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Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira on the old days called Mogador is an 18th century town, enclosed by medieval looking battlements, facing a cluster of rocky offshore islands and sandy beach. It is an ideal place to windsurfing and kitesurfing if you like this type of adventure. You can also ride camels on the beach. 

 The cosmopolitan mixture of different influences makes it a wonderful place to explore - and it is full of visual surprises. Take a leisurely stroll along the ramparts; visit the little workshops that specialize in ornate inlaid work using thuya wood - a local conifer, although it should be pointed out that the thuya tree is fast becoming endangered from over exploitation. The low-key markets and twisting backstreets of the medina are fantastic and for those wanting a bit more space, there is a long sweeping beach on which to stretch your legs

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