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Travel Blogs from Essaouira
... 8211; wow I have never been so overwhelmed by a smell like the fish here!! We quickly got away from them and walked through the medina where there are lots of galleries and shops selling art. It is quite nice and very colourful. There are a lot more westerners and tourists here than the last two seaside villages.
On Sunday 15 September we headed back ...
... though. They specialise in fish (not sure what kind) and everyday a man on his bicycle comes into the camp selling fish. He has a number of stray cats following him – very cute! We had a meal at one of the restaurants and Ross got the fish of the day but the waiter couldn’t tell him in English what kind of fish it was. I just opted for the beef ...
... or laying on the sand means that you WILL instantly get
covered in the stuff. It gets in your eyes, mouth, ears, hair, and
you will very often get whipped by the sand every time the wind blows
around you (which is all the time). IF you can stand this, then
stripping off is your next problem. If it wasn't for the wind,
Essaouira would be lovely and hot...but with the wind, it is not. It
can sometimes border on cold (especially at night). So if you want ...
... before we eventually got her free. Hooray. What to do except build a big fire and have a couple of drinks...that always helps.
We got into Essaouira well before lunch and scared the bejeezus out of all the campers in the very small campground about 2km out of town. It was fairly obvious from their horrified faces as the truck rolled in that the reputation of Overland trucks had them expecting us to completely disrupt any peace and serenity they all ...
... wine. As the evening passed on, I thoroughly enjoyed the conversation and the guacamole and the relaxed carefree atmosphere of the hotel.
When I woke up this morning, I was totally unsure of how the day would turn out. But, I could never had imagined that my day would have ended up as it did. I had a completely full day of meeting new friends, enjoying meaningful conversations, and a beautiful sunset to top it off. It was a good day.