STARING out at the pounding Atlantic waves, Lucy Domachowski never thought she’d get in, let alone close to surfing, standing up on a board. The breakers pulsed toward her as she patted her feet in the shallows while trying to stay upright in the unrelenting wind.
Tag Archives: MA – Medina of Essaouira (formerly Mogador)
Just three hours from Marrakech, you’ll find a stunning and laidback coastal alternative.
Essaouira city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay on Morocco’s Atlantic coast; Cathy Adams; Independent
Essaouira city guide: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay on Morocco’s Atlantic coast…
Is taking a day trip to Essaouira from Marrakech worth it? Here’s a review of an Essaouira tour that will answer that question!
To travel to Essaouira is to travel back in time. Essaouira means “little picture” in Arabic and when you step inside this secluded medina it’s immediately clear why. Only a three-hour flight from London, this was once a getaway for the likes of Bob Marley and Jimi Hendrix.
The presence of Jewish tradesmen helped shape the character of Essaouira in Morocco. Traces of the portʹs Jewish heritage are evident to this very day. Every year Jews from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Essaouira, keeping memories of the city’s Jewish character alive. By Claudia Mende…
Last week Liz Hoggard slept in a botanical garden. Each morning at Essaouira’s Le Jardin des Douars, a hotel set in 7.5 acres of tropical planting, she awoke to the heady scent of thyme, Moroccan rose and lantana, then snuck out of the villa to swim in the heated jade pool, as frogs scuttled past giant cacti and succulents, and red dragonflies turned arabesques in the breeze.
Photo taken on Dec. 18, 2013 shows the gate of the old city of Essaouira, Morocco. Essaouira is an exceptional example of a late-18th-century fortified town, built according to the principles of contemporary European military architecture in a North African context. Since its foundation, it has been a major international trading seaport, linking Morocco and its Saharan hinterland with Europe and the rest of the world. Essaouira was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2001.
Source: UNESCO World Heritage: Essaouira