Morocco 7: Digital nomad style studying in the best places
During the days, I often spent my time at another guesthouse/restaurant at the (main/only) street, that had a terrace with a beautiful view over the town. The perfect place to study, have some tea or lentil soup for lunch and just enjoy life. When I had enough of algorithms, I went for short hikes or went looking for mantises. And I found a few!
After a couple of days in Imlil, I had to return the car, which I had not booked for the entire time. So I had to go back to the airport. The remaining week I intended to spend in Essauira, which I had also liked a lot.
There are busses running between Essauira and Marrakech multiple times a day, so it's easy to get there without a car. And that's what I did. First, I moved into a hostel inside the Medina, because I wanted to see something new. But it just wasn't very nice. No good place to work, kinda dark inside, gloomy atmosphere. So I went back into the Essauira Beach Hostel pretty quickly.
One of the first things I did was go to a supermarket and buy all kinds of food. And then I cooked a huge amount of Spaghetti. It was such a great feeling to have this massive plate of food, where I could just eat as much as I wanted, without the least fear that it would give me the shits. Which says a lot. About my fear of the shits, but also about the state of affairs in Morocco otherwise. Seriously, "clean" is a technical term over there. It's no fun at all if you're afraid of every meal!
Again, it was a really chill time. I was able to study most of the day, and if I wanted to do something else, there were plenty of options to choose from. Life at its best!
Eventually, the time came to catch a bus back to Marrakech and get on a plane back home. And then write that exam, which turned out pretty well😊. Proof that working/studying on the road works just fine.
Cheers ‐ Matthias