After Chefchaouen, we made our way south to the coastal town of Essaouira. A beautiful walled city that sits on the Atlantic ocean. We spent a a few days enjoying the seafood and relaxing before heading back to Marrakech for our flight to London.
After experiencing the odd differences between American and Moroccan culture over the past couple weeks, we have decided to put together a list of odd things that Moroccans love/obsess over/drive us crazy. Enjoy!
1. Their king
Pictures hang over every doorway and office desk (multiple copies per household).
2. Tree climbing goats
Yes Virginia, they do exist . . . and can be seen throughout the country side mid foliage.
3. Selling hash
4. Selling you anything
5. Winter without central heat
6. The saying, “See you later alligator”
Common phrase directed at American tourists when departing.
7. Upcharging travelers
8. Pointed hoodie robes
9. Non alcoholic beverages
10. Mint (sugar) tea
11.Clanging metal objects together and asking for money
It never fails. The minute you sit down to enjoy some mint tea or other non alcoholic bevy, a team of gentleman in pointed hoodies start banging old bicycle parts together to the beat of “home on the range”. Before promptly asking for money.
12. Selling Kleenex and asking for money
Why Kleenex. I have no idea.
13. Simply asking for money
14. Not having correct change
15. Not hanging out with your spouse
18. Beating ones donkey
19. Honking scooters
20. Slinging children on your back
Entails balancing the infant on your back as you lean forward and slinging a small blanket around your back and tying it off quickly before the infant falls.
21. The full extension
22. Construction paper napkins
They are nonabsorbent, uncomfortable, and utterly useless.
23. Sexually active cats
They are loud and everwhere. Clearly Bob Barker and “The Price Is Right” was never broad casted in Morocco.
24. Day old bread
Dry, chewy, tasteless, and served with everything . . . or even as an entire meal.
26. Plucking string instruments
(see clanging metal objects for money)