"Memories of Tangier" Top 5 Page for this destination Tangier by Carmela71

Tangier Travel Guide: 489 reviews and 1,201 photos

What comes to your mind when you think in Tangier?

Mint Tea … relax , sitting on a terrace, letting the hours pass by with no rush.

Smells, colours, life, people ..

The past and the present …. And a future

All that come to my mind.

Maybe I becomed addicted, Its my third time and I promised myself to come back while on the Ferry looking back to Tangier!

History

I do not want to write a lot about things you can easily check online but just a brief detail of history to understand why Tangier is so famous. First of all because of being strategic point of connection between the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea it has been “protected” by many countries. Around the 20´s it was controlled by 10 countries that with also great liberty of economics and uses it became very prosperous.

Many multimillionaire and artists came here looking for “legal” activities that in the rest of the countries were not permitted, also the parties and orgies became a legend.

After the independence the city drooped in decadence till the last decades that had tried to get Tangier as tourist destination.

Addiction?


Tangier do not leave you indifferent, you hate it or you love it, there is no middle feelings on it, you promise not to go again or you get addicted to it.

When you go for a day trip with a planned excursion, you will feel they are only after your money and people just do not stop hassling you. But if you stay there and try to aclimatise to its rhythm you will fall in its beauty.

Forget the watch, forget the map, forget to make sure you will see everything there, just let yourself on the streets.

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  • In a nutshell:it will not leave you indiferent
  • Last visit to Tangier: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 2, 2006
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  • daarth's Profile Photo
    Apr 29, 2010 at 4:28 AM

    Thinking of taking a small trip to Tangier in July

  • Andrew_W_K's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2009 at 6:01 AM

    That's a great photo of a great photo on the hoarding :)

  • Feb 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM

    the email adress provided does not work.

  • MITNIC's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2007 at 10:05 AM

    Very informative page with nice photos as usual… good work Carmen. I thing time came also for me to visit Morocco.

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2007 at 12:05 AM

    Well I think that I am ready for a trip to Marocco to get lost....I do that everywhere I go....you have the most fun getting lost. Can you also get white, green tea there? Great page Carmen...thank you. Carole.

  • ATLC's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2007 at 4:51 AM

    Great page, Carmela. How good that you spent time there helping the children. Sensible travel advice too. Harira soup, must remember that.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2006 at 9:14 AM

    Sounds like quite an exciting place! The hotel sounds interesting too as do all your experiences there!

  • chavez's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2005 at 7:40 AM

    Fantastic page, good on you sport.

  • diageva's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2005 at 12:55 AM

    oye ... que preciosa foto del vaso de te !!!!!!!!!!!! wow .... Estoy deseando tener tiempo y ver esta y las demas paginas nuevas ...

  • Beach_dog's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2005 at 2:57 AM

    I guess we will go again soon, but travel around other parts of Morocco too.

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