I'm finally getting round to writing the second half of my Morocco travel diary, you can read the first half here for this post to follow on nicely. So after arriving in Tangier train station we had a long walk to the hotel we'd booked for our stay but we didn't mind. It was early in the morning so not too hot and the whole walk was along the beach which was beautiful. We luckily had help finding the hotel as it was in the old town of Tangier where the streets are really confusing! Tangier is a really beautiful town when you stick to the older sections and a lot more relaxed and less busy than Marrakech which worked for me as by this time in the trip I had tired myself out! We ate a few times in Cafe Hafa which you have to go to if you're ever there! The picture above shows the view of Gibraltar you can see from the cafe terraces. Plus the food was the best we had in the whole of Morocco bar the home cooked meal we had in the Riad in Marrakech. The Kasbah (castle) was really interesting and beautiful to look around though the museum had no English translations, only Arabic and French.
From Tangier we visited Chefchaouen, the blue city which I Instagram-ed quite a lot of as it is so beautiful! The whole town is painted blue and it's settled up in the mountains so the views are amazing. Seriously if you're interested Google image search the place, you'll be blown away. Here we wandered round the streets and got invited for tea in a shop owned by two really nice guys who showed us all their Berber rugs and blankets which for a girl who studies textiles was really interesting! In the center of the town is another Kasbah which we didn't get the chance to go in to as it was closed but was impressive enough to look at from the outside. I was able to get a few really nice pictures from a roof terrace we stopped at for lunch. I love how the trees seem to be growing from the Kasbah walls.
We were advised to not swim in the sea in Tangier because the port made it dirty though it looked fine and locals were in and out with no problem. But we ended up going to Asilah as the beach there is called Paradise Beach, we couldn't really say no. I'm so glad we ended up going there because the town is really beautiful! There is yet another Kasbah and a fortification on the sea all painted white which was really pretty. It felt really medieval there as the walls were so high round the streets and this also made it really cool which I appreciated! However the main highlight of Asilah for me was the camels! They were so adorable especially a little baby one which just wandered round the beach after it's mum. It was very surreal to be sunbathing and look up to see a camel walking past. I'd definitely recommend going there for a day if you're staying near by. Plus the sea despite it being on the Atlantic not Mediterranean side was still warm enough to swim in.
Hope you guys enjoyed hearing about my trip around Morocco!