Loong bus trip to Rabat for Maritanian visa
Trip Start Sep 03, 2010
53Trip End Oct 27, 2010
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Arrived early at the Mauritanian embassy and looked around the busy and frantic city centre. This is a huge place and i looked around to get some photocopies of my passport. The 3 places i found were either closed or their photocopiers didnt work.. I sat around and had a muesli bar and noticed a photocopy place just across the road! superb
Some more people turned up, this time a south Korean, a Japanese guy and a young German couple whom i helped fill out the forms. I got talking to everyone thanks to my Languages and soon there was a small group of people all talking to me. It was great, German, English, Spanish (some moroccan guy who lived in barcelona) French and my basic Arabic. A trully enriching experience!
I took the german couple for some lunch at a typical, cheap moroccan place and they were delighted! They offered to take me down to Safi, 2hrs away from Essaouira so i happily oblidged. Back at the consulate our visas were returned very early, 13:30pm as opposed to the average 16:00. We walked back to their car, more towards the city centre and into the old medina. I introduced them to some Avocado, nut and dates milkshake which was awesome! We got into their 1990 mercedes 308 van which was a dream car. it used to be an Ambulance but perfectly converted into a lovely and cosey home. It even had a solar panel on the top! I got my TomTom GPS out and safely navigated out of the crazy city