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December 28th 2011
Published: June 17th 2012
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Sidi Ifni was the "gateway to the Sahara" ... at least for the Spanish, who tried to hold onto this tiny piece of Morocco after Moroccan independence. Nowadays it's a laid back surfer's village more than anything else. We would have been better off basing ourselves here, than in Agadir, but, since this was our first time in Morocco, we didn't know any better. Next time eh!

The original reason for coming here was because of a single stamp from the country of "Ifni". After some searches, we determined that Ifni refered to this part of the African coast ... and that meant we had to get here sometime.

Legzira Plage is an even more isolated community than Sidi Ifni, a few km north of Ifni. The Saharan people lead a hard life in these parts ... finding wood for cooking fires alone is pretty tough, let alone getting the other requirements for daily survival.

Since we were here for only a short visit, we had lunch in Ifni and hiked the beach at Legzira and left when the tide started to rise.

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