EssaouiraEssaouira was the perfect way to end our time in Morocco. It's a beautiful, breezy, sea-side town with a manageable medina and dozens of restaurants. We walked around and hit all the usual haunts - the harbour, the medina, the Portuguese Fortress, and the beach. One of our favourite memories of Essaouira is watching a beach soccer game go down at sunset.

We had to find a place to stay rather last minute since we had changed up our itinerary a bit (ditching a night at Dad├Ęs Gorge). We got a room at Riad El Mess which had such a beautiful roof top terrace! It was the perfect spot for a cup of tea & a book. 

To be clear - Essaouira is a very touristy town. I know that an ultra touristy place is often undesirable to travellers who want to get off the beaten path, but in this case it was really nice. It was just so easy! Restaurants were open even though it was Ramadan and we felt totally safe and comfortable walking around everywhere. After some uncomfortable situations in Marrakesh, we felt like we could let our guards down and just soak in our last few days.

After our time in Essaouira, we hopped on a quick flight to Lisbon! Photos of that STUNNING city coming up next. xx


  1. *sigh* Gosh, you photos have ensured that I put Morocco on my bucket list.

  2. We've visited Morocco and Essaouira in May of last year, on a very similar trip -- I have loved looking through your images, you've captured it so beautifully :)

  3. I am bit hungry at the moment and now I read the word restaurant, but anyways, I was wondering, what is the food like in Morocco - what would be a typical dish? and did you try some specialities or other worth mentionable dishes? :)

    1. Lots & lots of tajine (beef! lamb! chicken!) which is slow cooked in a clay pot. The meat is so tender! We also had a lot of harira, a soup often used to break the fast during Ramadan. Couscos is also a main staple. For drinks - we had a lot of banana shakes & orang juice in the mornings and mint tea the rest of the day! :)

  4. Lovely post. I'm so into it!

  5. What a nice walk I had here with you... : )


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