0184. Stuck in Bouznika (Mor 033--new)
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After hanging out with my new band in Ben Slimane, it’s too late to catch a bus to the ever-elusive Rommani--looking at the map I see I have another town jut 20 kms away--Bouznika.
A charming little town--and I don't even go to the beach! Don't see any hotels of any sort and it's getting a bit late--yet I’m determined to have the full Bouznika experience and worry about lodging later...
Find a long, lantern lit pedestrian plaza. A couple of children and a young artist come by to listen. After a couple of times of people trying to record my song on their cell phones, I've finally decided to always carry around a couple of home-recorded CDs with me--not the best quality, but a hell lot better than cell phone recording...
Still a bit hungry, but not sure what for... Tagine? Beans? Rotiserie chicken? no.
"I'll have a portion of sheep head please..."
"Sorry, but we only sell the whole head--you'll have to buy a whole head..."
"How am I supposed to eat a whole head?"
Oh well... I have to settle for a sheep intestine sandwich and a bowl of harira instead... wasn't too bad.
Getting pretty late, and clearly no place to stay... starting to wish I had accepted that invitation in Ben Slimane. No more trains--but there are a couple of collective cabs going north or south. Knowing that it's hard to find a cheap room on weekends in Rabat, I decide to go ahead and catch a cab down to Mohammedia... and another late night cab from there to Casablanca... Kind of cut my weekend trip short--but it was still a very full and satisfying experience... good people... good music...
End of Episode 05