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... the city are cats and the smell of fish. Here are some facts that will put this strange choice of memories into perspective.
- There are probably a few hundred thousand stray cats in Tangier.
- Like in other seaside cities, in Tangier huge amounts of fish are caught, sold and eaten.
- People of Tangier love cats, but even more they love feeding them fish.
- Cats love to eat fish, but they detest fish heads.
... kaftans - and with the heat, I can imagine that it can become unbearable. Chris was keen to buy one of these but when Bob told him that the custom around wearing these is that you cannot have anything else on underneath, he quickly changed his mind :)
The official languages spoken in Morocco are Standard Arabic and Berber - although French is a third, 'prestige' language, used in most of their business dealings (they were a French protectorate from ...
... mood was better than mine is on most days. (You're right, that isn't going very far.)
For lunch we walked over to a café which Aziz had previously recommended to us. It was just a 15-20 minutes walk from our hostel and had terrific views across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. We ate another delicious chicken shawarma and debated whether or not people could swim between the two countries. (We decided on ...
... Quarter (affectionately nicknamed "California") just to name a few. We passed by the governor’s mansion and stopped at the big park (“Park of the Diplomats”) where locals disfrutar and have picnics.
When we stopped there, I rode a camel. So that essentially just made my day and I didn’t need anything else. :D
After that, we drove back down the hills to go to the Old City part of Tangier. Achmed led us through a large ...
... were a couple other people who made the same mistake though so I didn't feel too bad.
I ended up hiring a guide for an hour and a half to show me around the Medina and the Kasbah when I got off the boat. Not the best use of my money perhaps but I'm not going to worry too much about it. It was good to be shown around a little bit to get used to things a bit when I first got off the boat. He was a guy in his mid 60s who spoke perfect English, and ...