Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Essaouria, Day 1

So these are some pictures from the bus from Marrakech to Essaouria.


As we drove through this one tiny little town, there was a ton of dust being blown around.  Mini dust storm, I guess.

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And while we ended up seeing lots of camels in Morocco, the first one we saw was in a truck.

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Then we got there and walked through the medina to our hotel.


This was the view from our terrace.

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Then we went back out and wandered around.

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Being so much farther south, the shops had a lot more African-feeling stuff, like deep-Africa.  Just look and see what I mean.


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This guy gave me his email address and wanted me to post this picture on Facebook.  No thanks.

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I so wish I would have bought one of these cool long-legged horses for my dad.

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Then, when it was about 6:00 and we were waiting for the restaurants to open in an hour, we went out to this open area between the walled city and the boat harbor and watched the pretty sunset.  Lots of people were also doing this, and we got more offers of smokes.

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Then we went here and had dinner.


I had couscous and Brett had a pastilla.  It was alright but not phenomenal.  A cat came inside and sat on an empty seat.


We really liked it in Essaouria.  More of it tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I can not believe that you didn't get me one of those cool horses. That is it, you are officially out of the will.


Anonymous said...

There was definitely a different feel to it and different flair to the arts. Cool. Mom

Christine Merrill said...

I should have said last time you posted about it, but I forgot, my mom makes bastilla and I love it! It was sorta cool to see that they actually do eat it in Morocco :) I guess maybe it's like someone coming to America and finding out that we really do eat hamburgers...

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