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Tangier Morocco

Tangier is a fascinating Moroccan city. It has many of the things that travelers love – a sense of exotic mystery, interesting history, beautiful vistas, unspoiled beaches and the Kasbah! Tangier can be a bit overwhelming for the first-time visitor to Morocco and, to be honest, even for some hardened travelers. Tangier is a true port town with all of the international, cross cultural mixing and dirty underbelly. It is quickly becoming a business hub in Morocco, much like Casablanca, but unlike Casablanca, there are still a lot of historical and cultural monuments preserved in and around Tangier. It is roughly divided into three distinct sections: the old medina, the Kasbah and the new city.

The old city, or “medina,” of Tangier was one of the first to fall under the influence of Europeans. One of the real treats of Tangier is strolling through the medina and noticing the differences between the Andalusian, Moorish, colonial and Moroccan architecture packed together.

Looming over the medina is the Kasbah, the ancient fortifications that were once in charge of the city’s defenses. Today, many of the historic buildings and palaces of the Kasbah have been bought by Europeans and turned into private homes or converted into hotels, restaurants and museums.

"Tangier is one of the few places left in the world where, so long as you don't fall to robbery, violence, or some form of crude, antisocial behaviour, you can do exactly what you want," says William S. Burroughs, representing a Tangier that many people travel to Morocco to find.

If you are looking are a very exotic travel destination, I would say Tangier, Morocco would fit the bill!!

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