Hahaha so we are now in morocco in a seedy little internet cafe...its seriously pitch black up here and the guy behind us it watching porn. So gross haha but hey its cheap internet. Plus the stupid keyboard is all crappy and half with arabic signs and french accents and a VERY broken space bar. Imagine me thumping the computer after everyword to make the space bar work. Haha....thats how it is.
Hmm so morocco wasnt exactly how i thought it was going to be and exactly how ben thought it was going to be. In itself it is really quite pretty which im sure is why all the artists go there. Its got the pretty white buildings and the medina area is all up the hills. But quite rightly all ben can see is the dirt and the annoying people. It started off well though....we walked straight into town from the port and found a cute pension straight away. We didnt have any moroccan money though so we had to hike (literally) up a huge hill to find the main street with atms. On the way up there though we saw a taxi driver nearly kill a cat....it was run over and there was blood on the road. So horrible but the cat managed to run off the road. Hope it survived......who knows.
Our pension was really cute actually....and the man that runned it was very friendly and nice to us. Was quite a big room really with a sink and a balcony that looked over the marina. only cost us ?7.50 each for our own room when in spain its ?18-?20 each just for a bed in a dorm. However going to the toilet in this bathroom was just not possible for girls. Like it was so disgusting.....wet everywhere and ewww the smell. Yuck. Still the room was cool. Apparently all the pensions in the medina are full of africans waiting until they are allowed to go into europe. Pretty cool.
The streets around the medina are like soooo narrow and high rised...so its quite intimidating actually when ur walking along because everyone is so close to you. It had the hassle factor of asia (kids asking you for money and people wanting to do everything for you for some money.) This one man tried to be our guide for the day for ?4. We are pretty tight to have said no but we really just couldnt be bothered.
We went up and found a cafe for some lunch because the food is pretty cheap and got some pizza. One good thing about morocco is that they speak french which i can at least badly communicate in. Not like spain where its just point with finger and then por favor or gracias. So i asked for this pizza right in damn good french and i asked for NO NO NO anchovies or capers. What do i get....anchovies and capers. Like i swear it was correct french and this stupid man gave me revolting fishie grossness. Was so annoyed but i didnt have the french to argue it. Grrrr. I picked them off but when i had a bite it was all just this fishy taste....puke.
This is basically where our time in morocco started to go downhill. We decided to do some sightseeing....starting off with the kasbah museum. We had this map....but we could not find it at all. And it isnt just because we are stupid....it was just not where the map said. So we wandered around for awhile and went and saw the main square which was nice. Then the kids started hassling us again so we went away. There is this great view of the ferry port from the main street because its so high so we took lots of photos there.
Now we are here in this dingy internet room....luckily porn guy has left now. This was pretty much just one big rant....we are just disappointed that morocco wasnt what it could have been i think. We had all these plans to go to fes and casablanca but we just couldnt be bothered really. Much rather see more of europe for our money.
Next stop seville....will write more there.