How it all started: Day 12 and 13

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

I knew as soon as I arrived that I would love it here. My second last stop. A stay at the coast. Beach days were coming. I had heard about the music scene. And the laid-back ambiance attracted me.

The place: Essaouira.

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Yet despite spending far too much time on the beach and suffering from heat/sun stroke like never before, I loved this place!

A laid-back medina perfect for shopping.  I actually purchased five pairs of shoes.  (And then wore my pointy-toed slippers to my government job upon return to Ottawa much to the horror of some colleagues.  A true sign that I just didn’t fit in!)

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Fun afternoons spent listening to Gnaoua music and expanding my music collection.

And a port for wandering around before feasting on seafood.

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Oh and little cafes serving yummy coffee and fresh-pressed orange juice.

But I secretly longed to get to Marrakech, the city I just had a good vibe about.

 

 

Comments
2 Responses to “How it all started: Day 12 and 13”
  1. Oum says:

    Essaouira is one of the cities I like the most in Morocco. Unfortunately, I haven’t set foot there since 2002 ! I would need to do something about this very soon 🙂
    PS: A little “clin d’oeil” for you in this article today
    http://blogs.lexpress.fr/styles/top-blogs-styles/2014/06/25/un-blog-une-maman-une-facette-moins-bisounours-de-la-maternite/

  2. Wonderful Shots of local life style..:)

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