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Jorf Barmil

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  • Day32

    A long stay in Essaouira

    January 1, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ 🌙 64 °F

    Next stop is some summer sun on the beach at Essaouira and a Norfolk reunion with Pete, who has flown out to see me between Christmas and new year.

    So after a quick catch up on news, we get our priorities sorted and look for a place to show the Liverpool v Man City game. We end up in this back street bar watching the game and get speaking to a Senegalese guy called Adam. We buy him a couple of drinks as we hear about Senegal and how he is in Morocco as a musician. Through broken franglais, a couple of small beers and an hour of time it seems Adam is now our lifelong friend.  After then buying him dinner and seeing where he lives and quite firmly refusing to tell him where we are staying, we still can't decide if he is really friendly, scrounging, or a bit dodgy. After seeing him play a terrible rendition of 'jamming' by Bob Marley we decide he is mixture of the first 2 options. So harmless, but we can see that if he sees us we will not lose him for the whole day.  So for the next 3 days in Essaouira we play this ridiculous game where we pick our routes to wander based on if we can see (or are likely to see) Adam.

    I also learnt from Pete the way to deal with persistent shop owners trying to sell you stuff is to just say "je suis russe". Most of the shop owners speak Arabic, Berber, French, English, Spanish and German...but not Russian. However Pete's pasty skin allows him to pass for Russian, but for me they all just speak to me in Spanish.
     
    Finally I need to apologise to Pete as the last couple of days I was a bit rubbish having got a mild mixture of heat stroke, manflu and dodgy stomach. I finally left the picturesque but tiny town 6 days after I arrived! I never want to suffer the nervousness that is a cold / dodgy stomach mixture. Every sneeze felt like a risk!
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  • Day34

    Essouria, Morocco

    May 12, 2016 in Morocco ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    What a nice place this is. Staying at a riad called Chakir in the Medina. It is a really nice place and close and handy.
    Did a tour with the group and guide of the city, this was a good experiance.
    One of the places we went and had a drink at and I highly recommend is Taros near the water. We sat on the very top and wathced the sunset. It was cold and they gave us ponchos to wear which obviously encouraged us to stay longer. The beer was on the dearer side but not unreasonable. The atmosphere was great with live music playing as well.Read more

  • Day18

    Essaouira - Die Stadt der Winde

    October 1, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ 🌙 27 °C

    Sechs Nächte haben wir in der Stadt der Winde verbracht, um uns an den Strand zu legen und zu entspannen! Unser Tagesablauf sah folgendermaßen aus:
    - Ausschlafen
    - Frühstück
    - Strand
    - Duschen
    - Abendessen
    - Bett
    Manchmal sind wir auch ein bisschen durch die Medina geschlendert oder haben organisatorisches Zeug erledigt, aber ansonsten haben wir uns tatsächlich einfach nur erholt! So muss es sein 😍.

    Ich könnte jetzt natürlich weiter ausholen und von der Busfahrt nach Essaouira erzählen, die teilweise echt zum kotzen war (und das meine ich wörtlich, wenn auch Gott sei Dank nicht für uns). Ich könnte euch berichten wie wir um 4 Uhr in der Früh aufgestanden sind um die Reise nach Essaouira anzutreten, bei der wir letztendlich um 20 Uhr am selben Tag angekommen sind. Komplett am Ende und todesmüde. Oder von der gammligen Unterkunft, die nur feuchte Luft und Ameisen im Bett zu bieten hatte. Außerdem könnte ich euch von unserem Gesundheitszustand berichten, der sich erst gegen Ende unseres Aufenthalts in der Stadt der Winde wieder besserte. Aber hey, das würde sich doch nur halb so schön lesen und deshalb verzichte ich lieber auf Einzelheiten 😋.

    Aber mal Spaß bei Seite, im Großen und Ganzen war es doch ganz nett, wie auf den Bildern zu sehen ist!
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  • Day198

    Essaouira

    January 4, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    A fishing and resort town on the Atlantic. And one of my favorite places we visited. Of course that might be related to being in the Sahara and Atlas Mountains where we had trouble getting warm. 70F was welcome. But so was the town. Pics are of the center of town, some gates in the city walls with detail, a small street in the medina, and view of the ocean past the quarantine island where visitors had to wait to proved they weren't carrying any diseaseRead more

  • Day198

    Essaouira fortress and harbor

    January 4, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Old Portuguese fortress protecting the old harbor. One picture I don't have is of the fish market right at the harbor. I got too busy eating fresh oysters while we bought a lot of different fish for lunch that we took to a restaurant that prepared our fish for our lunch. I didn't get any pictures if that either. I was too busy eating. Then I went for a Berber massage.Read more

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