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We flew into Marrakech and, after dropping our baggage at our accommodation, made our way on foot to the area around the large main square of the medina, Jamaa el Fna, in order to find some dinner. We found our way to a restaurant where we each had a tagine, one a citrus based chicken dish with green olives, the other a tomato based beef kofta dish …
... everything including massive eels!! I was befriended by an old fisherman called Hamid who desperately wanted to show me the boat he worked on!! Sean of course wanders off leaving me as he does every time I engage with someone which is quite frequently!! Anyway in broken English and French he told me about his family and how poor he was. I still refused the photo suggestion but ...
... from a repeat visiting French kite surfing fanatic, that the wind rages more often than not and a strong wind is good. Gusty wind, like today, is bad. We see many wanna-be kite surfers out with instructors. Quad bike and camel rides are also available on the beach.
The rest of the town, which I may add, is not very attractive, is north of the medina. We ventured out several times and had some new ...
... The next bus at 2:30 was sold-out so we got tickets for the 5 pm bus to Essaouira. We checked our luggage and walked over to the McDonald's in the train station where we waited the 3 hours. We used the free wifi to book a room in Essaouira.
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We emailed the Riad Thais for directions and owners offered to meet us at the bus.
From the desert we headed for the coast via Ouzazete. The coastal town of Agadir was cute and really touristy, in a very western way! Although i dont usually enjoy being in tourist places, i found it very exciting to have a huge choice of restaurants and bars all spotted along the gorgeous beach. I went to an english pub then to an italian restaurant!! Times like that me me think about the fact that i have been in the western world for just three ...
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