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Clean. Wonderful staff. Beautiful views from the terrace and a delicious breakfast!
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Got the day off work to go to essouria and meet up with Cedric (the fella we meet at the airport in fes). Love the bus system here. Crowded van- no real price kind of like India, 45 mins late. Mad day if Tara getting a 'Berber' massage, trying to meet up with our mate ha if who owns a couple of shops there. Hung out at green milk hostel with ...
I think after so many days travelling and doing the sights, we were all ready for Essaouira. We've just spent the last couple of days wandering around the medina, stopping to drink freshly squeezed orange or grapefruit juice and eat freshly caught seafood.
Ron and I treated ourselves to a massage and visit to the Hammam (traditional bath house), which was rather special. We had a private Hammam, which was ...
... 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 ...
... we booked up for the next five days, to coincide with the time our friends from France were also staying in the town.
One of these friends, Laughing Anna, then messaged me to meet up, and excitedly we all reconnected together, at the Cafe de France, as well as with another friend Akila and her son Scott. These friends had organised long back to rent a lovely riad, luxurious enough to include a maid, and thats where I would have been too if I'd ...
... some form of pitch usually ensues. Maybe they do wish to invite me to their home, but that is a common pitch, as is the discussing of relatives in Lancashire or any other random English county. I think I would need (but not want) a lot longer in this country to develop my cynical ’Africa Head’ to get the most out of this and future trips to similar places.
So, Essaouria (or Mogador as it was known in the 17thcent) - ...