Dear reader, I have to confess that towards the end I was very slack with my Moroccan diary and didn’t finish writing. As it turns out I am still pretty bad at consistency. To make it worse, as I am posting this, it’s been over a year since (!) this travel experience and my memory isn’t as fresh and vibrant as it should be to tell you a story about our last two days in Morocco. Despite all this I will try to draw a simple sketch with a few words and let the photos fill in the gaps and move your mind to thinking about a harbor, the smell of fresh (and not so fresh) fish, the hippie atmosphere of Essaouira, cookies with hashish sold on the streets, long beaches, violent waves, sea breeze, warm inviting hostel full of backpackers from all over the world and the best enormous midnight tagine shared with a group of strangers that become your close companions, while sharing exciting travel stories over too many glasses of wine and heavy shisha smoke.
31.10 – Sunday
01.11 – Monday – the day Rhys ate a sheep’s head.
And this was the last meal he chooses to have in Morocco. My man is a real bizarre one when it comes to food. And you know what? Sometimes it may repulse me, but I love it about the guy! Without his passion for food, culinary adventures and excitement, when he can try something very much different and peculiar it just wouldn’t be the same. When it comes to Morocco’s food adventures it wasn’t what we expected it to be. To be honest it wasn’t even close. But it could be our fault. Maybe we should have stayed longer, prepare ourselves better, learn French and basic Arabic before coming? Don’t get me wrong, I do not regret anything! The good and bad experience is what makes it worthwhile. And there was plenty good moments. One thing that will for sure be missed is the freshly squeezed orange juice and it’s ridiculously low price. Mmmmm… orange juice!
Our trip to Morocco finished on Tuesday (02.10) as we flown from Marrakesh to Porto for a couple of days before heading to Edinburgh. The big move! I hope you enjoyed our stories and frames from this trip.
Stay tuned for more.