Why go to Tangier?
A port town with a literary twist, Tangier has been inspiring travel pilgrimages for decades. Deeply creative, this town was a mecca for painters in the 19th century. In the 50s and 60s, its cafes were stalked by Beat Writers - including William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Jane Bowles - and even the Rolling Stones spent short stints here, drinking in the creative juices (and Moroccan mint tea, no doubt). But Tangier is also a well-versed in the more physical pleasures. Tagines here are laced with fresh fish, the newly built boutique hotels plush, and the Moorish medina a sight to behold.