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exploring asilah

as much as i loved tangier, it was the ancient walled town of asilah 40km south along the coast that truly captured my heart. a beautifully tranquil destination, straddling the cliffs of morocco's north atlantic coast and enclosed by defensive walls built by the portuguese in the 15th century, the fortified fishing village is awash with the traditional mediterranean pairing of white and cobalt blue and ...
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a literary pilgrimage

last month i was invited to experience morocco's most northerly city, 15 miles across the straits of gibraltar from spain, a place long been mythologised as a bohemian escape and a city of extremes; a surreal crossroads where northern africa meets europe, the mediterranean meets the atlantic, and hedonism and history collide. what had always fascinated me about tangier were - ...
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in pursuit of relaxation

while in morocco last week, i stayed in three very different, but equally luxurious hotels - well, the tour was called 'morocco in style' after all! our first home-from-home in morocco was the mazagan beach resort, located on a remote section of the moroccan coastline south-west of casablanca, close to the fortified city of el jadida (named mazagan by its 16th-century ...
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a refuge from the world

having never visited morocco before, i was naturally incredibly excited to be touring the northern coast 'in style', but the city that left the biggest impression on me was surprisingly not the fabled casablanca of movie fame, but the coastal capital of rabat. smaller and calmer than casa, rabat is a quaint and romantic city with elegant tree-lined boulevards and ...
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