Thursday, January 08, 2009

20 November: Taroudant to Essaouira

On our way out of Taroudant this morning, we stopped at their local tannery and took a quick tour around. It was certainly different to our Fez tannery experience.

This time we were right up close to the work going on and the smell of the pigeon poo was quite strong! They give you basil or mint to sniff as you walk around to try and make it a little more of a tolerable experience. Varen did manage to buy himself a very nice leather computer bag there tho, so well worth it ;)

After that we drove on to Essauouira (another Moroccan place name not short on vowels!) with 2 stops for the crazy Argan-tree-climbing goats. Truly a bizarre sight!

We made a quick stop at a large super market for lunch supplies which we stopped to eat on a long stretch of sandy beach.

We also had a stop at an Argan place that showed us how they processes the nuts by hand to get the oil (I bought some to try in my bath at home).

And then we finally arrived in the lovely little sea-side town of Essaouira. We are staying in a lovely Riad (house with a central garden area) right in the Medina. Took a wander around the town a bit and had a yummy dinner.

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Tamara said...


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