour shadow. Maybe the light is bad here in the bathrooms, maybe they don't sell tweezers or wax in Morocco, but it seems to be the trend. In case you were all worried, I've no intention of joining the bandwagon.
Did you ever notice that seagulls sound like crying children, or bleating goats (do goats bleat or is that only sheep), or screaming camels? I ...
... and at least half of the signage (menus, road signs, store fronts) is in Arabic script. The other reason this melt down was great is because we (or at least I) came to terms with being a stereotypical tourist while travelling (usually we like to try and blend); AND we did it in a beautiful city that is so unlike Marrakesh in many ways. Essaouira does have a walled medina, but it is smaller, quieter, not pushy, used to tourists, serves wine ...
... with pleasurable conversation and delicious avocado juice. A few hours passed and the once warm sun, gave way to a more chilling breeze that once again brought back memories of the miserable day before.
We all paid our bills and slowly made our way back to the hostel, making a quick stop by the off license liquor store to gather the supplies for another unforgettable night of enjoyable conversation provided by the gathering of people from all of the world.
... prisoners inside the high walls.
So , in my trip to Morocco in March 2011, I decided to spend time visiting some Jewish sites.
My first experience was in Erfoud, a small city close to the Algerian border. In this region used to live a large number of Jews, because it is in the trade route between Fez and the Sahara.
I was able to gain access to the cemetery where the ancestors of Rabbi Israel Abehassera are buried. They were Kabalists and revered by the people. ...