Africa | Morocco | Northern Morocco – Tangier, Morocco
After taking a boat over from Tarifa, Spain, I arrived to signage in arabic and french. Our guide met us at the boat, and we did a walking tour of the old town, Kasbah and markets. Tangier is said to be the Tijuana of Morocco and I can understand why. The streets are dirty, there is no running water in the old town, and there are always possible pick pockets or people around trying to scam the tourist. This culture was incredibly foreign to me and I was glad I decided on the boat ride over to change from my shorts into my jeans. Most of the women wear the muslim garbs and head wraps and it is clearly a male dominated society.
After spending a day in Morocco, I was not anxious to travel further south. Rather, the mojito and crepe in Tarifa from the night before were calling to me. I was glad to find that my traveling partner was on the same page. We happily arrived back in Tarifa in the evening and enjoyed a lovely meal of kebabs, several mojitos and a damn good crepe with banana, chocolate and amaretto…now that´s the good life.