I continued my journey further up the coast from Oualidia, towards El Jadida. This was to make it easier to loop back down towards Marrakesh the following day, but would enable me to see the UNESCO world heritage site of the Fortress of Mazagan (the old Portuguese walled town).
12 May 2016
11 May 2016
If you board the daily local bus heading north from Essaouira, after a slow three hours you may reach the village of Oualidia. This village is found along the main road; however the reason and attraction to come and stay here was a short 10 minute walk down a hill. Once down the hill I found the beautiful crescent shaped beach found on a lagoon, which I mainly had to myself for the couple of days spent here.
9 May 2016
7 May 2016
After touching down late in the evening I wasn't sure I'd find my hostel in the winding maze of central souqs (bazaar/markets) of central Marrakesh, many of the winding lanes looked a little like this: