Wow, it feels like forever since I’ve been on here.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who followed this blog during my trip. Thanks for sticking through the post droughts and all the notes you sent about how much you enjoyed it. I hope everyone enjoyed it, and I hope I gave you a little insight into the Moroccan culture, and maybe even sparked an interest in going yourself :) Its beyond worth it.
So it got me thinking about blogging in general. I really enjoyed it while I was away, so I decided I wanted to start my own blog (!!!!!) I’m really excited about it. Its called “Many the Miles” and the link the url is www.traveledmiles.tumblr.com I hope I’ll see some of you over there :)
Today is the last of our trip. We’re presenting our final projects and findings all day today. It’s a little brutal but were having a final dinner tonight which were all looking forward to.
A picture of one of the goats in a tree that we saw in the way to Essaouira. If you didn’t read the post about this, I suggest you scroll down until you find so you don’t think I’m completely insane/really good at photoshop.
This is probably going to be the most painful thing ever. Well, besides when we actually leave for the states on Wednesday (what!?)
This has been absolutely, hands down my favorite place. It’s a sleepy little beach town in the off season, just what we needed at the end the jam-packed trip we’ve had. The people are the epitome of Moroccan Hospitality, and if you walk into their shop and you don’t buy anything they say thanks for coming in and they don’t chase after you shouting lower prices or rude insults.
After our amazing lunch and nap yesterday we went and had drinks at a cafe on the beach until dinner. We had dinner at a really cool restaurant called Taros. I had a seafood Pastilla which was great.
Today we had our final class session before our group presentations in Casablanca on Tuesday. We then we given money to plan and go on an excursion as a leadership challenge. One group ended up doing a scavenger hunt around the city. Jill and I both ended up doing a cooking class. Hands down probably the best decision we made besides coming on this trip to begin with. We made an eggplant purée salad (like baba ganoush) and lamb tajine with red onion, almonds and prunes and lots of spices. It’s a traditional Moroccan tajine. While we were waiting for our food to cook in the tajine a (its a process) we took a trip to a spice shop and got to have a tea with 15 different herbs and smell all the different spice combinations they make. It was heaven!
We spent earlier in the day doing a little it of shopping and on the beach (Jill even got in!).
All in all its been a great couple of days here, and if it isn’t obvious by my uber enthusiasm for this city, were really going to miss it.
Last sunset in Essaouira :( I don’t want to leave!
Just got back from an amazingggg lunch at a restaurant called La Cantina. It’s run by 2 British women who came to Morocco for a change about 5-6 years ago. Jill and I both had the ‘jacket baked potato with chili con carne’ and it was to die for.
We’re probably going back there for breakfast tomorrow morning because they had some pretty good lookin omelettes on the menu.
So far we are absolutely in love with this sleepy lazy beach town. It was just what we needed after the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. Yesterday I spent a couple hours on the beach just reading and relaxing, which was much needed. We went to a seafood restaurant last night called Chez Sam and had some unbelievable swordfish.
We came back for a post chili siesta, and then going back out for a little more shopping/exploring and watching the sunset on the beach.
Picture if our new Riad from the top floor!