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... of frosting, cinnamon and toasted almonds. It's SO GOOD! And Liz wanted to make something American for my birthday, so she made a pumpkin pie! Considering the limited resources we have here, it was quite impressive. Liz also made a banana coconut cream pie. I will never forget my birthday in Morocco!
This week we spent four days on the south coast of Morocco in a beach town called Essaouira. To save some money, we took a bus to get there, but ...
... rough chip seal asphalt with enough variation to keep us on our toes.
The next day we traded in our temporary road bikes for brand new Cannondale hybrids that were easier and more comfortable to ride. We rode out from our hotel to Tamegroute, a small town best known for its Koranic library of books from the 16th and 17th century on history, mathematics, astronomy and one ancient text written on gazelle hides dating back to the ...
By the time we emerged from our bedrooms Ismail had already set off for college, and with a phone call now coming from Aziz, a friend recommended to us by Hicham, off we went to meet him at his ethnic shop in the medina. Aziz, a young man of big eyes, was half Berber and half Tuareg. We drank tea with him and his cousin Ishan who was wearing a big purple turban and the rest of the desert garb. At first Aziz couldn't even think who Hicham of Ouarzazate was, but ...
... the town. Maybe it was the bandana and sunglasses, but I did get fed up with the perpetual hustling to sell me grass and hashish by a range of shady characters.
The Morocco government has apparently made great inroads in controlling the amount of hassle tourists seem to suffer particularly around the Casa / Meknes line and above. All I can say is I’d hate to have visited before! The country has an astonishing range of landscape and roads ...
... to travel in such style.
We took the N8,
heading for Essaouira. Once again,
an excellent road and a fascinating journey. We passed through very arid countryside before descending to
the greener coast, driving through one or two busy towns en route.
Essaouira, the first campsite was full so we continued to the next one down the
coast where we were lucky enough ...