I just decided to hop over to Africa for a few days. I haven`t yet been there anyways. Let`s go was drawing a really negative picture of the country, especially Tangier. But I didn`t find it as bad. There might be a few people trying to sell you stuff, and at the port a guy was waiting for me with a fake-ID, saying he works for the tourist information. I let him arrange for a taxi and he explained the way to the ATM. At that point I was virtually prepared for everything. But I guess their real plan was to charge me an exorbitant taxi-fee. The cheeky driver started with 120 MAD. Finally he drove me for 30 MAD. Still overpriced, but I don`t wanna discuss the price forever.
At the trainstation I quickly found some company. In the end we were 6 Westerns going to Marakesh. Especially the two Canadian girls (that`s right mum, on their own in this dangerous country)had quite an idea about what they were doing. Maybe because they have been traveling for 8 months so far.
Marakesh is an awesome city, especially the Medina. I`m glad Evelin, my Mexico-American companion didn`t force me to visit more ruins. She was more into shopping. I didn`t buy anything, but booked a 3-day Sahara Expedition. Already wonder how that`s gonaa be.
All the best