Morocco - Land of Selective Photography

Trip Start Mar 24, 2006
Trip End Dec 22, 2006

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Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hey guys have been very very slack at updating this site recently due to us rushing around trying to see all we could before having to return the car in Paris. no excuses now we are chilling in London with Kate's rellies for a couple of weeks. Will try to get more photos on soon but for now will just have to make to do with my brief descriptions.

As far as Asilah goes it seemed like a nice place to visit for 2-3days but unfortunately, despite all our precautions against food poisoning, we both got the flu instead and ended up there for almost a week. By the end we were getting a bit sick of the place. The Paradise beach which is raved about in our travelbook was ok until high tide forced us up the beach where it is horribly polluted. some dude with his donkey stopped to chat for a while and the donkey took quite a liking to kate in a rather unpleasant way......The horse and cart ride to the beach and back however was really entertaining allowing you to see places around the town where you wouldn't normally venture. bum-numbingly good. Likewise the whitewashed walls of the medina were quite beautiful but a short stroll in any direction soon brought us to some of the worst living conditions we've ever witnessed. To get to the place we let some guy help us with the bus system (the main bus service ctm stopped their route to asilah so we were forced to go with the private companies which are a bit of a circus) and then of course he kept wanting to find us a place, show us his shop etcetc and we managed to bump into him almost every day we were there (its only a small town)leading to the same polite but very annoying scenerio. One of the highlights was meeting Jose a cool Spanish guy who was staying in a friends place where a moroccan lady worked as a chef/cleaner etc the last night we ate on top of his roof overlooking the medina. Amazing food, we both agree it was one of the best meals we've ever enjoyed.
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