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Quick Question on Essaouira

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outofpractice · 05/03/2004 11:59

Has anyone been to Morocco recently? Planning a trip walking in mountains with family group but have option to spend 3 nights at the coast when others go home. What do you think it would be like at Essaouira for just ds and me, ie would we get too much hassle from men? It is a very nice respectable hotel and we could get full board rather than go out to restaurants by ourselves.

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dinosaur · 05/03/2004 12:27

I think it would be fine - admittedly I did go there with DH, but in really hassly places I have been too, still got hassled even with DH. Essaouira is lovely, don't miss it.

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dinosaur · 05/03/2004 12:37

Sorry that wasn't very clear - I mean I thought Essaouira wasn't a hassly place.

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scampadoodle · 05/03/2004 12:52

Much less hassly than Marrakech (although I was there 4 years ago). I loved Essaouira. very windy though (it was April). Can recommend the Villa Maroc.

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vivat · 05/03/2004 15:53

HI out of practice - I went there about 5 years ago and it is definitely less hassley than the rest of Morocco. I did walk round on my own, and had not too much trouble. I stayed at the Villa Maroc too, but watch out for the room you get - we got a room down on the ground floor, and there wasn't much privacy as there was a window in our room loooking out onto an internal courtyard, but it had no glass !

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SenoraPostrophe · 05/03/2004 15:56

Essaouira (or howeveryou spell it) is the least hassly city in Morocco. I even went to cafes by myself with no probs! It's lovely anyway.

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outofpractice · 05/03/2004 16:35

Thank you girls! I needed some encouragement. Just booked! We really wanted to do it last year, but got too scared after bombs in Casablanca (very irrational for Londoners). Mum had a row with me last night about why am I taking her grandson yet again far away on a strenuous holiday. My sister's family live abroad and don't seem to enjoy travel or sports, so her holiday is just coming to visit my parents and doing things in their house and garden, which Mum loves. The weirdest thing is that it is the same conversation between Mum and me each time, which we used to have when I was a teenage backpacker, as a kind of ritual, and afterwards she boasts to her friends about her adventurous daughter.

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