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ESSAOUIRA is generally acclaimed as one of the most enchanting spots along Morroco's Atlantic coast, and is rumoured to become as infamous as St.Tropez.Its sunny and temperate climate hardly changes from month to month, and the cool breeze is as welcoming as the generosity and warmth offered by the local inhabitants. The liberal and tolerant atmosphere strongly characterises the mood on the streets,where fishermen,merchants,craftsmen,musicians and artists of all kinds, come to share their work,play and friendship.This exotic Moroccan fishing port was once the home of the "hippy hippy sheiks"in the seventies,and todaya new wave of tourism is adding style to its ramshackle charms.In the late afternoon the medina, Essaouira's old walled quarter, glows pink,a fabulous site as falcons swoop across the beach from the island of Mogador.The towns ramparts are so picturesque that they have been used for numerous films, including, Ridley Scotts, Kingdom of Heaven. Bustling streets, with shops,restaurants, all within a unique,safe,friendly,and welcoming environment.Enchanting,evocative,endearing, a hub of Moroccan art, and recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO.In Morocco,shopping is an art form, and Essaouira is no exception.But instead of the twists and turns of the typical Souk, where you may get lost,and have to pay a local urchin to get you out, Essaouira is very easy to navigate.A great introduction to the Arabian way of life.There are literally hundreds of shops, offering beaten brass souvenirs,inlaid thuya woodwork,multi-coloured slippers,carpets,rugs,blankets,incredible lamps,jewelry and spices. The wonderful food is a mixture of Arabian,French,Spanish, and the scent of 1001 tajines lingers throughout the night. A happy place.

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