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Travel Blogs from Essaouira
... it and make a pot or a tagine, a plate or a bowl or anything that will sell. The pot is then painted with a white glaze and left to dry for a day before they place it in an oven and bake it at 380 degrees for about 12 hours. Then they take it out and a group of highly imaginative women paint freehand beautiful and colourful Moroccan patterns on the white glazed pot. All the colours are from natural ingredients, like henna, saffron, etc. It is ...
... foreigners through the center square, goats tied to high tree branches as a spectacle for uninformed travelers with Iphones and Instagram, it seems to me to be a show.
And it is, a well paid one at that.
But there's something to learn from everything - I could never write it off as 'just another tourist destination'.
REFLECTIONS: As we pulled into Essaouira the air felt lighter. The beach wasn't crowded with trash and ...
Essaouira, with its never-ending beach,
soft golden sand, sunny weather and high winds, is the perfect spot
for wind surfing, kite surfing and learning the basics of surfing.
Its little cafes, market shops and restaurants provide the ideal
short break getaway for those who want just a few days where they can
do a bit of shopping, see a different culture and eat some good food.
And if you are a fruitarian who loves
to partake in wind/watersports and want you want to ...
... me from sleeping oustide in their jurisdiction, because they were worried about my safety. They ordered Amsa to take me with him to the next city, Laayoune.
When I got in Amsa's car the second time, I thought the sleep-deprived African might kill me.
But, soon, we were laughing about how stupid the police were for ordering us to do things that didn't make sense. Ha ha!
Crack! Oops, what was ...
... a nicer, warmer time like when I was sitting on the beach in Kuaui being cooked under the noon day sun, and was able to attempt to surf. My only other experience with surfing was in Costa Rica where I had not had any problems standing up on the board and riding the waves. But today, under slightly different (miserable) conditions, I found it nearly impossible to stand. Needless to say after an hour of failed attempts at surfing and standing at the brink ...