Beginning Our Moroccon Adventure.

Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
Trip End Dec 31, 2020

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Tarak Hotel

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Friday, September 23, 2005

Morocco has always appealed as a destination for us. The country is so full of contrasts and steeped in rich culture and traditions. The question for us had been how will we travel in Morocco? We settled on a 7 day camping tour on an overland 4 X4 all terrain expedition truck which was offered as an add on to our busabout pass. Our adventure began when our bus from Granada arrived at Algeciras the embarkation point for the ferries to Tangier in Morocco. On the 3 hour ferry trip we met up with Bronwyn another Aussie who was to be on our tour and was arriving a day early as we were. Also on the ferry were several handcuffed Moroccans being deported from Spain accompanied by Police officers.

Tangier is a busy, bustling port city full of hustlers and we enjoyed spending time looking around before our tour began and trying to avoid the scammers. The old centre Medina was full of colour and life and we went to the traditional fish, meat and vegetable markets and saw amazing sights including camels hooves and goats heads for sale. Men dominate the street cafes sitting watching the world go by drinking mint tea and women are mostly covered up in traditional Muslim fashion.

We started our tour with a group meeting and hotel dinner on the Saturday night to get to know each other. Our guide Corrine was from the Netherlands, our driver Cosmic was from the UK and all 6 of us travellers turned out to be Aussies with Avan the only male! Our group was Bronwyn from NSW, Katherine from Tassie and Brooke and Natalie from NSW. This tour can take up to 20 people but we are at the end of the season so we were really quite lucky to have a small group and when it came to travelling in the back of the truck we could spread ourselves out.
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