I'm travelling through Spain with a suitcase (average size, approx 14 kilograms). Was hoping to catch a ferry to tangier and then trek down through fez, Marrakech, and then back to tangier; however didn't want to take my suitcase (I have a small sized shoulder bag I can use for a weeks worth of travelling in morocco). I was wondering, are there any places in Spain, prior to the ferry that have left luggage services, maintaining the luggage for 6-7 days? I have read that the Algeciras train station does not have left luggage services.
Thanks in advance
Dear fellow travellers,
My friend and I have made some adjustments in our itinerary so instead of going southbound from Spain to Morocco, we will be arriving first in Casablanca and moving up north to Spain. We plan on taking an overnight train from Marrakech to Tangier arriving in the morning around 7AM and then catch a ferry from Tangier med to Algeciras at 10AM to catch on a last train (3:30PM) from Algeciras to Granada. This presumably will work assuming a punctual train, transit bus from Tangier train station to Tangier Med and ferry time as per schedule. As this is my first trip, I am not sure how accurate are the time schedules in reality. Is this a doable plan or should we schedule to leave early afternoon from Marrakesh and stay overnight at Tangier to catch morning ferry?
Separately, would it be safe for ladies to ride on the overnight train and use taxi (if required) should we need to take a taxi to Tangier Med from Tangier train station given the tight schedule? I have read mixed messages in regards to women travelling in Morocco so best to anticipate ahead for safety precautions.
Grateful for any info or suggestions that will help us in finalizing this leg of our trip to Morocco and Spain.
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Dear Morocco experts,
I'm getting the ferry to Tangier from Tarifa in a couple of weeks (then a train from there to Rabat).
Any tips for coping with:
- passport / customs procedures?
- orientation on arrival in the port?
- changing money?
- useful French or Arabic phrases?
Does anyone know of a place that leases for 6 months that does't charge to much? I am looking for a place close to this school: Ecole Supériure Roi Fahd de Traduction Route du Charf ,B.P 410 Tanger. If anyone knows of a apartment and or rooms please let me know.
4=Four years ago a guide was recommended to me for a day tour through Tangiers. I cannot remember his name but he arranged our ferry, tour,lunch, for the entre day. I would remember his name if someone might send me their similar experience. firstname.lastname@example.org
Your help would be appreciated.
Hi folks – is it feasible to pick up a rental car in the morning in Tangier and drive straight through to Fes in one day? We’re traveling in late July.
Thanks for the help!
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How did you find it?
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Also concerned about luggage as I like to travel with a larger hard case with wheels. I know from past international trips that's difficult. I'm traveling with my husband- might be better to take 2 smaller cases.
Any advice is appreaciated!
hope you can help,
planing a trip to Tangier at the end of Dec, 29th to 9th Jan,
if you know of any website to organize a trip staying at different locations,
perhaps 2/3 day in each location, starting in Tangier, Fes, Agadir, or Casablanca.
not necessarily in that order.
most travel agents offer a trip to one destination only.
any ideas would be appreciated.
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MY HUSBAND AND I AND 2 KIDS AGES 18 AND 22 WILL BE TRAVELING FROM MARBELLA TO TANGIER. WE HAVE 2 DAYS AND 1 NIGHT. WHERE SHOULD WE STAY? SHOULD WE GO THROUGH A TRAVEL COMPANY OR DO IT ON OUR OWN. IS TANGIER THE ONLY PLACE WE WILL HAVE TIME TO SEE OR SHOULD WE ADD ANYWHERE ELSE CLOSE BY?
WE NEED ANY SUGGESTIONS YOU MIGHT HAVE FOR US.
THANKS SO MUCH,
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Any English website information
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