Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Last Day in Essouira


On my last day in Essouira we got up before the sun and took a cab a few miles south to a small village and walked back along the beach.


Jimi hendrix stayed in this village and legend has it that the island, rock outcroppings, and ruins were the inspiration for his song "Castles made of sand", but that was actually written a few years before he was here.


The Carthaginians were here in ancient times and on the little island was a roman villa about 2,300 years ago.


It was only a few miles back to the town but it took a few hours.....


It had been my first time in essouira and I hope to go back at some point. I would highly recommend it as a vacation destination....


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