Maison du Sud, Essaouira.

My driver met me at Marrakesh airport, it’s the first time I’ve had my name on a card at arrivals. KE Adventure, my travel agent, told me it would take 3 hours to transfer to Essouira (esso-weera), the driver said 21/2 but we arrived swiftly in 2 hours, it was something of an Adventure! After losing and then finding the car keys I had to ask him to switch on his headlights and within minutes of leaving the airport were only a few cms of a crash or two. The culture shock was immediate, it only took 12 mins from the airport for our first encounter with a donkey and cart.

Maison du Sud sits within the walls of Essouira, there is no access for cars so my luggage was transported by hand cart, yep just like the Olden Days. It’s just lovely here, my room is split level, the bed is upstairs with a nice sitting area and bathroom below. Being right in the Medina it can be a little noisy and of course we are all called to prayer at 6am.




Another shock to my system is that there is no tv or other Facilities in my room, I’m spoilt by my 4 star lifestyle . . The Riad does have free wi fi but only in the lobby, I can live with that.

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