0201. Border Beach Town (Mor 050--new)
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Head back to Berkane and catch a local bus up to Saidia--a popular beach town up north.
I'm not big on beach towns, but... figure I'll go ahead and add it to my collection. The road up north goes through a canyon with the small gully in the center and an Algerian road just a few feet away... if it weren't for those Algerian flags--I could've, you know, "accidentally" stepped into Algeria?!...
Algeria might have the oil, but Morocco has the beaches--at least in Saidia... and the place is packed...
I play some music for some of the vendors at a temporary bazaar targeting the beachgoers... When I play “The People of Rchida” for them, they ask me to compose a song for Saidia as well… Sorry, a town has to be really special for me to be inspired to write a song for it on the spot!
Clearly little more than a beachtown-- not too impressed with it after experiencing glamourous beach towns like Agadir, or beautiful beach towns like Asilah... But it is fun to gaze off at Algerian just a few hundred feet away.