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Experienced Travelers’ Thoughts on the Region’s Most Beguiling Countries: Morocco x Egypt                             

Travel journalist and UK native Sally Kirby moved to Morocco in 2018, realizing she would always have places (and waves) to feed her curious, surf-loving soul there. The country’s surf capital, Taghazout Bay has a three-mile (5km) sandy beach that blends luxury beach resorts with a surf-and-yoga, go-with-the-flow vibe that’s generating Reels all over Instagram. Anchor Point, the local showstopper wave, now hosts a leg of the WSL (World Surf League) international surfing championship. Dr Jenny Walker has spent 25 years working in the Middle East and has covered Egypt among other regional destinations in multiple Lonely Planet guidebooks. Home to dugong, whale sharks and 1000 species of fish, the superb waters of the Red Sea are decorated with 150 types of corals, every bit as exotic as a garden in blue.