Morocco – Day 10 – El Jadida -> Asillah (298 km)
The last two days in Morocco were marked by our imminent return to Europe. We felt that the trip was coming to an end and we were tired too. That day the road was really easy riding along the coast with less than 300km to get through.
Although we did not have plans to enter Casablanca or Rabat, again I regret that we did not visit either of them. We arrived in Asillah even rested. The hotel was very good and so was the swimming pool. The best, however, was that there was a beach on the other side of the street and the ocean was literally thundering with huge waves.
Asillah is a lovely little town. There is a striking purity, especially this part of the city, which was built by the Portuguese. The massive ramparts and the possibility to get up them and see the town from the ocean made a huge impression on me. It was a game of colours of white and blue and the sun made an electrifying impression.
Since it was the last day when we could do more shopping, we set sail in a vortex of search, selection and price negotiation of all kinds of souvenirs.
We arrived at the hotel relatively early, and we realized that the next day we had to get up very early at 5 am to go in the direction of the Tangier ferry.
Advice: Watch out for local traffic. First of all signs and traffic rules are treated conventionally. Particular attention should be paid to the ubiquitous roundabouts. Their short cutting is the norm and the principle that the roundabout has priority is rarely adhered to. Tourists on motorcycles are treated very exceptionally, and are very often let through even though they don’t have priority. In such cases, however, you have to be very vigilant. Police officers at the checkpoints are very polite and help them go on without stopping at the check point (in most cases). However, when approaching it is necessary to slow down – often according to the 20 km/h sign.