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Agadir

Morocco's St.Tropez

semi-overcast 22 °C
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Well, I came here without knowing what to expect. I'm kind of disgusted by this place. Here are some pictures
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This is the waterfront. On the other side there are big hotels I didn't bother to take a picture of. The place is full of tourists. I try not to, but I really resent them for staying in those hotels. They are building a big palace with golf course and everything. To keep all this waterfront as green, they are importing water from all over the region and drying out the interior. This is really decadent when you think that Morocco is one of the countries with the biggest water shortage problem in the world.
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A very elocent picture, I think. The writing on the hill says "Allah, nation and the King".
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I found a cheap room in a cheap hotel. This is a picture of the communal shower. It's just been cleaned fortunately, but the smell lingers on... For 10 Dh more I could have gotten a room with my own (western) toilet and shower. Maybe I should review my principles...
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Agadir... The medina's been destroyed by an earthquake, there are still some damaged buildings around.
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At least one bright side: Linux has gotten a foothold in Morocco. Go Linux!

Other news:
I still have absolutely no digestive problems. These vaccins are paying of! I'm seriously dehydrated, though, I really must drink more.
Contact with the locals: I've been hit on by hookers (which I expected) and one man (which I didn't!). Countless talks with beggars and street vendors, and I've been invited to smoke or dinner by plenty of dealers. The only person I talked to that didn't want to sell me something was the guy next to me on the bus. This kind of sucks.
I've given up my 100 Dh a day goal, it's too little. Now I just try not to pay for anything that's not necessary or an experience. Speaking of which, I tried Moroccan chocolate. It's quite ok.

I'll leave tomorrow for Taroudannt or Essaouira, depending on which bus I find first.

Posted by 5fingerfab 07:04 Archived in Morocco Tagged round_the_world

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Et bien, que de découvertes plus ou moins attendues! Tu t'es mis un peu à l'arabe ou bien tout le monde parle français? Tu parles beaucoup de marocains, des vendeurs et des touristes... mais les marocaines? Elles sont comment alors? ;)
Je t'envoie une pensée et un bizou et attend avec plaisir la suite de tes aventures. Raconte aussi un peu ce que tu manges! Et les paysages? c est vert? Il y a quoi comme genre d'arbres?
Tu t'es pas baigné?

by Smine

+1 pour linux ^^

by risbo

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