Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Morocco

So I did a thing.

I rather impetuously booked passage to Tangier, “a Moroccan port on the Strait of Gibraltar, which has been a strategic gateway between Africa and Europe since Phoenician times” according to Wikipedia.

I leave on Monday, February 18, less than two weeks from now.

The trip will include a cooking class (of course!), a long day-trip to Casablanca, and plenty of tourist time in the Kasbah and the medina.

The return connection gives me a late afternoon/evening and an overnight in Madrid, Spain.

A year ago, I put aside some inheritance money to help me have an international holiday.  The original plan, Bangkok and Saigon, was scrubbed when I took the Circus Harmony gig.  But over this last weekend, I realized that I had a window of about a week that I could use for travel before my sabbatical ended.  And Morocco has long been on the list.  I chose Tangier because of the climate, the ocean, and the option to have a night in Spain.  And Casablanca is a rapid-train excursion away.

This will be my first trip to Africa.

Cape Spartel, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean.