Bab goes south.

Trip Start Dec 13, 2012
Trip End Feb 15, 2013

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Flag of Morocco  , Souss-Massa-Draa,
Monday, January 14, 2013

As I left off, the rooftop breakfast in Essaouira remains my favourite, but I should mention that all our riads in Morocco provide great complimentary breakfasts. Usually consisting of fresh bread, butter and sometimes a kind of nut butter with honey, jams, yogurt, coffee, tea, and always always with fresh squeezed (like fresh squeezed a minute ago) orange juice. Mmmm!

This day was a long one in the car and I took a whole bunch of photos. Shaun, who likes silence to invent things in his mind while driving, eventually snapped at my radio seeking through fuzzy stations playing everything from Celine Dion to what can only be described as 'drum circle with castinettes', and happily invited me to listen to my music with headphones.

We drove through Smimou, Tamri, Taghazout, Agadir, Tifnite, Sidi Bibbi, Tiznit (where when getting gas, a lovely man on a scooter told us we were on the road to the Sahara and waited doing circles in the traffic circle to point us in the right direction - way to go!) Mirleft and eventually Sidi Ifni.

The travelling bible, Lonely Planet (affectionately called "the LP") described Sidi Ifni as very Spanish as it was a colony of Spain in the late 60's where "people will be more likely to greet you with hola than bonjour". Sign me up!

But alas, the LP was wrong. The town was certainly nice but we didn't experience any charm or anything special besides over priced Riad rooms (compared to everywhere else we've stayed in our 3 weeks), eerily quiet "popular" dining spots, and the packed rv park on the beach. Meh.

Instead of driving south into Goulmime (in the Western Sahara) to see more sand and camels we decided to head back just north of Agadir to Taghazout; a little town that looked really quiet and young-English-speaking-people friendly as it is home to Surf Maroc, a big British run hostel and surf school with restaurant.

Turns out surf maroc was full, but their friend Rachid had a place available at Dar Taghazout, a small vacation apartment building just down the beach.

But more of that later!

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