Our Tangiers experience was based from the VRBO apartment we acquired online. A wonderful home base for 5 beautiful weeks in Tangiers.
It was a modern comfortable 2 bedroom apartment (cause we always have room for friends and family) right on the waterfront.
This is the view from our 4th floor balcony. Yes those are camels!
In order to give you a better feel for the Tangiers waterfront I would compare it to Miami Beach only without all the hotels eating up the beach with their rental chairs.
Instead their are these vast expanses of concrete areas alongside the beach peppered with palm trees, playgrounds and seating.
I know it’s hard to look past the camels but this is the concrete area just off the beach.
It goes and goes. Well lit with lots of room for biking, cameling or whatnot it also has a huge underground parking area beneath it. This was built in advance to the buildings that may or may not get built here.
Not so rustic right?
The glass tower you see here is the entrance down to the garage as well as a kind of look out.
Some are really tall like this one, others not so much. All of them are aesthetically pleasing. I would even go one further and say – glamorous.
Stevo and I would walk along these paths or the beach every day probably putting 4 to 5 miles in each time out.
The beach is massive and collects random things, as beaches do.
And there’s the camels…
If you got out early enough you could catch the fisherman working together to bring in the daily catch while a crowd gathers.
The temperature range in Morocco was around the 20 degree Celsius mark pretty consistently every day.
That said, the water was cold!
Just have to keep moving – eye on the prize as they say.
Any extended stay in one place inevitably makes you a cast member (even temporarily) in the neighborhood you’re in.
Enter stage left, Cat Man or Fish Guy depending on how you look at it!
Every day at 10 am we would hear the honking that would lead us out to the balcony to see what’s going on.
Introducing Cat Man / Fish Guy!
He’d yell out the same thing every day, I’m assuming an announcement of fresh fish for sale.
Surrounded by 3 apartment buildings, the acoustics helped carry his message to everyone in the vicinity.
Especially the cats, oh how they love Fish Guy!
They would come running from every direction and you know what? He’d feed them, every day.
Sometimes the cat’s acrobatic desperation to get to the front of the line was down right impressive.
And the one cat jumped over the other cat!
At around 5pm we would always head down and try to catch the camels passing by on their way home.
Camels LOOK like they’re walking along slowly – even meandering but they have long legs that get you running alongside to keep up.
Our home base in Tangiers was beautiful and we will always think of it as a great time of reflection and regrouping.
And camel stalking.
Stevo wanted to get a picture of a camel’s toe…perhaps some things are better left not done!