Without further ado!
Hmm... I don't really have anything before Morocco. You will have to refresh your memories on what I did when I wasn't out and about exploring, by looking through my iPhones pics. :)
Ok. Morocco! It was such a fun day. It was chilly and rainy, but that didn't stop us from making the best of it! It's so fun to say that I've been to Africa! Whaaaat! Yup... I have.
We all got up bright and early, drove about an hour and a half south from Rota to Tarifa. Hopped on a fairy... smiled pretty...
Said goodbye to Spain...
Smiled for more pics...
And said HELLO to Tangier, Morocco!!!
We met up with our guide, Jamal, and climbed into our van.
Stopped to take some pictures.
And see the largest mosque in the city.
This is the entrance for men:
And the entrance for women:
Then we did a lot of driving through the windy roads, passing beautiful Summer homes of kings/queens, princes/princesses from northern Africa and other countries.
Then, we stopped for too long at one palace and thought we were going to get in trouble or something by the guard... but, instead he invited us in to look around a bit!!
This is the guard house/entrance:
We walked up to the garage... and Morgan was being a goof!
And of course these royals have a pink Bentley.
After we were finished daydreaming about what life is like living in a multi-house palace, we got to see views like this:
|This is the Atlantic Ocean, btw.|
And then went to the northwestern most point in Africa,
which is where the lighthouse is.
This is also where the Atlantic and Mediterranean come together!
Then we enjoyed some AMAZING mint tea and cookies.
Oh, and of course, when in Morocco, do as the Moroccans do and
RIDE A CAMEL!!!
|And throw your hands up like you just don't care!|
Can I just pause for a moment and tell you all that riding a camel is just a little... scary. They are TALL suckers. And here in Morocco, you don't hold on to much, other than a handmade handle. Plus, it was raining and muddy and slippery... RIGHT NEXT TO THE OCEAN!
But, it was awesome!!! Something I will never forget!
Then we went into these caves, that unfortunately I don't remember much about because the person in there didn't speak English very clearly. But the caves have a lot of meaning and tradition for the Moroccan people. So, yea. They were still pretty cool!
|If you just flip this picture (think mirror image),|
the outline is Africa... cool, huh?
We walked around some more...
Toured an old palace...
|Awesome hand done mosaic.|
We then ate some of the most delicious food!!! ... walked around some more... shopped.. bought things... and raced back to the boat!
But, not before one final picture with Jamal!
It was such a fun day! Made even more special by hanging out with Morgan and her friends. I am so blessed to have such wonderful opportunities to experience different parts of the world, meeting new friends along the way. Thank you, Morgan, for such an awesome day! It was SO fun! I would totally go back!