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Aourir Village
©2011 By Tomasz Dziubinski

Aourir Village

Aourir, Morocco

Also known as the Banana village, Aourir is situated 8km North of Agadir and just a 40 minute car journey from Agadir airport this village offers you a true Moroccan experience. Aourir was nicknamed the Banana Village by Jimi Hendrix in the 1960’s due to the Banana groves found in the Valley and the large quantities of small sweet Bananas that are sold on the roadside in the main streets.

Aourir boasts 300 days of sunshine every year and is situated on the Atlantic Coastline with a stunning mountain backdrop. The long sandy uncrowded beaches and magnificent waves with a fairly constant swell during the winter months (Nov-March) make this an ideal sun spot for surfers and tourists who want to soak up the Moroccan adventure.

Aourir has two main streets where you can purchase most things that you will need whilst on holiday, there is a small supermarket, a pharmacy, an ATM and plenty of restaurants for lunch and everning meals but the highlight of the week in Aourir is on a Wednesday when the weekly Souk arrives. The market place and main streets become alive with the vibrant smells and sounds of the market, an experience you just can’t miss.

Nikon D3S ,AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
1/640s f/7.1 at 105.0mm iso200 full exif

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Enny22-Dec-2011 20:49
excellent street image, poor sheep.
Jola Dziubinska22-Dec-2011 20:18
Excellent capture of preparation to Muslim holiday Eid-Al-Adha, though a sad moment for the sheep. Vote.
fotabug22-Dec-2011 19:40
A bit of congestion. And I liked the other comment that said 'life is such a struggle'. The man pulling the sheep conveys that very well
Janice Dunn22-Dec-2011 18:42
What an interesting street scene - it makes me smile looking at all that is going on.
soulis22-Dec-2011 16:42
Excellent work. V.
Cindi Smith22-Dec-2011 16:42
Do like this. I think the sheep knows what is going to happen. ;(
J. Scott Coile22-Dec-2011 16:16
Looks like a struggle.
Walter O. Koenig22-Dec-2011 15:53
Great shot of this street scene. Very clear and sharp. "V"
Vince22-Dec-2011 15:42
Wonderful capture of this busy street scene. Vote.
Paco López22-Dec-2011 14:57
Superb capture! V!
Jim Coffman22-Dec-2011 12:57
A very nice capture of a very different life style!!
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