Other towns: Meeting a guy from Denver
Trip Start Aug 06, 2008
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8 hours, 7.1 kms
From Berrechid there's one little town all by itself that's calling me--El Gara... so I head to the Grand Taxi station... The driver pays me a big compliment--after we chat for a bit, he asks me where I'm from... I tell him the USA...
"You've got to be kidding me! I was absolutely sure that you were from North Morocco--by your accent..." He exclaims...
I consider that a very big compliment
We head out across the rolling emerald hills to a picturesque little town far from any of the main roads. El Gara feels very disconnected--a world all to itself... I wander through its back streets greeted by its friendly residents... I play some music in its forested park, proud to be the first American to ever visit this town...
"Hey! are you American?" I hear a guy behind me say in an almost American accent. I look at him a bit surprised. "I live in Denver" he goes on, pointing to his Denver Nuggets cap, "lived there for 14 years... but I was born here in El Gara..."
OK, maybe the first native born American to visit El Gara...