I discovered the gorgeous seaside town of Essaouira - it's a little jewel filled with craft shops, like this shoe store I discovered. Who could resist raffia sandals made to measure? Latif has an array of brightly coloured shoes - pick the style and the colour and he will measure and cut the sole to fit. Latif is the fourth generation of shoe maker here, carrying on a tradition that is still fresh.

In Essaouira, I walked along the ramparts looking out at the crashing surf, wandered in the souks (there is a vegetable souk, a chicken souk and a jewellery souk among others) and ate the freshest fish at Chez Sam - an old fashioned restaurant in the port. A stroll on the long sandy beach watching kite surfers as the sun came down over the sea was perfect!