Touristing in Morocco during summertime time.
| Well funny thing about time, it really does what it wants. Regardless I have my phone at half battery so I have to be smart about using it. I was planning to do my tourist thing with EST in mind but later found out Morocco time works like it's summer time all the time. Which is cool and you get more light longer. I don't like messing around in the dark so that works for me.
I'm currently on a day trip to get a glmipse of the Atlas mountains. There really isn't a way to do it enough justice through words. It looks almost like someone left an old construction site on top of a lady's skirt almost, the way that the folds in the mountainside look.
Before I took on the Atlas mountains, i had previously visited the Dar Si Said Museum. It looked like a place you would need a couple days to take in al of it. I could spare two. It really is a tribute to the beuty and cultue that Morrocco has to offer. I was particularly fond of what seemd a foutain in an outdoor area. I like bodies of water in nice settings. There was alot to see and i had to puase now and again to appreciate all it had to offer.
It was on day two of looking enjoying the Dar Si Said museum that I partook of a tour half day Marrakeck city tour in the afternoon. I really appreciated the air conditioned vehicle that took us out there. Along the way we stopped by the Majorelle Gardens. They are so lovely and well kept you have no idea. I was tempted to visit with one of the groups that had come by camel. Except one of the camels looked partial to spitting at me and I declined. It was a grand opportunity to see the ancient tombs and take in more of what Morocco had to offer.
Of course during my trip to Morocco I had to visit at least one beach while I was abroad. I chose to check out Sidi Kaouki beach. The way the waves leapt up at times and splashed back down was enjoyable to behold. I felt very at peace there during my trip. Just something about being at the beach that feels right. It reminds me of home.
Of course after enjoying the Atlas mountains and taking part in one of the beaches, I had to check out a waterfall. There's just something so tranquil about such a natural body of water. I had heard of one that was really beautiful and worth checking out. I departed on a tour of the Ouzoud waterfalls. They really were as breath taking as I was led to believe. I had to take a few minutes to soak it all in. They were much more worth while to see in person. Like a painting that had come to life. Needless to say, I fully enjoyed going.
I was also able to visit Casablanca. A very old and active city that is by the ocean. So many people around, I almost felt overwhelmed. I had a destination in mind while I was there and I was determined. I had my eye set on Casablanca Cathedral. Formally, a catholic church, the tall white building is still in impressive form. I wanted to make sure I had some pictures to show the folks back home. I think I enjoyed the outside of the building more than the inside. The inside appeared to have columns of stain glass that went up the sides of the inner walls of the church. It was intriguing to see. But I vastly enjoyed the Moroccan masterpiece the outside of the cathedral had to offer.
Of course during my stay, I had to try some of the local cuisine. I opted for pastille. It looks like a pastry, a flaky, meat pastry, with sugar on top. It was sweet and delicious. I also looked into something called the apple milk drink. It looks like a smoothie a bit. It wasn't too bad.
So I decided to go ahead and try the Sunset Camel Ride in Agadir. I wasn't sure given the lighting for it but ultimately decided to go for it. It's not every day you get to ride a camel. I'm glad we had a guide who could expertly lead us because I could use all the help I could get. I don't think the camel liked me. I was being helped onto it'd back and before I could settle it had walked away disinterested. It took a little encouragement from the guide before it deigned to let me ride it. Other than that, it was actually a lovely ride. A bit uncomfortable seating at times, but it was a lovely view overall. I'm glad I took advantage of this opportunity.
Overall, the time difference didn't ruffle my travel feather too greatly. I was mostly focused on enjoying myself and I did. I have some great memories and experiences now to look back on. Some things can't be helped, like different time zones. It didn't matter too greatly they stayed in summer time. If they could make up their minds either way back home, people would be greatly relieved. I know I'll have some stories to tell when I get back. I hope that I can continue to have many more adventures to experience just like this one.