I caught the ferry from Algeciras to Tangier Med. Tangier Med is a relatively new port that is about twenty miles from Tangier. They have a shuttle bus that runs every hour from the port to the city. It cost me about $25 to take the ferry and another $3.25 to take the shuttle bus. It worked out fairly well except that I was one of the last people to get my passport stamped while on the ferry. That’s because I refused to be a part of the pushing and shoving to get in line (what line?) to get the stamp for Morocco. I just found a place to sit and get some work done while everyone else jostled in the line. However, once the boat docked it still took me another half hour to get the stamp. Most of that was due to the fact that I had no clue what was going on during the ferry ride and I didn’t even see anyone that looked like they could even begin to speak English. Next time I’ll know.
When I checked into the hotel in Algeciras Jose, the desk clerk, told me to go to the market on my way to the Maritime Terminal. I said I would and I headed that direction when I left the hotel. What I didn’t expect was a market with quite the vivacity of the market I found. It was a little overwhelming. Of course, I had to stop and pick up some Continue reading