Essaouira, Morocco. A coastal town located on the Atlantic coast. Know for its popularity among surfers, windsurfers and kite surfers, this city is bustling with creativity. Bursting with musicians and home to the infamous Gnaoua Music festival, held annually in June here people from all over the world flock to this small town with instrument in hand to take part in this world music extravaganza.
The originality and open-mindedness of the locals is evident in the way they behave and the products that they produce. The locals living in Essaouira really enjoy living the coastal life, they seem to be a lot more relaxed about their days and embrace the travellers that pass through. As a traveler myself, I can speak first hand about how welcoming this vibrant place is, it really was somewhere that I discovered and immediately felt drawn to. I was able to meet locals and make friends, creating a home away from home where I would spend my days walking the beach, eating local homemade dishes, doing yoga as the sunset on the hostel roof terrace and sharing mint tea and Moroccan travel tips with the locals who know the country so well and the expats who are eagerly discovering it.
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