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... whilst developing the flavour and swirling any tea leaves to the bottom of the glass.
Myth has it that should the glass shatter as the tea is poured then the tea is poisoned. It is a sign of good faith on the part of the host that the best crystal glasses are used for guests who can be assured their tea is safe to drink.
There is an old Mahgrebi Proverb regarding the drinking of tea: The first glass is gentle as life, the second glass is strong ...
Arrived in Tangier, Thursday, May 7. Tangier, is on the northern tip of Morocco where the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea meet, forming the Gibraltar Strait. Gibraltar, still an English territory can be seen across the strait. Tangier was founded in 5 bc by the Carthaginians and through the centuries has been under the rule of many different powers. Today, Tangier is a thriving modern city, but within the walls of the old city life continues as it has for centuries. In 1777, ...
... who want to show you around their city. Language was not an issue. Most people realized we are English and spoke the language. If that didn't work, we could speak french and get by. Once again, we relied on Rick Steves to show us the way. It is a bit of a gutsy move to venture in to the old Medina (town) on your own, but we relied on Cranky's previous experience with souks and markets (as well as a rough, hand-drawn map from our book) to find our way.
I have nothing to write about for today as we literally did nothing but hang around at our guest house. We used the internet, read books and watched a movie called 'Jack Reacher' with Tom Cruise in it. (It was OK, I give it 3 out of 5 stars so I wouldn't rush out to rent it or anything if I were you.)
We did ...
... stressed that all different religions could live in the same area and get along. While we could have done a lot of the tour on our own, he did take us inside a few places including a restaurant that everyone in his family got married in. At the end of the tour we did pay him, he preferred euros to dirham (because the dirham is incredibly unstable) and we made our way back to the hotel.
On the way we stopped for a late lunch, which was pretty ...