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Hotel Mogador Tangier

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 in Luxury Hotels | 0 comments

Hotel Mogador Tangier

The Grand Hotel Royal Mogador Tangier is among Tangier’s newest hotels along the bay towards cap malabata. You’ll find an excellent pool and quiet location. The hotel is easy walking distance from both the conventions and casinos at nearby Hotel Movenpick. The Royal Mogador Tangier offers a full suite of amenities including a Moroccan spa, a restaurant, a beautiful patio and a heated indoor pool in addition to it’s sea view outdoor pool. Keep in mind that you will need a taxi (20-30 DH) to reach the tangier medina and other...

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Ancient Tangier, Tangier circa 1930.

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Ancient Tangier, Tangier circa 1930.

I took an image of this map, which was displayed at at art exhibit here in Tangier. It shows what the city of Tangier looked like when only a few thousand people lived here. Click the image for a full size map.

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Tangier Airport Taxi Prices

Posted by on Nov 21, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tangier Airport Taxi Prices

  When you arrive in Tangier, you’ll walk to the curb and find a long line of beige taxis waiting to take you to your hotel in downtown Tangier. The price of these taxis is determined by the Moroccan government, so only pay the price listed on this chart (image from 2014). You’ll usually pay an extra 20 Dirham to be dropped off at the door of your hotel rather than at the transit station. Some of the nicer hotels and riads like Movenpick, or Menzah will send someone to meet you at the airport with a car if you request...

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Things to do on your cruise visit to Tangier

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Blog | 1 comment

Things to do on your cruise visit to Tangier

Many of the tourists who visit Tangier each year, arrive by cruise ship. Because they have a package deal, many of them miss some of the best and most fun things in the city! Here are a few DO NOT MISS things to do that your cruise package doesn’t include. (This assumes that you’ve already wandered around the medina buying souvenirs and being yelled at by aggressive shop owners). Find a REAL local cafe to order Moroccan Mint Tea. Cafe Hafa, and the cafes in the medina, the grand soco and the petit soco are a great example.  Go...

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Parcheesi in Tangier Morocco

Posted by on Oct 11, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Parcheesi in Tangier Morocco

Although it was invented in India more than a thousand years ago, parcheesi is a popular cafe game in northern Morocco, including Tangier, Tetuan, Chefchaouen, and perhaps the Larache area. Along with dominos, and a card game called “Ronda” parcheesi is prohibited in most classier cafes in Tangier, since it’s customary for the participants to yell loudly when their pieces are captured, and at other times throughout the game. So, you’ll often have to follow the smell of cheap cigarettes to find a cafe with...

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Bayt Alice Guest House

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in Luxury Hotels | Comments Off on Bayt Alice Guest House

Bayt Alice Guest House

Full of charm and romance, loaded with color and texture, Bayt Alice is a part of the Moroccan adventure that you’ve dreamed of. It’s eight elegant rooms offer a boutique hotel experience for a very reasonable price. Bayt Alice offers an expansive rooftop terrace with phenomenal views, and an elegant intimate bath house, along with a computer terminal,  library and heated seating room. It is located just a few steps away from the Petit Soco, in the ancient Jewish quarter in the heart of the Tangier Medina. You’ll be welcomed...

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Melting Pot Hostel

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Address: Rue tsouli, Tanger Medina, morocco Phone: +212 539 331 508 Dorm Beds: 120 – 360 Dirhams. The melting pot hostel is located deep in the tanger medina, not far from hotel continental. Make sure you bring printed directions, or it may be hard to find. It’s best aspect is the charming rooftop terrace, as long as thigs are not too crowded. A communal kitchen and eating space are open to guests. Wifi is available along with a shared PC for guests. Accommodations are fairly barebones: Bunk beds decently clean. Noise will be a...

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Catholic Churches in Tangier

Posted by on Aug 15, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Catholic Churches in Tangier

Many tourists are surprised to see that tangier has two large catholic churches. The French catholic church is located next to the Police Station or Comissaria near Place De Nations. The Spanish Catholic Church is located near the Spanish Consulate in Iberia Rondpoint. Tourists expecting to see only minarets are often confused by these large catholic churches in Tangier. They were constructed during the time that Tangier was an International Zone, jointly ruled by the US, France, Spain, Italy and other European powers. During this time Tangier...

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Hiring a Moving Van or Furniture Movers in Morocco.

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Hiring a Moving Van or Furniture Movers in Morocco.

How do you hire furniture movers or a moving van here in Morocco? It’s pretty simple. You’ll look for a cluster of these small Honda trucks. They are normally 50-80 Dirhams per trip for short trips, but they will often ask for a minimum of 120 DH each way when moving apartments. The driver generally helps you to move the furniture and pack the van, and he might ask for a tip for his services. If you buy furniture in Morocco, you can often negotiate the price of a delivery van as part of the purchase. This is a great thing, because...

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Is it safe to eat fish in Morocco?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Is it safe to eat fish in Morocco?

Is it safe to eat fish in Morocco? Tangier offers so many seaside restaurants, including the well known Saveur de Poissons, and this question is well worth asking. I have known some expats who got very sick after eating fish here, and I know others who eat fish here regularly without any trouble at all. Here are some guidelines that you might use in choosing a safe place to eat fish: Ask to smell the fish, and the restaurant, if the restaurant smells bad, it likely has poor sanitary conditions, and if the fish smells bad, don’t eat...

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