Morocco
Tangier Point (historical)

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  • Day63

    Ankunft in Marokko!

    November 4, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Die Einreise hat schonmal super geklappt - Es gab keine Probleme und wir wurden von vielen sehr freundlich in Marokko willkommen gehießen. Auch den Bus für nur 70 Cent haben wir "quasi" auf Anhieb gefunden anstatt für 25€ ein Taxi zu nehmen! Tanger ist jetzt nicht unbedingt die tollste Stadt und kein typisches Touristenziel, aber in den letzten Jahren ist sehr viel Geld in den Ausbau der Hafen- und Strandpromenade geflossen, weshalb hier alles vergleichsweise modern und westlich wirkt. Das einzige was an Tangers düstere Vergangenheit erinnert und etwas nervig ist, sind die Schlepper, die Christoph ständig Drogen verkaufen wollen, mich lassen sie aber in Ruhe, da man als Frau in Begleitung eines Mannes eher nicht angesprochen wird :) Am Hafen kann man sich aber immer noch für ein paar Euro den Bauch mit frischem Fisch vollschlagen 😋🐟...Read more

    Michèlle Schnitker

    Voll schön.

    11/5/19Reply
    Janina Lampe

    Für alle die es vielleicht in den Nachrichten gesehen, am 4. November ist in Tanger nicht unweit von unserem Hostel ein Haus eingestürzt und mindestens ein Mann ist dabei ums Leben gekommen. Wir haben das nur am Rande mitbekommen, weil die Straße dementsprechend gesperrt war, aber dachten bis dahin noch es wäre nicht viel passiert - Außer eben das das Haus eingestürzt ist! In der Medina gibt es viele alte baufällige Häuser, aber die Hostels in denen wir bis jetzt waren machten alle einen sehr robusten Eindruck! Also keine Sorge ❤️

    11/5/19Reply
    Liane Hess

    Das sind wirklich sehr schöne Bilder

    11/6/19Reply
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  • Day7

    Museum—Tangier American Legation 1

    December 28, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    In 1777 Morocco was the first country to recognize American independence. In 1821 the Sultan of Morocco gave the US a building in the Médina of Tangier—the Legation. As America’s oldest diplomatic property, the Legation stands as the only US Historic Landmark overseas.
    Today, the Legation houses TALIM , a museum outlining the history of Moroccoan-American diplomatic and cultural relations.
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  • Day15

    Tanger in Morocco

    July 12, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    From the time we stepped off the boat Sam and I fell victim to the Morocco con. We didn’t know it, but as soon as we stepped into a taxi at the port we were being set up for the evening.

    The taxi driver tried first to charge us too much so we were proud we put our foot down and bargained him down to 20 euros. But he couldn’t speak English well so he organised his English speaking friend to meet us near the hotel to assist us. He took us on a circuitous route to our hotel and provided us with a friend to show us the sights of Tangier (you can see where this is going).

    His friend took us to some sights and then to a rug factory and then to a spice and perfume factory. Yes, I bought a rug much to Sam’s chagrin. But I only paid $80 euro for it so you can see they weren’t overjoyed with our price. Nevertheless it was Sam who first lost his patience with them. After I bought the rug and then we were being shown the spices and perfumes Sam proclaimed very loudly that he had had enough and we were not buying anything.

    Mohammed our guide them took us to his friends special restaurant for dinner. It was traditional Moroccan food which I enjoyed but Sam just knew we were being conned.

    After dinner our guide returned us to our hotel and then demanded 20 euro each for his time. I paid him 5 for each of us and said goodnight. Sam couldn’t believe I paid him anything.

    Sam was most indignant about the whole proceeding and is looking forward to getting out of Morocco and back to Spain. I just see the sport in it. I have been through this many times - in Egypt, in Turkey, in parts of Europe, in Bangkok and now Morocco. It is all part of the sport the tourism game leads to. I actually think we did okay today. Sam just felt we were pawns in their game and that made him very agitated.

    I love Morocco. The sounds, colours, smells, sights are so different to Spain. Or anywhere I have been for that matter. It is certainly a third world country, but if you are keen to get a bit off the beaten track, it is fantastic. Quite beautiful. I don’t think Sam will hurry back, but I could spend more time here for sure. Just don’t expect the refined tourist experience that is usual in Europe.

    We are staying in a hotel in the Medina (old city of Tanger) where the market is located. The souk. It is very characteristic of old Morocco. Most of the buildings are 800 years old and the fortress is over 1000 years old. An amazing place.
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    Susan Tappouras

    Sounds like our Bangkok experiences! Tell Sam that at least you were delivered back to your hotel and not abandoned in the middle of a riot!

    7/13/18Reply
    Jo Carroll

    Does the rug fit in the carry on Dad? 🤦🏽‍♀️ We need a new rug 😜

    7/14/18Reply
    Travel Adventures

    Only a small rug🇪🇸

    7/14/18Reply
     
  • Day4

    Eine Nacht im Riad

    September 2, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Kurzentschlossen haben wir uns eine Übernachtung im marokkanischem Riad gegönnt.

