On a delightful, airconditioned, 1st class bus from Marrakech to Essaouira
The Essaouira coast
Kodak - the Arabic way
The yummiest crepes in the world!
A charming vintage store tucked away in the medina
The sweetest little kitty - hiding in the pot plant
Out on the town
The harbour - and the canons that protected the town back in the 14th century
This is Essaouria - probably our favourite part of the Morocco leg. A small sea-side town down the south of the country - all the buildings are painted white and the doors and shutters painted blue. Even the taxis are blue. And the colours of the town add to the ambiance of it all. The main part of the town is within the medina walls, and just a short bike ride to the south is its harbour, full of quaint little boats and fishing vessels bringing home the daily catch.
Alcohol is hard to come by (and subsequently very expensive) but we found LOVELY Italian restaurant that serves the most amazing pizzas (after a week of tagines and cous cous, all I really wanted was a greasy pizza - hence the extra 3 kgs I brought home, and Im not talking about my suitcase...). They also made the best mojitos Ive tasted in a long time, so I was happy as a fat kid with a cupcake.
We spent some time quad-biking (where I scared the boys sh*tless going over the dunes), on mountain bikes cruising the town, shopping down the various little alley ways and lanes, and of course eating our weight in crepes, wraps, pizzas, red wine and mint tea.
If you ever have a chance to get to Morocco (seriously...make a plan....), make some time to get to Essaouria, you wont regret it.