0337. Back in Morocco (Mor 170--new)

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Back in Morocco, I catch a taxi to M'diq--more commonly know by its Spanish name, Rincon.

While much of the surrounding villages are just summer beach towns, M'diq is a full fledged city in its own right.  While it has a beautiful boardwalk along the beach, and some nice views, a couple blocks in it becomes a very typical lower-middle class town. 

The neighborhoods climb high up into the mountains, getting poorer and more rustic the higher you climb.  From the top, the view looks a bit like a cross between Chefchaouan and a Brazilian favela...

Elections are coming up soon and party campaigning is out in force.  Morocco has dozens of political parties--each one symbolized by an object.  The "tractor" party seems to be pushing a lot of weight with a huge parade running through the middle of town... The "lamp" party has a smalling gathering of supporters chanting (though it's really hard to say who are real supporters and who are simply paid chanters...")  The "bird" party and the "book and pen" party have their leaflets strewn everywhere...

Election time in Morocco is a little chaotic--but overall peaceful and fun to watch...

I strum for a while on the beach for a couple of passerbys and then catch a late night taxi to Tetouan...

 

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