Posts Tagged‘Essaouira’

Moroccan Ma'akouda Patties

Ma’akouda – The Moroccan “French Fry”

  It was after a long morning on the beach of Essaouira that we stumbled into the medina to find something for lunch.  Well equipped with a list of requests from the rest of the family we found a “snak” stand to place a very large order.  It was during this last visit to Morocco that I danced with the idea of vegetarianism having had my fill and then some of meat and chicken.  When we went out to eat I was constantly opting for an option without meat.  So as we stood placing order after order I glanced into…

shark man essaouira morocco

How to Buy A Shark in Morocco

After MarocBaba and I were engaged we took a trip for a few days to Essaouira, a few hours from Marrakech, to spend some time together.  When we went to Morocco this past fall we went to Essaouira again.  It was almost 7 years from our first visit.  We never took a honeymoon and the vacation to Morocco was the first time we both were away from the kids for longer than a week.  The whole trip was special for us but going back to Essaouira was something we both really looked forward to.  Over the next two weeks my…

Grilling Lunch in Essaouira

The first time I went to Essaouira I had only been in the physical presence of my then-fiance 5 days.  It was on my second trip to Morocco (the first having been when we met).  It was in March and I was on spring break from college.  I remember the weather being cold as the city sits on the Atlantic ocean.  I also remember there was no way I was eating fish or seafood, although he told me that was why people went to Essaouira.  Not this girl.  Fast forward six years and my affection for seafood has grown leaps…