Essaouira

I arrived 2 days ago in Essaouira and already feel like a local. The Medina is quite a small contained place so that one cannot really get lost. It is walled in on all sides except for the opening to the port.

On my arrival here it started to rain, first time I have seen it in Morocco. I have been very lucky so far. On my first day I just took a little tour around the port and my hotel and basically left it at that.
The next morning started with more rain in between bursts of sunshine. So I tried my best to use the sunny times to see more from this beautiful place.

I also did quite a bit of shopping here. Finally had the time and leisure to bargain a lot. Have also been called a Berber quite often (a compliment for me, meaning I drive a hard bargain).
I also went to a spa, but was not in mood for a Hamam. Just needed a bit of pampering and enjoyed a manicure and pedicure.
I asked as well for my eyebrows to be brought in shape. And this was quite a surprise when she first plucked a bit with the tweezers and then used scissors. I freaked out and asked her what she was doing???
She brought me mirror and showed me. It looks very neat and I like them a lot better. Apparently they comb the eyebrows up and cut and then down and cut. Whatever she did, I looks very good and opens my eyes a lot more. They really know what they are doing.
In the afternoon I met Hamid and we drove to the beach. He got some beers and we enjoyed an excellent view.
I am still enjoying the last hour here in Essaouira in my hotel Maison du Sud. We are leaving for Marrakech later, my last stop on this trip.
Yours, Pollybert

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