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9 books to satisfy your Moroccan wanderlust

9 books to quench your Moroccan wanderlust

In Essaouira, it's been cold and rainy all week, which means it's perfect weather to curl up with a good book and cup of mint tea!  As someone who is both always craving adventure as well as a voracious reader, I read books on travel like there's no tomorrow. While it's not always possible to travel (wouldn't that be nice!) good books allow me to live vicariously through the characters when I'm in between travels, they work to quench my constant wanderlust and culture curiosity, and help to better educate me on future destinations. Upon my decision to move to Morocco, I read anything and everything I could get my hands on in an attempt to prepare myself for the upcoming and unavoidable culture shock. While everyone's Morocco experience is different and there's simply no way to completely dodge culture shock, doing a lot of research on Morocco prior to making my expat journey helped immensely. 

In honor of the lov…

A day in Essaouira: The hip little brother of Marrakesh

Essaouira Morocco is a small port city off of the Atlantic coast in Southern Morocco, referred to as the hipper little brother of Marrakesh. It makes for a perfect day trip when you're visiting Agadir or Marrakesh, and it's Neighbor to the cute little surf towns of Taghazout and Sidi Kaouki, we are pretty well-known for our eccentric crowd. My city is also one of the most popular destinations in Morocco, and for good reason. If the city of Essaouira doesn't quench your wanderlust, not much will!

 In Essaouira, We're known for our laid-back atmosphere, rich culture, amazing surf spots, perfect weather, beautiful beaches and seaside vibes. Due to the unique qualities of our city, Essaouira has been well-loved by Jimi Hendrix, Winston Churchill, Frank Zappa, Cat Stevens, and so many others. It's not hard to get sucked in by the charming spirit of Essaouira, where most everyone is friendly. I couldn't think of a better place in the world to live, actually.

The things…