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... then another one an hour later.
The second stop was at a womens cooperative which produced a type of almond oil. We were shown the process by a charming guide and then were encouraged to buy the product - it wasn't cheap but it was a very labour intensive method. We escape with minimal outlay !
Essaouira appeared over the brow of a hill, a white jewel against the azure blue of the ocean ( please stop me if I get too poetic ). We ...
We were lucky enough to get the four front seats on the bus, so had a good view of the route between Marrakech and Essaouira, which mostly came in handy when we got to a traffic jam just outside Essaouira and could see what was going on: A freight truck had rolled over on it's side, blocking a roundabout, and burst into flames. All the action was over and done by the time we got there, so we don’t know if anyone got hurt; in our case the ...
... water! We went home disappointed after that and just stayed hungry. At least the bread was good!!
I failed to mention that before this feast, we had drinks at La Mamounia which I would say is equivalent tot the Beverly Hills hotel (if not fancier). Many blogs and books say that the don't let people in if you don't look right. Thankfully, they let us in and we has astronomically priced drinks on the back terrace overlooking the gardens. It was stunning ...
... alai-uh ..." This was the musical highlight of the festival for me.
Another time, a group of guys free-styled on drums outside of a carpet shop. A crowd gathered to listen. The crowd was forced to make room, though, when an old merchant came through pushing a cart of vegetables. Without letting go of his cart, the small man stopped advancing, smiled, and began worming his body to the music. After a minute, ...
Nice to be back in a smaller place again. Cities are great, unique in their own way, however all too often they blend into one massive package of traffic, billboards, hum-drum signs and busy, busy, busy. Essaouira is gorgeous. One couldn't say unspoilt in terms of tourism, but then that's the nature of travel. The only truly "unspoilt" places are those that often do not have the services and accessibility that even "hardcore" travellers require (for example a road, ...