September 21, 2009
On our third day in Essaouira, Ramadan ended. For us, this meant that we could now eat in public without feeling rude; we welcomed this after a month of Ramadan!
The picture below is of me driving a quad on the beach for three hours. These are mild; the dunes were too sandy for the photos. It was fun!
After Quads, we were exhausted, but went anyway to the spice souk, or the spice market. If you ask about a spice, the man brings the jar, lets you smell its wonder, and bags any amount you like. The process also involves sitting down for a glass or two of tea after spending an hour or so picking out spices. The spices were varied and fresh; I bought some Moroccan tea, paprika, ginger, saffron, blends for fish, chicken, and couscous, to name a few. At the end, the spice guy gives you a “gift” for shopping at his shop. My gift a bit of closet perfume- very delightful smelled. Below are some pictures- to be there feels like going back in time, or like going into a witch's closet.
A very special kind of tea...
I wanted to share with you some other wonderful sights of Essaouira. I hope you enjoy!