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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 ...
... our introduction to cycling in Morocco was a 12 km descent into Agdz, with some nice switchbacks and then a flat, very dry - and windy -stretch to lunch. After lunch we rode through the fertile Draa Valley, with its masses of date palms. We also passed a number of small graveyards which have small sharp upturned rocks as grave markers and nothing else indicating who was buried there. The road was typical of the larger ones, 2 lanes with ...
... What we had taken for some
random walls turned out to be a small village. The roofs of the houses are flat and inset. As we descended the rough road towards
the coast we exchanged greetings with many villagers heading up the track. We
also encountered some interesting wildlife,: mating tortoises and tree climbing
found us in the town of Essaouira, which everyone loves, ...
... new tourists in town like that? So awkward. We ended up evading it somehow and head out for dinner, just the two of us. We strolled past a hotel restaurant called Le Mechaud. The menu posted outside left our mouths salivating at the idea of steak and lobster... maybe above our budget, but still only 18$ for a plate! We caved. We went in.
The food was... impressive for where we were (Morocco), but rather mediocre. The service was slow and the waitress spoke less than ...
... restaurant with rooftop views of the main square (Place Moulay Hassan) and the seascape. I couldn't help but notice the table beside me and the young Moroccan tour leader dining with his tour group of rather dense Australians who felt the need to educate him about Australia as they gradually became drunker. Almost every sentence of theirs began, "In Sydney.......:" or "In Australia.................." I don't quite understand why people who ...