I visited Tangier on a very quick overnight trip in September 2017. After catching the ferry from Tarifa in Spain, we walked through the town, enjoyed a traditional dinner and then left early the following morning. It was a very (very) quick taste of Morocco and definitely inspired me even more to visit the country in more depth, which I am happy to say I did end up doing in May 2019.
Enjoy my photo diary of our time spent walking through Tangier.
This blue alley in Tangier made me very inspired to visit Chefchaouen, the Blue Pearl, in Morocco; which I am glad to say I did in May 2019. I didn’t realise when this photo was taken that Tangier is only about a 2 hour drive from Chefchaouen and would’ve been a great day or overnight trip if we had the time.
I explored Tangier as a part of a Portugal, Morocco, Spain 8 day tour. However, while it was very clear that an overnight in Morocco was included purely to add a third country (and second continent!) to the itinerary, it was a really cool little taste of Morocco. I was already dying to explore this country in more detail, so when the opportunity came up to explore even for less than 24 hours I jumped at it.
On the first afternoon I wore a plain back t-shirt and black knee length exercise pants and I was completely fine. I have to admit that my tour guide was a bit OTT warning girls about safety in Morocco (I wasn’t allowed to go to the next shop to buy a drink which was a little too extreme) but I can see that he definitely thought better to be safe than sorry. The next day I wore my blue and white maxi skirt (which while probably the more “appropriately deemed” length, would’ve been very dirty after walking through Tangier markets the afternoon before), with a white singlet and brought my black cardigan. It was way too hot to wear the black cardigan but I kept it around me just in case – although given we were only taken straight to the ferry to go back to Spain it definitely wasn’t needed. If you want more insight into what I wore in Morocco on a later trip read: What to wear in Morocco: female traveller.
If you are interested in visiting Tangier, you may also be interested in: Must do Morocco: 6 places in Morocco you must visit and Chefchaouen photo diaries.