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And today we would go to Africa! This was a first for both Logan and I and we were very excited. We drove down to Tarifa, which was a very cool town in Spain. They are known for the amount of wind that goes through the area which has the entire area covered in wind turbines and draws a very large group of wind surfers and kite …
On entering Tangier, I became exposed to a new surrounding and a new culture. The people were different and their religion was what I saw as infidel. I made my way through the streets and came across a bar I could find something to drink. They spoke a language I was unfamiliar with so I pointed to the bar tender the drink I wanted and I was served. A stranger came in and offered to help me on my journey but after we left the bar, ...
... quite a bit of stuff), a textile store (where I bought a scarf but it was cheap), and a jewelry store. At one of the stores, the shop owner gave Greg an acknowledging nod pointing at this beard. :) I remember when I was at the training in Tokyo to work in the consulate, my colleagues who were going to work in our embassies in Arabic countries (Qatar, Pakistan, etc) were advised to grow beard to gain (or not to loose) respect.
Other than stores, a walk through the ...
... for yourself what Tangier was like during the International Zone days, but you are not going to get very far. It is a far easier exercise to go to Athens and imagine what life was like in the Ancient Agora.
The modern day visitors may find themselves caught in a curiously contradictory exercise. Attracted to Tangier because of its seedy reputation and also emboldened by the fact that it is no longer that. Sort of like going to the zoo in ...