Last week, week we had the opportunity to explore Tangier and Asilah. These two lovely cities in the north of Morocco offer much to delight the senses. Gorgeous scenery and a Mediterranean atmosphere combine to pique ones curiosity.
Despite the rainy day, we explored the winding, wonderful souqs of Tangier. Africa’s northern-most city, it is a charming, cosmopolitan destination. Home to poets, bohemians, emissaries and spies, one cannot help but revel in the diversity of cultures, languages and styles here. Moroccan, Spanish and French architecture combine to create a charming, inclusive metropolis.
Escaping the rain, we made our way to gorgeous Cape Spartel. Spending the day exploring the rocky outcrops overhanging the azure of the Mediterranean Sea could not be beat. The breathtaking landscape (or seascape, really) was a an enjoyable change of pace from life in Rabat. From there, we spent the rest of the day in Asilah, a quaint town with Portuguese influences. Strolling through the old town, with its pristine shops and welcoming colors made for a pleasant Sunday.
Morocco always surprises, and these gems were a welcome discovery. More than a few of us are making plans to return. But such is are the perks of study abroad. What an education!