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Nov 11, 2016 - Agadir

We left Marrakech at 10.30a.m. Mon. On a cloudy rainy day. We went via the local bus to Agadir. The bus stopped for a break 2 hours later at a cold windy rest area with a small restaurant for 15 min. We started down from a high plain through fresh washed red rock canyons. The top could not be seen. As we neared the coast the clouds broke and the sun shone through. At the Gare Routiere de Agadir, we met Moustaffa, a taxi driver who charged us 5 times the going rate for a drive to our hotel....said drive back would be free. We made...

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Nov 2, 2012 - Entry 16

11/2/12 Agadir, Morocco The day we arrived and docked in Agadir, we did a massive BA or Bot Appreciation, in which we cleaned and took care of Argo. I had the luxury of cleaning the propane locker. I found some unidentifiable objects in there; I’m not sure when it was last cleaned. All the while, Captain Sam was dealing with customs. We were lucky in that Captain didn’t have to bribe the officers with packs of cigarettes, which apparently are kept on the boat somewhere for that exact purpose. It seems to make things easier and faster in...

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The Experience

Jun 13, 2012 - Farewell Morocco

The famous Place Jemaa El Fna square in Marrakech is a fascinating place.  Part of it is set up with food stalls, but with lots of space for snake charmers, acrobats, groups of musicians, women wanting to do henna designs, horses and carriages and the "dentists".  The dentists have a small table with a pile of extracted teeth and a variety of false teeth.  Teeth are removed without the assistance of anesthetic or antiseptic as far as we could see. Argan oil  trees grow in the Essaouira coastal region.  They will survive in 50 degree...

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Oct 20, 2011 - Back from the Sahara

We are back from the Sahara safe and sound but with a sore butt!!!. Camel riding was great fun, Simone procured herself a white camel which she promptly named snowy. The Sahara was brilliant with massive sand dunes as far as you could see. Sim's first real camping experience, no shower, hole in the ground for your business and sleeping under the stars!!! She loved it, but I don't think camping is her thing LOL (the no shower bit anyway)!! (from Sim - NEVER AGAIN) We are currently in Taroudant and heading towards the coastal town of...

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Oct 14, 2011 - Agadir, Morocco

October 14 After our short visit in Taroudante, we left the valleys of the magical Anti High Atlas Mountains behind and headed towards the windswept Atlantic Coast and Essaouira. Our first stop was in Agadir along the coast. It was beautiful. We stopped at a huge supermarket, picked up some lunch and headed to the beach where we enjoyed our lunch in the warm sea breeze. We still had some time to take a walk along the beach while we waited for the other group to finish their lunch at a restaurant. After that, we got back into our original...

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Mar 22, 2010 - Agadir, Morocco

Up early again for heading ashore at 9 in Agadir, Morocco. Pop: 200,000. Rebuilt after 1960 earthquate that killed 15000. (1/2 the population) Weather perfect. A chap picked us up and gave us a walking tour for 40 min or so; we gave him a couple of euros. Had a beer then went down to the beach where we ate our lunch which we bought with us. Then caught a taxi 8km to the LaMadine. A beautiful place but none was working on their crafts so wandered for 20 min and caught the taxi back 150dirhams. Had another drink 20d/beer (2E) before catching...

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Europe 2010

Jan 11, 2008 - Agadir

I managed to get a tout to swear at me and stomp off in a huff today - result. Non of the big 3 reliable bus companies were running from Ouarzazate so I had to go for one of the private ones. I chose TAM Express purely as it had the best departure time of 8:30am, not too early but with an estimated journey time of 4-5 hours (LP) should get me to Agadir by early afternoon. As usual I got to the bus station early, if I was directing my own movie I can picture the scene - happy music (Summer Holiday?) plays as we scan across the bus station at...

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Dec 22, 2007 - Imprevistos y más imprevistos, Marrakesh-Agadir-El Aaiún

Prometí no hablar de mis problemas y las promesas hay que cumplirlas. ¿Los imprevistos son problemas? Según cómo se mire, yo intento ver su lado positivo. Los musulmanes celebran su "fiesta del sacrificio" casi coincidiendo con nuestra Navidad. Para situar esta celebración utilizan el calendario lunar, por lo que cambia de fecha cada año, más o menos como nuestra Semana Santa (es curioso que, en Barcelona, este año las comunidades marroquí y pakistaní lo han celebrado en días distintos: no entiendo cómo la sagrada unidad del Corán es...

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Dec 9, 2007 - Agadir, Morocco

In one word WOW. I can barely describe how wonderful this country is!! After 12 days at sea (which went way faster than I thought it would thanks to blue sky and sunshine) we arrived in the port city of Agadir. Now I have to say that my initial reaction was one of horror as the smell that wafted up from the water and the very industrial harbour was extremely unpleasant. Rotting fish mixed with the rather unique Arabic toilet facilities (open ditches for the workers in the harbour)led to an assault on the nose!! The first walk through the...

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Oct 21, 2007 - Agadir/Inzegane

Flat, flat, FLAT...dry,dry,DRY...lots of eucalyptus once recommended by western "experts" in plots for fast wood growth, except they suck water and unless you have a bunch of koala around the fodder is worthless! Also, lots of dead/dying olive groves...Along the coast N. & S. of Agadir argan trees(Argania spinosa) slow grow, similar to olive, unique to Morocco, very heat resistant(can survive 50 C.)-for centuries has provided firewood for Berbers and fodder for goats(they even can climb the trees). Oil from nuts the Berber women collect...

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Africa Plus

Feb 10, 2006 - Farewell Morocco

How quickly times flies! Already my 5 weeks in Morocco are over and I'm now moving on to Kenya and the rest of Africa. The last week or so in Taghazout was very similar to previous ones - except we had exceptionally high + low tides and a massive swell that came along and changed the beaches altogether. Where there had once been soft sand, there are now rocky groynes, huge boulders and pebbles! This of course changed the way the waves were breaking in each spot but we managed to adjust and catch a few more nice rides - see attached...

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Jan 4, 2006 - Morocco for beginners

So, finally arrived in Morocco late on new year's day. Flight was quite empty so could spread out and sleep which was nice. Some other passengers were suffering severe hangovers from too much celebration for NYE but I was fine. Staying in apartments in Taghazout, small village about 40 mins north of Agadir. It's very poor and basic in the village but we are in luxury accom with running water and flush toilets (although power and water went off for several hours yesterday) Our apt looks right over the sea and my bed is next to balcony so I...

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