    Abends konnten wir von unserer Unterkunft über die Dächer der Stadt bis zum Meer sehen und die Rufe der Muezzins zum Gebet aus allen Türmen der Moscheen 🕌 hören.Read more

  • Day7

    Tangier

    December 28, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    I traveled for 3 hours by coach on a scenic coastal road to Tangier, the beautiful light and multicul- tural spirit of which have drawn travelers to Morocco for centuries. People have been living in Tangier since colonists from Carthage settled there in the fifth century BC, and over the years it has traded hands between several kingdoms and empires, and served as refuge for countless cultures.
    I arrive around 11:30am and check into the hotel, which is located near Tangier’s beach and city center and offers up close views of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Afternoon: Beginning at about 2pm, we’ll experience the lively modern culture of this ancient coastal city during a 3.5-hour guided tour that includes the medina, the Petit Socco (Little Square), and the Grand Socca (Large Square). We return to the hotel around 5:30pm.
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  • Day15

    More about Tangier

    July 12, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Tangier overlooks the Straight of Gibraltar. It is where the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet. The city has a long history of many cultures. Many of the signs are in French, Arabic and Berber. Berber is the language of the nomadic people that have been resident in this area of Northern Africa for centuries. The design of the rug I bought (for a very good price) is Berber (or at least that is what they said, I wouldn’t really know).

    The dinner we had included Tagines of chicken and lamb, couscous, Moroccon pasties, soup, Moroccan bread, mint tea and cookies. Very tasty. Sam was agitated the whole meal knowing we were being ripped off. I was enjoying my Tagline and couscous.
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  • Day8

    Day 4 -Tangier Morocco

    April 16, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    This was a good day.

    Got off to a bit of a Rocky start. We were told to meet our guide on the pier as we got off the ship. He was to be carrying a sign with your name on it. When he got off, there was no one there from our tour company.

    In general, we try to get a consensus of at least 3 people when getting directions or finding out information. Two of the people we spoke to said that we were at the only place the tour buses came. So we waited patiently. When we talked to the third person he said, of course Said tours are not here, he meets his groups outside of the port entrance. So off we headed. There we saw our group guide with our sign. In the end they were only half an hour late getting started.

    Our tour started off in the Medina or Old City. We walked in small streets that were more like alleys and small alleys that were more like pathways. We also saw the Casbah or Citadel, and the souk or Marketplace. We probably only covered about 3 city blocks, but on our own it would have been a challenge to know where we were. We then had lunch at a restaurant owned by the tour company owner. Was quite delicious consisting of a vegetable soup/stew and chicken served in a tajine.

    We then drove out of the city and stopped to have a short little camel ride and then on to the Hercules cave. The legend said that this was where Hercules divided Europe and Africa from each other. The channel at that point - where the Atlantic is to the West and the Mediterranean is to the right, is about 18 kilometres wide. The historical explanation is that the caves were carved by the Romans 1000-2000 CE. In the cave there is small niche in the rock where spring water is collecting. The local Legend says that if a woman looks like she is becoming an Old Maid she goes to that spring, washes in the water, and soon will get married.

    Then back into the city and we did a little shopping. The first stop was the top floor of the handy Co-op. We were given a sales show about carpets. No one was interested, and to give credit where due, the salesman did not push. (Much better than the stop in North Africa - Egypt - where the sales people were very pushy and very rude when we were not buying) The Moroccan salesman were very polite and nice. After the first one, we went to one other shop where Troi was able to get new jellaba and the others were able to buy some other trinkets.

    Back to the ship well in advance of sailaway at 5.
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    Bernhard Wentzek

    Sounds like an exciting day. Is it busy there?

    4/17/17Reply
    Valerie Eisler

    Hi Bernie.... Tangier was deserted in the morning, much livelier after lunch. Our cruise ship is at capacity with a large number of school age children being that it's Easter holiday time. Hopefully that's not the story next week too.

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  • Day2

    Tânger e Assilah

    April 11, 2019 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Tânger é uma cidade enorme com uma Medina compacta e cheia de diversidade. É aqui que fazemos as nossas compras para o jantar e os nossos cartões de telefone com internet marroquina a 1€ por cada giga adquirido. Parece-nos bem!
    À tardinha Asilah acolhe-nos para passarmos a noite. É um vila piscatória em que a muralha foi construída por portugueses. É ainda esta muralha que contém a Medina e a cidade antiga. É um sítio muito bonito, com o encanto que têm os sítios com alma, onde os habitantes locais são os guias e controlam a movimentação na cidade. Somos estrangeiros e imediatamente notados. Há um guia local que estranhamente nos diz que explica a história da cidade de graça. Normalmente pedem sempre dinheiro. Diz que é um dos nove guias credenciados da cidade que o faz desta forma e protege os turistas de logros. Se é assim ou não... não sabemos.
    Um passeio pelo paredão rente ao mar dá para esticar as pernas dos quilómetros de carro e ver o pôr-do-sol. É divertido ver os pescadores passearem as suas carretas com peixe que vendem pela noite dentro. No passeio perto da velha Medina há também vendedores de sumos naturais e aqui voltam memórias de mais de quarenta anos com o sumo de cana de açúcar. A última vez que tinha mascado cana de açúcar tinha apenas quatro anos.
    Os legumes que compramos em Tânger resultaram num bom jantar preparado na caravana, acompanhado por um copo de vinho oferecido pelo Alex - o rapaz da agência que nos vendeu os bilhetes de ferry de Algeciras para Tânger-med.
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  • Day15

    More from Morocco

    July 12, 2018 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Some more photos that tell the tale of our memorable trip to Tanger in Morocco.

    Susan Tappouras

    Sam does not look impressed at the rug shop!

    7/13/18Reply
    Leah Crawford

    I hope you bought at least 4 rugs!!!

    7/17/18Reply
     

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Tangier Point (historical)