Essaouira, Morocco, Northern Africa?
Essaouira is an ancient port in western Morocco located on the Atlantic coast. Approximately 350 km south of Casablanca, the city is partially enclosed by late 18th century fortified walls. While exploring Morocco, I spent time there. Afterwards, on our way to Casablanca, we went to Sok Aam, a Berber village.
The Berbers, an ethnic group indigenous to North Africa, live primarily in Libya, Algeria and Morocco. Sok Aam has a population of approximately 1,200 and we wandered through the weekly morning market. Men are responsible for the selling and shopping and for the most, travel to and fro area villages on donkeys.
As an author, whenever I journey anywhere, I am on the lookout for unique settings. I hope these photos show why I considered the Sok Aam market truly memorable and, hence, a likely site for a scene or two in a future book.
We also visited the Berber Museum in Marrakech, Morocco. Located in the Jardin Majorelle, its website is: www.jardinmajorelle.com
What unique settings have you visited? I welcome your comments.