Hotel Ahlen Tangier
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Glad to be leaving this hostel! Non of us got any sleep as we were all paranoid about the bloody bed bugs. Got a taxi just after 8 to Tangier Med port to ferry to Algercira's in Spain. Taxi driver was great he had lots of little facts about the army and people trying to cross the border etc. had a good laugh during the trip. Got on the boat ...
... ritual in Morocco, however, a relatively new phenomenon as tea was only introduced to Morocco in 1850’s and sugar in the 1860’s.
Tea is prepared and served in many and varied ways. One that we have seen regularly is directly in the tea pot.
Stainless Steel Teapot: the sizes of pot used should hold three glasses of tea per person
Good strong green tea: Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea is popular
... and bands in the various squares, loads of people in traditional Spanish dress and impromptu flamenco dancing - we didn't join in because we didn't have the shoes. Yet again we'd managed to stumble on something we hadn't known about and it had been brilliant. But I've got to admit what I really liked was how most of the women were really rockin' their flamenco dresses. Huba, huba!!!!! Although, I've also got to admit that a lot of the toddlers were dressed up as well and talk about cute, ...
... stunning view really where you can see the difference in the current where the bodies of water meet. From here, you can also see two mountains: Rock of Gibraltar (on the Europe side) and Jebel Musa (aka Mt Moses) on the African side, which, according to legend, are the "Pillars of Hercules" - in Greek/Roman times, this was where the earth ended (i.e. there was nothing beyond these pillars); a la 'flat earth society'.
All the men dress in these ...
... We get a bit lost but we hire a guy to carry our bags, well cart our bags, assuming he knows where the hostel us. He doesn't and has to call someone but we get there eventually although it has been a long day in the end.
DISAPPOINTMENTS BUT WITH POSITIVES:
I had originally decided on Asilah when planning the trip as a bit of a relaxing stop either at the end or beginning or end (as it worked out) as it was suppose to be ...