Kelsey HayneComment

TANGIER

Kelsey HayneComment
TANGIER

Before resuming my travels in July, my top two countries to visit were Greece and Morocco. Starting in Ireland, I didn't want to jump back and forth, and decided my Eastern European country list was greater in number than the Morocco/Spain/Portugal route; so, I passed up Morocco for another time. Upon meeting my boyfriend, the original "back and forth" prevailed, and I decided to capitalize on my return to Ireland by spending a month exploring the nearby Morocco. (The things you do for love, eh? #firstworldproblems)

Tangier; Tanjay. Tangeer. Tanjeer. Everyone pronounces it differently, I heard multiple variations, so anything goes. It's a transient destination, usually people are coming or going through the port via ships, or to the airport. It was my entry and exit city.  I got a round trip flight with RyanAir for about $120. Normally I don't make a circle, but it worked out! While I was in Tangier, I learned about Asilah, a nearby coastal town, and had already made nonrefundable accommodation reservations going to Chefchaouen, so I was happy to find another reason to come back to the area without rearranging my plans!


Transportation Notes: 

From the Airport to Medina: shared (tan) Grand Taxi cost 100 dirham. I split with someone for 50 each, and it took us to the bus station and grand taxi lot. From there, I hired a (green) Petite Taxi to the Medina. It should cost 6 dirham with the meter. 

 The main square outside the medina

The main square outside the medina

 One of the main gates

One of the main gates

 Typical imedina street

Typical imedina street

 Berber Rugs!

Berber Rugs!

 Leather Leather Leather!

Leather Leather Leather!

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