The above image is here for an extra reason other than the obvious "nice view to the sea". What looks almost like a black dot on the water is a guy who went fishing on the tightest budget possible: He is on an inflated tire tube and uses a DIY electric motor to move around.
As we entered the area of the fortress a guy approached us trying to convince us he could guide us around. He spoke no English therefore this couldn't be the case but he looked so desperate that we decided to let him do his thing and tip him later no matter what. A quite awkward moment trying to handle both the depressive scene of his poverty and the comic way he was trying to "guide" us around.
As we walk back to our hotel we stop to buy some ice cream at a mini market. As soon as we open them we find out that all of them were melted and refridged. We return them and (fortunately) got our money back as the whole scene took place in front of the owner. As we later queue for an ice cream we spot a woman down on the sidewalk with a toddler in her hands. We couldn't miss her cause the toddler was trying to escape her hug to reach out for the grilled corns some of us were having in hand. Without much thought we give her one of them, she accepts it with s super thankful smile and gives it to her kid. I won't forget how fast it was consumed. Straight on we give her another one for her. Only by looking at them becomes obvious that the hardest question is to answer when it was the last time they had a proper meal. I won't forget that scene, especially how she smiled as "thank you" in her despair...
In general El Jadida is an ugly poor city with rare exceptions of attractive buildings, the following one being among them: