Tangier, Morocco

Tangier Bay

Tangier Bay

For the next few weeks I’ll be in Tangier, Morocco.  I’ve settled in to a hotel on the sea front in the centre of Tangier – the Spanish coast can be seen in clear weather.

I’m here doing some tasks on secondment to Qatari Diar at the Al Houara Resort development.  The commute to the Development Offices, which are on the development site is about 45 minutes each way – a bit further than I’ve recently experienced!  I’m driving myself, and although the driving standards and traffic are somewhat higher and lighter respectively than in some other North African cities, it’s still not the most comfortable of experiences!

The city of Tangier has a history going back around 2,500 years.  I had a general walk around this morning without aiming at any specific sites, other than St Andrew’s Church.

St Andrew's Church

St Andrew's Church

Christians of all sects are buried in the graveyard - the photo shows an Orthodox grave

Christians of all sects are buried in the graveyard - the photo shows an Orthodox grave

St Andrew's Churchyard offers a quiet sanctuary in the City

St Andrew's Churchyard offers a quiet sanctuary in the City

I was looking for St Andrew’s Church as I’m planning to go to the service there tomorrow morning.  There’s a general lack of street nameplates here, so I thought it might be more convenient to locate the church today.

I walked through part of the Old Town (Medina) and parts of the Kasbah and then down to the port area, where there are fast ferry services to Spain – maybe a trip next weekend?

Kasbah bastion

Kasbah bastion

Houses cling to the hillside below the old city walls

Houses cling to the hillside below the old city walls

Tangier's fishing fleet

Tangier's fishing fleet

More soon…

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One Response to Tangier, Morocco

  1. Vanessa McMillan says:

    Looks beautiful. Hope the driving goes ok!