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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Babysitting service
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... people and this crack up German guy. Went to the beach and tried to buy some stuff but very unsuccessful. Our taxi ride was so late at 9pm at night it was negotiated at 100 dirham when it usually costs us 20. We were so mad cause the driver in the grand taxi took other people half the way. Tara and I did good cop bad cop, me being bad of ...
... Notice but had likely pocketed the 100 Dhirams. We had a hearty laugh about this. Though we couldn't have argued against video evidence, we still felt like he had outsmarted us, but he was such a nice likeable guy, we really didn't care! After all, 100 Dhirams for two stops in two days is not too bad either!
We finally reached the campsite in Safi, a bit of a dog of a campsite. It was highly populated with peacocks which were ...
... independent travelers like us - off the radar to tourist busses. Essaouria, A 17th century military town, is now a major fishing port. Then huge ramparts (fort walls) that face the sea still have original Spanish cannons attached to them.
We rolled into town late. Too late. Our goal was to arrive BEFORE dark. We weren't even close at sunset. Except for the donkey carts riding down the road in complete darkness with no lights whatsoever..... It was just fine. We did lots ...
... Moroccan life.
I even learned (bejer - I am fine) and (smehl - sorry). I also learned the French word for conifer (thuya)! At 2 o'clock, I headed out into the medina for a wander and then took the bus back which was an event in itself. Moroccans have great senses of humour and enjoy teasing each other! I met two German guys on the bus too (windsurfers)! What an eventful day today has been!
... there being available seats.
We packed our laundered clothes and slept solid in our loft. I ventured out at 5:30AM in the pouring rain, sloshing in puddles my whole way to the bus station. It was a good thing that I took the paved road that morning. I spent a quick 20 minutes wandering the desolate streets before returning since I felt like all I had experienced of Essaouira was the Riad and the port. But that was enough to convince me to come back ...