"My one day in hell" Tangier by mvtouring

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It was with great excitement that we boarded the ferry for our one day visit to Tangier, but upon arrival that changed to depression and a word of thanks that I came from the south of Africa. Tangier was my first introduction to Morocco and truth be told it was not my favourite city in in the world and I thought I would never return to this county. It was too dirty, too strange, too unpleasant even dangerous, I hated the people that kept on touching you and the fact that I was told to stay with the tour leader at all times.

I am sure that there are folks out there that has fallen in love with Tangier, but for me it is not easy. Having been there twice, I am sure the second time would have changed my made. The tourist police in Morocco does a lot against unpleasant guiding, hustling, street begging etc. it seems nothing has changed in Tangier.

Shopping, I mean local handicrafts seem to be much more expensive than elsewhere in Morocco. The town beach was polluted and not cleaned at least when I was there. Kids beg for money on every corner.

  • Last visit to Tangier: Jan 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • msbrandysue's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2011 at 9:03 PM

    What a neat place....

  • floriangn's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Seems like people either love or hate this place.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    Hi true that Tangier can be a let down but the answer is really preparation to understand the place - I find I have to be aggressive there to those that need it..but otherwise I like the place.As for snakes..they stitch their mouths so they cant bite :(

  • Mar 16, 2010 at 9:37 AM

    does not seem to be a place to visit as female on your own

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Those cobras are scary - I'll probably jump away, hehehe....

  • lynnehamman's Profile Photo
    Jul 15, 2009 at 1:21 AM

    What a pity that you did not enjoy your visits to Tangier. It does have such a colourful & interesting history. We also enjoyed camel-ride ( Jaisalmer) and had much fun.

  • dobbelking's Profile Photo
    Jun 1, 2009 at 12:18 AM

    Fortunately we only took the ferry from Tangier back to Spain

  • mecute's Profile Photo
    Apr 7, 2008 at 9:31 PM

    He he fery funny

  • maztek's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 1:06 PM

    thanx for visiting myHP

  • Doctor38's Profile Photo
    Oct 26, 2007 at 6:15 AM

    I traveled to many places in Morocco but never to Tangier. I would like to visit it some day. thanks for sharing


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