ADD TO LISTTanger isn't a popular stop for travelers making their way through Morocco. The few that do usually go to see the Hafita. Travelers making their way through the area might want to check out some more well-known nearby destinations such as Fes and Rabat. Have you been to Tanger? Help us improve this Tanger travel guide by adding your favorite places!
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Don't attempt to camp on Tangier beach, or climb the mountain leading away from the beach. You will be arrested by armed guards who don't speak english and shout "papers!" at you thinking you're a refugee trying to sneak into Spanish territory!
Tangiers is a fraught with pitfalls so hire a guide so you don't get ripped off and particularly for women travellers. The boat trip over from Spain was interesting... plenty of women whose skin was decorated using henna... but very smelly. It isn't a luxury liner! A friend and I hired a guide who turned out to be an elderly gentleman with a big walking stick to help beat off the many hawkers trying to pester you to buy their goods, beggers and pickpockets... he also held the money while the one guy went to get the appropriate amount of change. It usually isn't a good idea to give money to beggers, their friends are often the pickpockets who note where your money is kept and proceed to fleece the rest from you at the earliest opportunity. We visited a lovely resaurant and had the best mint tea I have ever tasted while an ensemble of musicians played on their traditional instruments. Make sure you clarify which currency you are negotiating in... the initial price offered is usually extraordinarily high so be prepared to walk away from any deal... in fact do so and see how much the price comes down. I found this bargaining very, very, very tedious and exhausting.... and you usually always are going to pay the inflated tourist price. The leathergoods are copies and don't last very long... don't bother. There is no way to check if the carpets are made using child labour or not... they probably are. My friend bought a local guitar type instrument that was made using turtle shell which in retrospect was unlikely to pass through customs. Save your money and don't bother with the local souvenirs unless you particularly want to pay too much for something cheap and tacky. We rode a camel and watched a snake charmer. Overall very interesting and enjoyable mainly because we had the guide.
I felt watch all the time. It a mystery place but beautiful. I want to be in a mistic place this is the place . I felt the same way when I was in Nepal, India and Asia. But here was intrigue. Tangier, Casablanca, Marrakesh...just the names of these cities stir a hint of spice in the nostrils. Jostling crowds, the piquant tension of debate, space in perpetual motion - the minute you set foot in the country you know you've arrived somewhere very different. Spend a weekend in a luxury riad in Marrakesh, Fès or Rabat, exorcise your shopping demons in some of the most colourful markets in the world, or indulge in some off-piste desert driving over sugar-soft dunes... And this fantastically varied destination is barely three hours flying time from Europe. Travel Warning: Terrorism Concerns - Western Sahara
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