Camels on the Beach and the Medina
Trip Start Aug 28, 2010
17Trip End Jan 10, 2011
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Finally, after about 2 hours of driving, we came to a stop on the beach and we saw 20 or so camels and their 5 babies standing in the sand! They were the cutest things ever. We all piled out of the bus and rushed to the beach. The camels were kind of scary at first, but once we started feeding them grass they got more friendly. The camel man took 6 of us with him (Adam and I included) and walked us down close to the water. He grabbed some camels and got them to sit down. The hardest part about riding a camel, is staying on while they are standing up and sitting down. You are pretty much at an 60 degree angle during both.
I was the first one to get on a camel
After the camels, we boarded the bus and headed for the Medina of Asilah. Medinas are the old-walled-in parts of Arabic cities. This is were the Mosque generally is and where there are many houses. As we walked around the Medina, we got to see many cool house all painted white and blue. We also walked out onto the pier and saw HUGEEE waves crashing against the sea wall. Its also funny, because in Asilah, I think we were offered drugs about 100 times. The hash in Morocco is apparently the best in the world...I wouldnt know however. After our tour of the city, we headed out of the Medina and got some coffee at a little cafe. The coffee and tea in Morocco are actually extreeeeeemly good. I had it everyday. We then proceeded to get on the bus and head to our next destination....RABAT!!