Tangiers; a Sea, an ocean and a strait

Oct 31

A four hour drive got us to Tangiers where we met our local guide, Mohammad. At 84 years old he sure was spry! He shared lots of history and fascinating information on the sea port city that boasts shoreline on the Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean and the strait of Gibraltar. Spain is only 15 km away so there’s lots of Spanish spoken too. Many people in Morocco speak at least 3 languages and most more. Arabic, French, Berber, English and Spanish are the most common.

Another couple of hours driving through the Rif mountains got us to Chefchaouen, the blue city. By this time is was quite dark so we just got a taste of the beauty of the blue painted streets on our way to dinner.

Typical street in Tangiers

Typical street in Tangiers

Man in Djellaba in an alley

Man in Djellaba in an alley

Hand of Fatima door knocker

Hand of Fatima door knocker

Looking through the wall to the Atlantic Ocean. Tangiers has shoreline on the Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar

Looking through the wall to the Atlantic Ocean. Tangiers has shoreline on the Atlantic, Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar

A fig tree growing out of a wall

A fig tree growing out of a wall

Moroccan Pharmacy. Jars of healing herbs

Moroccan Pharmacy. Jars of healing herbs

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