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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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on the edge

i'm off to the exotic wilds of tangier today, following in the footsteps of literary greats like paul bowles, jack kerouac, truman capote, edith wharton and allen ginsberg; the 'interzone', as william burroughs once described it, attracting spies, outlaws, outcasts and writers, men and women working at the edge of literary forms, breaking through artistic borders. armed with my copy ...
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