Travel Blogs from Tangier
... Ville about 2 hours late, and we were greeted by about 15 shouting taxi drivers. After negotiating with several, Ivy selected one who seemed reasonable, though none of them seemed to recognize the hotel I had booked online months ago. Bad sign or good? Time would tell, thought. My worry was unfounded, as it turned out -- the hotel was a gem of a place snuggled into the Kasbah, well into the Tangier ...
We headed over to Morroco from Tarifa, España on a surprisingly nice ferry. The ferry was like a cruise ship in the inside with lounges and a cafe..I was impressed. After checking-in in Tangier, we met our tour guides right outside where they were waiting for us with the bus. We went on a nice drive through Tangier and even passed the King of Morroco's house. The driver took us to a high mountain that overlooked the Mediterranean and ...
... Atlantic ocean and Morocco’s coastline. We stopped for another viewpoint and there were a couple tour buses unloading their Contiki-age tourists into the parking lot. I was wondering what they were doing until I noticed four camels, all tethered together. The camels looked utterly bored and yet the tourists were excited and hollering. They were so excited you would have thought they were going to cross Morocco camel-back, but instead, they were taking a five minute ride ...
... American sedan, there are still only three seat belts in the back- so obviously they prefer to load up their car as much as possible for each trip they take.) We stubbornly refuse to agree with the grand taxi drivers’ absurd offers (50 Dh per person), just on principle. Other Moroccans are looking at us with amazement that we would rather get soaked than get cheated. We tell the driver that ...
In the end, we did none of the touristic things we had planned, but the trip was the most memorable of all the trips I've taken in Morocco, simply because of all the wonderful unplanned things that happened due to the warmth and hospitality of people. I don't think I can imagine that happening very easily to a tourist in the US. While it was a little bit overwhelming at points, that hospitality, warmth, and openness to others is definitely something I will miss in Morocco.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center