2016-06-03 Tangier

Leaving Tarifa for Tangier. Note the fortifed old town, and the wind generators on the hill. Lots of wind farms in Spain

Leaving Tarifa for Tangier. Note the fortifed old town, and the wind generators on the hill. Lots of wind farms in Spain

Tangier was interesting. We took the option of a day tour since we could book one via the hotel we stayed at in Tarifa (where the tangier ferry leaves from Spain) for substantially less than the ferry alone.

 

Artisan at work in his workshop

Artisan at work in his workshop

It is a fascinating place. Established around 5 cenuries BCE, and with a very varied history with various civilisations and cultures being dominant at different times. The old town is a maze of twisty passages full of tiny workshops. Easy to get lost if you have no sense of direction.

 

Lunch in a Moroccan restaurant, with local entertainment

Lunch in a Moroccan restaurant, with local entertainment

Our tour included a nice lunch at a Moroccan restaurant, with traditional musicians playing as we ate.

 

 

Street hawker hassling one of our tour party.

Street hawker hassling one of our tour party.

Our guide took us on a wander through the streets, visiting various emporia where we were shown the wares: carpets, pots, herbal remedies, clothing … Fascinating. But the unceasing pestering by people in the street wanting to sell one anything and everything did get tiresome, especially as they had nothing I wanted to buy.

 

More photos at https://goo.gl/photos/VFSadcSU9TTpLFnSA