| ||The hotel parking was across the street, but it was guarded. So we didn't have to unpack everything and lug it into the hotel. |
Outside the hotel were to "standard issue" touts, trying to sell us watches and souvenirs.
| ||This square is one of the main squares in Tangers. It is were the famous "Cafe de Paris" is located, just opposite of the French Consulate. |
Time for some coffee....
| ||To the right of the Cafe de Paris is a view of the harbor. Every 30 minutes or so, a ship (usually a ferry) arrives. |
| ||The buildings in Tangers are mostly old. There used to be a lot of old mansions, but they are now disappearing for modern and tall buildings. |
| ||From most parts of Tangers you can see the old markets (Kasbah/Medina). |
The kasbah is located in the center of the city. It has walls around it, and gates to get in.
The roof tops have a life of their own (not a place to venture).
| ||A lot of the commercial activities in Tangers are done on the road. If you can't afford a shop, just sell your stuff on the road. |
| ||These are the gates (one of them) that give you access to the Medina. behind them are the famous, or notorious kasbah. |
| ||Inside the medina, you can buy almost anything you want. Stalls are located everywhere, and utilize every portion of their shop. |
| ||The medina streets are very narrow, and often steep. These roads can continue for miles circling around the area. |
It's quite easy to get lost.
| ||You'd be following the street for a while, and suddenly it would end in really small and low passageways. |
They're not recommended to take as a tourist....
| ||Usually the Berbers will come down to the market and sell whatever produce they have grown. |
Since they don't have shops or stalls, they just sit on the ground, and sell their wares on the spot.
| ||Interested in buying some feet ?? Plenty of those to go around. |
I don't know what kind of animal this is (I guess goat), and I don't even want to think what they're going to use it for .....
| ||Chicken anyone ?? All meat is hung out for all to see and touch. |
You're not planning to buy any meat if you can't touch it first, will you ??
| ||More street sales....though I got to say, they vegetables did look very good and healthy... |
| ||This is a "normal" vegetable and fruit shop. |
They do look good....
| ||Olives are a big thing in Morocco (as is the case anywhere else in the Med area). |
There were a lot of stalls selling all sorts of olives.
| ||Public douches.... yeah.. right !! |
| ||The streets of Tangers aren't exactly pretty, but they do offer a great view, specially when the sun is setting. |
The colors are special... too bad there's so much pollution !
| ||The beach promenade is the tourist area. |
There are a lot of hotels here and there are many restaurants alongside the beach.
| ||The beach it self is quite wide, and the sand is really white. |
It can get real hot here in the summer...
| ||Workers don't really qualify for special rigs when working these big buildings. |
This guy is placing a window, without a safety harness or wire. he's just dangling from the window....