Moussafir Essaouira Hotel
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We had tour around the medina in the morning. This went ok until the silver shop were there no seats so we ended up sitting on the ground in the sun waiting for some of the girls to go through the silver. It was another tour that turned into a shopping trip and myself and a couple of others were over it.For lunch we went to e local fish market where Tahar bought a bunch of fish which he had cooked ...
... the prices have been fixed by the council. We had a mixture of grilled scampi, John Dory and sardines plus bread, drinks and salad MAD250 AUD$33. Cheap for Aussie but not for Morocco.
We then walked to the wet fish markets, followed by a stroll though the medina.
Dinner taken in hotel, just a soup and salad - not hungry.
Hahahaa .... Chris' account of the day. Very succinct and ...
New couchsurfers had arrived, two young men who had been hitching around Morocco, inspiring me yet again with the notion I have to hitch in Morocco myself with my children. So, sweet farewells with my Ouarzazate hosts, even a little tears and the agreement that we will all meet again, and then I was off on the Great Moroccan Hitch. I invited both Ian and Jeremy to come along too, but in the moment only Jeremy joined us.
Unlike us, Jeremy had not been ...
... on the Oregon coast.
At mid-day we arrive at Safi, a port town halfway to Essaouaria famed for its ceramics. We parked and were directed across the roads to a hillside which comprised the ceramics workshops cooperative. We were greeted bu a guide who spent about an hour showing us around and describing the various processes. In a mixture of French and English, we made it clear that Pat was a ceramic artist, which interested him somewhat, and I ...
... to our hotel to relax until our next meal at 23:00. This was the first time we tried to time our meals similarly to the locals. First we ate a small bowl of snails and broth from a street vendor before eating a fish tagine at a small restuarant. It was after midnight by the time we got to bed but were not concerned as we planned for a lazy start to the next day. Essaouira has been good to kick back and relax.