My favorite photo of this day trip. This made the painful day worth it.

Tanger Food Market, Morocco

We were spending a week in Spain and decided to break it up by doing a day trip to Morocco. Now we all know that visiting a country for a day and on a tour is already ambitious. But our expectations weren’t high and we were looking for an adventure.

An adventure we did get. Our guides rushed us through a food market where I was able to get some interesting shots, but the rest of the day was spent mostly on tourist traps (several online reviews warned of this) where you are locked in a room and sold things very aggressively. We were swarmed by vendors at every spot, and the Tanger residents weren’t exactly happy about the tourist population aiming cameras at their faces. Either way, I was happy to get some great photos of the day and to have made the most of that adventure.

A mix of Arabic and Spanish marks Tanger, Morocco, being a 45 minute ferry ride away from Spain.

A mix of Arabic and Spanish marks Tanger, Morocco, being a 45 minute ferry ride away from Spain.

Tangier is a town with an interesting cultural mix of Spain, Portugal, France and Africa. Being separated from Spain only by the 20 mile width of the Strait of Gibraltar, thirty-minute ferry rides from Europe occur every hour. It also lies on the North African coast, and being a commercial center between nations, Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities have learned to coexist here for decades.

A man and his olives.

A man and his olives.

My favorite photo of this day trip. This made the painful day worth it.

My favorite photo of this day trip. This made the painful day worth it.

Checking out some dates.

Checking out some dates.

A candy store.

A candy store.

 

Pomegranates.

Pomegranates.

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