Hotel Riad Villa Damonte
Travel Blogs from Essaouira
... being built, some being torn down. Some being painted and some being used. Orson Wells used to come to Essaouira for inspiration. I feel the inspiration, and maybe even a piece of him that stayed long after he left, in the breeze, the smell of fish, the laziness of stray cats and the saunter of people down the street. There doesn't seem to be a hurry in the world here. It's a timeless city.
I mean, I felt it after a day, and if you don't believe me, take it from Orson Wells. ...
... rate is as follows- - £1 =13 dihrams (all conversions
below are done by Charly)
We bought 6kg watermelon for 18 dihram,
so approx £1.36! (we were quoted 25 dihrams nearer the touristy
area...but it is still cheap)
10 peaches/nectarines and 3 apricots
for 15 dihram
5 plums for 6 dihram (around 45p)
Bread is 1-2 dihram (and it is yummy)
Dates...there are so many different
types here, but I got the small goey ones for 30 dihram for ...
... A religious truck-driver stopped for me. Named Abuhafs Libdy, he wore a navy skull cap, a white flowing robe, and a beard. He called Osama Bin Laden, his "brother".
He said the Muslim greeting, "As-salaam Allaykam", meant security, freedom. "Islam" meant peace. He said no true Muslim would perpetrate the attacks of 9-11. He told me, instead, "Les juifs sont dangereux!" (The Jews are dangerous!) He said ...
... all of my fingers and toes. Finally getting the wetsuit off, and putting on my dry clothes, I instantly felt better. As we left the surf shop, I made my way back to the restaurant that we had lunch at the day before. My body had burned alot of energy attempting to ward off the freezing waters and maintain my body temperature and quite an appetite to fill. I ordered a heaping pile of fried fish, two loaves of bread, and thoroughly enjoyed my new found warmth.
... the same in another shop just down the street. I would just try again. We bought trinkets for Morganne’s friends, Jeff got a wood holder for his business cards, I got a Moroccan hoodie top – just stuff. Nothing major, but it all was very fun.
We finally wore Jeff out. He went back to the room while Morganne and I bought a few other small things (my “designer Channel sunglasses”) then we picked up Jeff and ...