Monday, February 10, 2014

Day 2 // Agadir (أَكادير)

Lodging
Of course, I'd stay in the same riad as the night before (Takad Dream Rooms). Check it out if you haven't already!

Sights
Today, the entire day is dedicated to sightseeing. Although there are activities lined up here, they don't need to be followed exactly. Part of the fun is discovering things to do once you're there and changing up your itinerary on a moment's notice!

La Vallée des Oiseaux is a zoological park that's mostly dedicated to birds, but also has animals such as kangaroos, monkeys, and goats. It's one of the more popular attractions in Agadir, and it's conveniently located in the central area of the city. Entry fee is 5 dh.
La Vallée des Oiseaux means "valley of the birds."
Beautiful flamingos!

The medina in Agadir is a little different from the medinaat in other Moroccan cities. Whereas others are often testaments to the city's history, this one focuses on architecture, as it was constructed in the 1990s. Rather than being lined with souks, the medina is filled with museums, artisans, and a garden.
The architecture is stunning.
It looks like the perfect place to take a stroll, doesn't it?

The Marina of Agadir is a working port on the Atlantic Ocean. In addition to housing hundreds of boats, the marina offers beautiful views of the ocean.
Blue sky, boats, and white buildings? Glorious.
It almost looks like a little fishing town.

The Kasbah of Agadir is a fortress that was built in the 1500s, but much of it was destroyed in the earthquake of 1960. Today, the best view of the city comes from the kasbah.
The hill on which the kasbah rests reads "God, Country, King" in Arabic. It also lights up at night.
View of the ocean from the kasbah.

Vocabulary (French // Arabic // English)
  • un riad // riad (رِياض) // lodging in Morocco
  • un oiseau // taa-ir (طائر) // bird
  • la ville // medina (مَدينة) // city
  • un bazar // souk (سوق) // marketplace/bazaar
  • un casbah // kasbah (قَصبة) // North-African citadel

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely Gorgeous, Chloe! Your blog is making me destination-drool!

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