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0110 Memories of the Rehab Center (Spain 003*, 08A -023)
Algeciras, February 21, 2008
Day 083: 16 hours, 3.1—total: 4.1
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First visit: January 1996
Overview: The first couple of days, the other two male students and myself stayed in an apartment with a couple of Mexicans working in Algeciras. But as it was obvious that ...
... though. Really really pretty out the window, even though it's slow. And this was the first time I used a trains WC. What an experience. Luckily I didn't **** all over myself. And there was soap! The journey ends and I jump off the train and get a taxi, since it would be a long walk to the hotel. I get a nice guy who gives me his number and name before I jump out. See you mañana amigo. I check into the hotel ...
... the coastline after that stopping for a while in Sinhat? for a break and Alex had a swim in the sea. We concluded at this point that we should aim for the 6.30pm ferry and get back over to Spain. And so we easily made the ferry boat on time and did not get too badly troubled by the touts at the port. We arrived at Tarifa in Spain and passed through the procedures relatively painlessly. A nice hotel in the old part of town was soon organised and then a late dinner on the ...
... while I go find parking for Blanca outside of town.
Our digs are funky but workable, room #9 at Pension
Correo. 5 beds, one table with 4 chairs, all crammed into one room. There are little narrow paths between the beds that we navigate around in. We have 3 large shuttered windows that open up on to the alley. It turns out the shutters are great at keeping the light out, and do a decent job of cutting down the ruckus from the bar just below us where ...
... to M'diq and I'll be done.
Now I can just take some time to just relax, stroll around... play some music on the boardwalk. It's here where I meet three middle aged fellows and we have the discussion about the history of the Moriscos (see my Ksar Sghir post-visit entry), and we take turns playing some Spanish music. They also talk about how times have changed here in Fnideq.
"Things used to be very different here. Women stayed at ...