Halifax, Nova Scotia
January 21, 2004
Tangier can be a challenging city to enter by sea -- the ferry terminal is awash with touts who want to take you to hotels of their own (i.e., hotels that pay them a commission for bodies). It's the only city in Africa I've ever booked a room in before arriving -- I really wanted to be able to run the gauntlet with the security of having a home base.
Rooms are reminiscent of the turn of the century, the last hurrah of its colonial days. Its views of the harbour are stunning.
From journal On the Road to Morocco