Africa

Arriving In Essaouira at Night and Being Clueless

December 28, 2011 Jack 0

“BACK OFF PAL,” my voice reverted to a guttural west of Scotland accent as thick as a treacle scone as I did what everyone advised me not to do. I lost my temper. In fairness I felt I had good cause. A hand had grabbed my shoulder from behind… […]

Essaouira

Guide to the Moroccan town of Essaouira, the Port of Timbuktu

October 24, 2011 Jack 0

Essaouira in Morocco is a curious place; part working port, part holiday resort and part historical monument with a fusion of colonial European, Arabic and African influences that makes it feel like somewhat of a crossroads between different worlds…which in many ways is exactly what it was. […]

Africa

Dar Al Bahar, Essaouira, Morocco

October 6, 2011 Andy 0

Meaning ‘House by the Sea’, Dar Al Bahar is a beautiful, traditional dar of four storeys built into the ramparts of the old city with views over the ocean and the medina. Perfectly located within a footstep of the heart of the bustling medina… […]

Essaouira

Surviving the Harbour at Essaouira

October 5, 2011 Jack 0

The contrast between the chilled out vibes of Place Moulay Hassan in Essaouira, Morocco, and the frenzied entrance to the harbour area via a gate in the town wall comes as a bit of a surprise. One second you’re… […]