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Flight to Tangier
I did something that Moroccans do not do: I flew from Marrakesh to Tangier. It takes a whole day by train or just a few hours (with a connection in Casablanca) by flight. However, the Riad owner, locals, airport security officers – everyone – just didn't understand why I would fly. I have to say that …
We woke up the next day, packed up our things, and took the train to Tangier. While on the train we spoke in spanish with a man who spoke less english than Adam speaks Arabic (he knows a little more than three words). The train ride was rather uneventful and when we arrived in Tangier we exited the station, got directions to our hotel from a taxi …
... second class tickets, 85 Dh ($10) per person. The main difference from 1st class being non assigned seating. And no need to get them in advance, unless maybe on weekends and holidays. It made me a little nervous not knowing if it was going to be an out of control free for all with pushing and shoving. But that worry proved unfounded. The train arrived 30 minutes late and we scored great window seats ...
... a small tourist group that came up and the girls were wearing tank tops and cut off shorts.
After leaving the cliff, we headed to the Kasbah. Our first stop was a little outdoor shop to have a cup of mint tea. It was a nice day out and sitting under the large trees was very relaxing. As we drank our tea there were several cats that were resident cats that would walk around us and enjoy the sunny areas. They were friendly and made for some ...
... of Arabic, French, Spanish and a little Portuguese. The medina is really a maze, but we hit all the highlights and some random little places too. He helped me with a little bit of Arabic and bought me some traditional street food that I asked him about (I found it online this morning) and I paid him 50 euro for about an hour and a half tour. It felt like a half day though!
After he left, I was making my way back to the Grand Succo when ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed