We landed in Africa after taking the ferry from Tarifa Spain across the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean. A handy travel tip is to get to the ferry early and get in line to go through Moroccan immigration while on board. If you’re in line early enough you can enjoy the rest of the ride and just show your stamped passport when you arrive in Tangier. We had a quick snack that included avocado milk (not recommended, avocados don’t have teats) then took a comfortable bus to the quaint town of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains. Also known as The Blue Pearl, this town has winding streets painted in every shade of pale blue that look purple at night.
It’s very easy to get lost in the winding streets that all start to look the same. In the ‘new town’ a short walk downhill you can find some interesting stores selling the freshest chicken, these girls are still clucking!
Moroccans love their tagine, slow cooked meat and vegetables in a pottery dish that is full of flavor and can arrive bubbling hot. We tried several varieties including lamb, beef and chicken. Yum!