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Essaouira, Morocco and Gnaoua Music (June 2013)

November 1st 2013
Essaouira – June 2013 We are now comfortably settled into our house swap in the medina (old city) of Essaouira (formerly known as Mogador) in Morocco. Essaouira is a small coastal city (70k) that is full of commerce and culture. There are many small art galleries, as well as many handicrafts including leather goods, beautifully painted pottery, rugs and scarves, thuya wood items and argan oi ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Essaouira

Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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