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Part 8: Essaouira
Our time in Marrakesh is running out, we pack our things and a guy from the riad's staff carries them to the parking lot where our bikes rested for a couple of days:
As we're about to leave Marrakesh behind I know I have a lot of impressions from this place to digest later. Like the one I got viewing a pre school little girl selling desserts alone sitting down at a muddy corner of a backstreet. She also had a couple of spoons in a small container of water. Was it for people to try first? No idea. Local business as usual, definitely not what we experienced as kids. Don't expect images, I don't chase clicks no matter what. I didn't even dare to picture her.
As we stop later on the road for a beverage I spot construction stuff still being carried the good ol' way:
Our fleet waiting to hit the road anytime soon:
And so we do. Boring straights on R207 so at some point I reach 180 km/h to make them less boring (not recommended):
Close to Essaouira we make a stop at Point de Vue Azlef to have an overview. We disappoint the guys who expected us to fancy picturing ourselves with their camel:
Soon we arrive at Essaouira. What a world of difference this city is compared to other ones in Morocco so far. Bright colours, shades of white and blue, laid back, store owners are MUCH more cool and you can have a look at things taking your time in absence of frustrating behaviour, much more pleasant in general. To my surprise I am able to walk the main market and only one guy stepped out trying to sell me stuff. Additionally, the prices are (finally!) real. In my excitement I really want to buy one of their traditional shirts but unfortunately they make them in only one size which is not even close to mine.
I'm happy to take my first pictures: