Best Western Hotel Toubkal
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... stunning beach and corniche, souks,
historical kasbah and plentiful cafes you can be as busy or relaxed as
you want. Overnight in Agadir.
Day 8: Agadir – Essaouira
Depart Agadir for Essaouira, a
wonderfully relaxed coastal fishing town where you can explore
Phoenician, Berber, Portuguese, Jewish, and French past in the
well-preserved architecture, small alleyways and enchanting medina.
Stroll through ...
... of walking dead. As we stood in line to face their vapid questions Lauren started to feel dizzy. The immigration staff's dead-eyed gaze was clearly sapping her very soul, stealing her life force. Or... you know... she was sick and had been standing up for a couple of hours. Either way the end result was Lauren sitting on the floor just as we arrived at the front of the line. When it was our turn to face the airport minions Lauren stood up, took a few watery steps forward ...
Result! Having emailed Nissan UK, several dealers in cars and parts and the guy who we bought the van off, we had about six negatives and two positive replies! Nissan UK ...
... I have to say, had not much to recommend it. We drove around on our way to see the Casablanca highlights of Rick's Cafe from the movie "Casablanca" where we took the obligatory photo just to please Hamid, and then on to the stunning Hassan 11 Mosque which is beautifully perched on the seafront.
The weather was windy and wild down there and the Mosque ...
... but you never know. I then exited the station and shook off calls for a taxi with a simple “la shukren” (no thankyou in Arabic). It seems to work much better than ignoring people and some like one of the taxi drivers here smile, nod and say “You’re welcome”. It seems to be much more polite.
Truth be told I’d probably need a taxi but I wanted to go and look at the water before I left and I needed a bit of time to wake up ...