Riad Sidi Magdoul
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... taxi by the port and began a self guided tour of the self-proclaimed "Windy City of Africa" the port being literally our first port of call, a busy, smelly, noisy habour, full of blue boats and silver fish. We watched one boat being unloaded, the catch was thousands upon thousands of small mackeral, which were packed into trays and sold on the wharfside.
After filling our senses with the reek of fish we make tracks into the medina, ...
... unfolded when the bus diverted onto a dirt path next to the highway in order to get around the wreck. We had an interesting moment when we nosed into the pavement as we got back on the highway, but with some creative maneuvering we got back underway.
Arriving in town, we met our hostess, Naima, at the bus station. Cindy Xie in Beijing has some competition now for Best Host Ever; Naima and her husband Hamid were fantastic. The bus ...
... the price of admission. I looks forward to staying there one day and having an entirely different Marrakech experience. We wanted to steal things from the bathroom, but there was nothing to steal...bummer!
This morning we made one last trip to the souks to buy anything that we hadn't already. For some reason we were worried that it was our last chance to stock up and that they wouldn't
sell the same stuff in Essaouira. We boarded a 7 Euros bus ...
... looking at anyone, he laughed. That was the funniest moment of the festival!
Another surprising moment came when I was awoken in the morning by the sound of a big, constipated cow. "Gnawrr!" I looked outside of my tent to see ... a big (constipated?) camel!
He turned his head to look at me. His knobby-kneed, bumpy-backed body looked so asymmetrical. Yet, his head seemed to be made of three perfect ...
... etc). It is still a jewel in Morocco's crown. Sheltered bay, working fishing fleet, ancient wall enclosed medina and a plethora of eating opportunities.
I mention this because our stomachs are very mcuh in the forefront of our minds at present. Bellies full of Snail Soup, street meats and soon to be topped with small cakey delicacies from the stalls along the main street of the medina. All cheap, all local, all good. Soup goes for around $1.50 AUD per portion, ...