The next stop after Casablanca was Azemmour. We had spent the morning taking in the beautiful Hassan II mosque and the rest of the city didn’t speak to us, so we decided to get back on the road right away.
But first, a snack. Bread, semolina almond cookies, and something like brioche.
When we arrived, we found a spot to leave the bus and took a walk around. The colors were amazing. The photo below is one of my favorites of all time.
Azemmour is a small artist’s city with a picturesque medina and paintings covering all the walls. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
As we were looking around, a man who spoke German stopped us on the street and wanted to show us his loom. I’m used to this kind of tourist trap by now, but something about this guy intrigued me, and I followed him in spite of myself. He showed us how he makes scarves and blankets by hand, with a huge handmade wooden loom. Soon he started trying to pressure us into buying stuff so we made our excuses and made our way back to the bus.
Now on to El Jadida!