January 1-2, 2007
| We only intended to stay a day in Agadir
but we add another day. Agadir, pronounced with a hard "g", is a very different
city. For instance, it doesn't have a medina. It is very modern, being rebuilt
in the 60's after an earthquake. Agadir is basically the Cancun of Morocco
- European tourists (France, Spain, UK, Netherlands) will come and stay
in one of the many "beach hotels" for a week. These resorts are "all
inclusive" - you pay one price and it includes all meals, entertainment,
Another reason Agadir is popular - the roads are quite wide. A Sultan from Saudia Arabia has a palace in Agadir (we drove by it) and therefore donated money to enlarge all the roads. We had two lanes on each side for at least a 30 KM stretch. The rest of Morocco averages half of one lane.
We spent the two days getting over our food poisoning - in fact, we continued our fasting (we didn't eat at all on December 31 or January 2). Agadir doesn't have a lot of tourist attractions beyond the beaches, but it is perfect for R&R.
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|First and foremost, Agadir is about the beaches and the waves. The surf is impressive and many people will windsurf starting in February. While we are here, the water is very very cold.|
|... high waves....
Note: the wall in the front of the picture are very common. Much like New England, you see walls like this around many fields and houses.
|More surf pictures....|
|Sunset at the beach looking back towards the port. The writing on the hill is, we believe, "Allah , the King, the People" We saw similar writing in hills and mountains throughout Morocco. At night, it lights up. :)|
|More sunset pictures....|
|Sunset picture from our hotel. Someone is looking at the many sea shells....|
|Our hotel! It's not very often that we see man/woman being intimate with each other. I like her Orange dress (a pretty common color).|
|The beach goes on forever .... As we walk away from our hotel, all of a sudden there was a line in the sand. The man under the parasol has the job of telling us that we couldn't go any further. Don't know why....|
|The pool was large and many people use it during the day. It was much warmer than the ocean. No waves though...|
|The sign is indicative of the Moroccan etiquette....|
|We hadn't eaten in two days. Justin begged to stop at McDonalds for some "non-tajine" food.|
|We spent much of our time recovering...|