“Marruecos” Seharris’s photos around Tetoan, Morocco (sector del metal en marruecos)

Preview of Seharris's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/seharris/granada-2006/1142904600/tpod.html This blog preview was made by TravelPod using the TripAdvisor™ TripWow slideshow creator. Entry from: Tetoan, Morocco Entry Title: "Marruecos" Entry: "Fui a Marruecos!!! I went to AFRICA, people. How strange is that? It really was a great trip. The funny thing, however, is that the night before we left, my friends and I were out until 6am for David's (guy in our program) birthday! We went to a discoteca at 11pm, 4 hours before the discos get busy. If you get there before 11, you don't pay any cover so we were trying to save a buck. We realized, however, that we were bored out of our minds so we decided to leave Mae West (the discoteca). We then headed to a Chupiteria (Chupit = shot). I called Adam and his roommate, Andrew, to come join us. After 20 shots for 8 euros, of which I did NOT partake, we headed to Camborio, another discoteca. We sat and talked there for a while until it got decently busy. Then, we got our grooves on to 80's American music (Pump Up the Jam, etc.) and hip-hop. It was a good night. I got home at 6am, got up at 11am, went shopping for snacks for Morocco, AFRICA, and headed to catch the bus at 2pm. The bus was filled with people I had never seen before (obviously), but it's quite funny how by the end of the trip, I had met over half of the bus. There were 11 students from CEGRI (my school) on the bus (we were the largest group, as always). It was a really good group though. My closest friends here were on that bus. The seven of us stuck together and the other four stuck together so it worked out well. After we paid 185 euros (all-inclusive trip), the bus left for a two-hour drive to Malaga to pick up another bus, and then another 1.5 hours to Algecirras to catch our ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar. On the bus, our guide tried to speak, and four girls in the back of the bus talked throughout his entire spiel. We thought they were extremely rude but we did not think anything of it at the time...little did we know... We hopped a ferry to AFRICA!!! Surprisingly, it was a VERY nice ferry. There were seats as there are in airplanes, but there were also comfy chairs, bright lights, a bar, a duty-free store, and a small area in the back of the boat where we could stand outside. I hung out with Karolina and Melissa the whole trip. Supposedly, the ferry took about an hour...but about 30 minutes of that, the ferry was pulling out of, and into, docks. We saw the Rock of Gibraltar. As you will see in the pictures, it looks NOTHING like it does in the Prudential ads as it was raining and VERY cloudy! I just learned that English people live on it...how strange. We arrived in Ceuta, a Spanish-owned city on the coast of the African continent. In Ceuta, we hopped onto another bus and prepared ourselves for another 1.5 hour drive to our hotel, Hotel Chams. At the border of Spain and Morocco, our passports were stamped and a half an hour later, we were on our way...again. We arrived to native music at the hotel at about 7pm. Unfortunately, there were 7 of us and we had to be in rooms with two people per room. I was the odd-woman-out so I stayed with a Korean Spanish-speaking girl, Violeta. She was such a sweetheart (and probably still is). It was a good time. She had a pink, Minnie Mouse PJ. Too sweet. We ate dinner at the hotel the first night. It was good! At every meal, there was a vegetarian option...and I was not the only one!!! We ate a salad while everyone else had chicken and potatoes, but I got over it!!! After chatting with my girls, we all went to bed as our wake up call was at 8am the next day! Saturday morning, we stayed in Tetoan. We visited the medina (oldest part of a city). It was a very crowded market place with a ton of little stands. Basically, everyone had a VERY tiny space in which to sell their goods. Walking through, we were stared at a TON. It was a huge culture shock just to see that no one uses stores or department stores, at that, to buy clothes, baskets, etc. It was quite embarassing being a group of 40 walking single file through the narrow streets. We also visited the Jewish sector of the town, where we found out that there ..." Read and see more at: http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/seharris/granada-2006/1142904600/tpod.html Photos from this trip: 1. "Classy Boat" 2. "Rock of..." 3. "La Medina" 4. "Arabic" 5. "Boarded Windows" 6. "Palace" 7. "Takin' a Break" 8. "Flag" 9. "Melissa....or is it?" 10. "Carpet" 11. "Mountains" 12. "women" 13. "Side of Road" 14. "Plaza de Toros" 15. "Tanger" 16. "Mosque" 17. "Sticks" 18. "Governer's House" 19. "The countryside" 20. "Meeting Oceans!!!" See this TripWow and more at http://tripwow.tripadvisor.com/tripwow/ta-00bb-bd6a-7814?ytv4=1