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Bob Marley was here

and so was Jimi Hendrix....

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The Woodstock of Morocco...a very cool town! Seaside Essaouira has become an artists enclave over the years. The stroll through this medina and fish market is exhilarating. The ancient streets are inviting, as are the different stalls and vendors, cafes and restaurants. That wonderful Gnawa music is all the rage here as are the views and the overall atmosphere of this town. Bob Marley loved his visit to Morocco for the Gnawa Music Festival in 2004, Jimi Hendrix was here in 1969, Yves St. Laurent, of course, fell in love with this town and later purchased the Majorelle Gardens of Marrakesh, Henri Matisse was inspired and completed 23 paintings and 47 drawings from his stay here. Even The Rolling Stones hung out here!

Following is a photo essay of this town, including my first henna tattoo!.......No words necessary...

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It's been a wonderful few days at this seaport town! Even Rick opted-in for a tattoo!

Posted by Linda Fluckiger 16:20 Archived in Morocco Tagged festival essaouira dar louisa taros gnawa

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