"El Jadida, Morocco." El Jadida by Bennytheball
El Jadida Travel Guide: 25 reviews and 127 photos
Although I have travelled Morocco for many years, I had never visited El Jadida, this year I discovered it had an ancient Portuguese city and an undergound cistern, designed to store drinking water in case of siege.
So, I was interested to find out how the cistern compared with the famous one in Istanbul, Turkey, and as the city was en route from Essaouira to Casablanca, I made the necessary two night stopover........
I arrived by CTM bus at Gare Routiere and with compass and map in hand made my exit into the street where a running battle was in progress between two bus conductors, accusing each other of poaching passengers, but before the scenario turned ugly, a policeman quickly broke it up. After he had recovered from his ruffled composure I asked him for directions to the Portuguese city and, still gasping for breath, he pointed me in the right direction. I had already figured out a suitable hotel, The Moderne, so this was the first task to find lodgings for the two night stopover.....
After depositing my luggage in the hotel, I set about locating the cistern.
- Pros:A hustler-free town and friendly inhabitants and reasonable prices
- Cons:I didn't experience any "bad vibes"!
- In a nutshell:Well worth a visit.
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