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... as the waves battered the harbour walls, women bedecked in full dress, with headscarf and veil, sat chatting and holding plastic buckets, waiting for the fishermen to arrive. Normally, women would not be seen out in the early morning, and would certainly not be seen at the port - there is a stigma attached to women who visit the ports - they are rumoured to be women of loose morals who wait for the sailors. These women were wearing veils to disguise their faces and to ...
Had a great breakfast some homemade breads, jams and fruit we then tackled the old battlements - small fort like building along with a tower we could climb for a better view. It was great there were youngsters about playing drums and having a good time. We them walked through the port area the local fisherman were still selling the catch of the day certainly a good mix of ...
... the dishes back tomorrow, any time you want.
The beach in Essaouira is not so good for sunbathing or swimming, as the wind blows too hard. However, the harbor has been walled off in such a way that the waves get deflected at a right angle, at one end of the beach. So you have one set of waves coming straight in off the ocean, and another set of waves moving right to left across the beach. The result is a checkerboard pattern, something ...
... town, let me describe it from
the eyes of two young, white girls with dreadlocks.
Every day as soon as we step out of our
hotel, we get harassed. Half of the time its people shouting 'Rasta
Pasta' at us, or asking how long we have had our 'Rasta's' for. Also
people trying to attract our attention by shouting 'Rasta, hello,
bonjour, ca va, sorry, where are you from, Rasta!!' Or asking if we
want hash or opium.
When we first got here, we felt rude
... 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 ...