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... signs of desperate boat people trying to get into Europe.
About 6.15pm we arrived at Tangiers and stepped onto African soil and Morocco. Almost immediately all manner of shysters took an interest in us offering to carry bags for a euro, begging, and the long haired guy in our group was sneakily offered marijuana more than once.
We cashed euros for dirhams (11 dirham for 1 euro) and set off in our mini-van for Chefchouen. We ...
... amp; we saw the local market on the waterfront. Later
in the morning we caught a boat to the island of Culatra. We walked across the
island to a nice long sandy beach, where we had a swim & relaxed under
umbrellas on the beach. It was the Atlantic Ocean & the water was quite
cold, so I didn’t stay in for long. The day was nice, but it is not summer yet.
We walked quite a distance along the beach to a bar, where we relaxed for a
... perfect rugs for home. Then the haggling began! As Zalie said, the best entertainment she has had in ages. After exercising the credit card, I needed a drink so we headed to one of the few hotels in Chefchaouen for a G&T, then back to our lunch destination to sample other items on the menu ($20 this time) and home to bed. Tomorrow its off to Fez and the home of the famous medina - need to increase the credit card ...
We visited the Kasbah that takes up one side of the main square (this one was more like a fort for those keeping up) before tea on the roof top of Aladins (a fellow tourist had recommended this to us - the view is quite fantastic) overlooking the same square.
Later we had dinner at Bab Souq a newish place that the English owners of our Riad had recommended and have to say it was fantastic - I would highly recommend and was probably one ...
... again for a late lunch.
A lazy, relaxing afternoon was spent back at the riad at the pool and experiencing our first hammam. It was indeed an hour well spent. Whilst in the 'hammam' (steam room), we first had black soap (based on olives and argan oil soaked in salt and potash) rubbed all over us. The soap is designed to prepare the skin for exfoliation. This was rinsed off, followed by a scrub with a coarse mitt/loofah ...