Atlas Essaouira & Spa
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... as a film-making location. Now, celebrities are a frequent sight in the winding streets - Nicholas Cage, Leonardo DiCaprio and Sarah-Jessica Parker, among others have been seen enjoying the clear skies that lend themselves so well to film-making. However, it is the tax-free status given to studios along with the unique draw of total Non-censorship, the belief in art for art's sake, that draws so many foreign film-makers here.
From the ramparts, we had commanding views ...
... all he wanted doing was the mo!! Anyway 10 euro (100 dirhams) later Sean was all good. Had a late snack for lunch I thought I should try the sardine kefta (minced sardine balls) in a tomato type sauce!! Definitely not to Sean's liking quite strong taste and smell! Unfortunately didn't really agree with me either literally repeated on me all evening!! So hopefully nothing too ...
... full of interesting little shops. We spent a couple of hours walking around, Jen finally bought her targine which she was very happy about. We met up with Hamid about 3 for a late lunch. He took us to the fish market and for an absolute highlight of our trip we chose our seafood and one of the local restaurants cooked it up and served it to us, yum! Prawns, calamari, sardines, and belt fish fresh from the market, a feast.
... ALLLLLL bad. We have
met some really cool people, like a guy the other day who taught us
Capoeira, and some fun locals we have hung out with. Out of the
people you meet, 20% of them are genuinely really really nice people,
but the other 80% want to sell you something or have sex with you.
We have had some awesome times here,
but unfortunately we have also had our worst times here. This is not
only due to the normal harassment we receive (as Marrakech is ...
... as the moon. Cool.
I wondered: Was I ever going to make it through this desert?
To be continued ...
Thanks to Mouhamed; Ahmed; Mouhamed, his mother, & his wife; Hamed, Mouhamed Cheikh, & Ali; Ishmael; Mustafa; Jamal; Ali; Mehdi Simou & Ishane; Amsa; Sa'ad; Amsa, again; Moncef Doudou; Mohammed; Abuhafs Libdy; and Zouyad for rides!
Much thanks to Mehdi Simou for his ...