We had to leave our new friends at the Kasbah Omar behind yesterday bound for the seaside resort of Essaouira. It’s a good thing we’re here as nearby Marrakech is enduring a heat wave of Koranic proportions. Here on the Atlantic coast of Morocco the temperature is perfect. It seems the y have a climate like coastal Southern California…never too hot, never too cold. I like it.
For anyone planning a tour of this drop-dead gorgeous country, Essaouira should not be missed. It reminds me of an old “Hollywood Has Been,” she’s ready for her close up. Even I, a person who just takes snapshots rather than photographs, can feel like a professional with a cheap point and shoot camera. There’s so much color, the light is beautiful, the people interesting. This is in addition to it being a smaller town and its medina is perfect for strolling around taking it all in. Exotic enough to engage your imagination, but intimate enough not to be overwhelmed.
We head to Marrakech tomorrow where we will end our Moroccan odyssey. So, I will likely have only one or two more posts from here. I’m saddened to think of this trip ending but thankful I was glad to experience its history and beauty. So soon it will be time to say “Adieu mon nouvel ami.”