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We didn't realise until watching an episode of Game of Thrones a few nights after this story that the ramparts of Essaouria featured in at least one of the episodes of Game of Thrones involving the Khaleesi and her dragons! We walked along the ramparts, and on this day went at ground level down to the old port that also features, with its walls, …
... Immediately we picked the recognition up in his face...."All Blacks", he said and proceeded to perform a very rough cut of the Haka! We cracked up....it was hilarious! For sure, the All Blacks are proving to be a big ally of ours!
The tea arrived in a little Moroccan teapot with two glasses on a silver tray. He placed it on the floor in front of us. It was a very, very sweet mint tea. I would guess 65% sugar: 35% mint! We sat there ...
... so there were dozens of canons to protect from boats that they didn't want coming. And most of the other students and teachers that were with us were very interested to know that the majority of the canons were older than Australia. Our next stop was the markets. Wood is very popular in Essaouira, so Mr Firdaous (the Round Square Representative) bought me a secret little wooden box, so hopefully I will be able to bring it back ...
Next day enjoyed the sun explored the town and booked some kite surfing lessons
avacado juice <omg.....>
explore around the ruins
collapsed on beach, first swim in the atlantic
husteled for spices
big night at the hostel
... the international theme for the day). Mouldy bases are not a way to ensure repeat business. Ah well, you win some, you lose some.
Whilst here explore the old walls and fort near the fishing port, the fish stalls themselves or any of the winding, small streets of the medina. Essaouira is an absolute delight, bustling and busy, and yet with the right amounts of space, beach and escape that always make for a relaxing time. Can't wait for more tomorrow....
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLa maison des artistes Essaouira
Quite run down, very atmospheric, lovely feel though with fun furniture, great view of the ramparts, but too many stairs to climb if they make you at all dizzy!
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