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  • Day17

    Tanger, Morocco

    April 25, 2016 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Well we made it across the Strait of Gibralter (I think it is called). Pulled up in Algeciras after traveling from Granada. Left Granada at 6.45am. Got to Algeciras at 11am. Walked to the ferry terminal which is straight up the road and into the ferry termal. They were all asking us to book with them but we wanted to travel with FRS. We walked up to their counter. Good thing to as we were expecting to have to catch the ferry across from Algeciras to Tanger Med and then we did not know how we where going to get from Tanger Med to Tanger Ville. FRS had a bus to Tarifa and then a ferry leaving a half our after we got there (1pm) The ferry from Tarifa takes you strait to Tanger Ville. Only cost us 37 Euro each for the bus to Tarifa and included the ferry to Tanger Ville. Food and drink on the boat to at reasonalble cost. The trip takes 1 hour but you need to allow for about 30 minutes for disembarking and going through customs.
    FRS will also change your euro at Tanger for you into MAD. Mad is what it is like getting off the boat to. People waiting like seagulls to pounce on you and take you in a cab. We got some fella that spoke good english to and he got us a cab. Cost us 50MAD which I think is about 5 Euro but he wanted to take us on a walking tour of the city later. We were in two minds but decided to do this. He is taking us for a few hours for 10 euro each. I think this isn't too bad as we paid more than this in Granada for a walking tour that we had to share with other people and wait for the guide to speak in Spanish to the Spanish people on the tour before she spoke English (and not the best english either). He will pick us up at the hotel foyer at 4pm.
    The walking tour was very good. OUr guides name was Akrum and he took us all over the medina and kasba. We were out for 3 hours and at the end he recommended a place to eat so we left our guide and stopped and ate. Worth the money we paid. 200 MAD plus we gave hm 50 MAD extra. This was still cheaper than our tour in Granada and he spoke better english and we were on our own private tour. We tried olives from the market and crepes and stopped off at a sweets store that make backlava. Not as good as home but still good and we tried some other delights as well.
    Dinner was delicous and we had a targine each. Our first try and we liked it.
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