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Europe » Spain » Ceuta & Melilla » Ceuta April 10th 2019

A taxi from Tangier to the border with Ceuta cost us €40 and saved all the hassle of getting ourselves to the bus station then waiting around. We were happy that it represented good value and gave us the chance to ride for an hour or so in a clapped out old Merc along gorgeous coastal roads. Ceuta itself is something of a curiosity. The taxi dropped us off at the border where we somehow managed to walk straight past the Moroccan immigration officials and were turned back before the Spanish ones as our passports hadn't been stamped. That meant a walk back along a long corridor to rectify the situation. It was a Sunday so the border was mercifully quiet. We had expected to see crowds of people, and little old ladies shuttling goods back ... read more

Europe » Spain » Ceuta & Melilla » Ceuta October 17th 2008

There comes a time in every adventurers experience when they have the opportunity to do something out of their range. For a cruise ship aficionado for instance, this might take the form of a jungle trek when at a port of call. For me, as a usual die-hard budget backpacker, this would mean simply breaking into a higher budget class. In December of 2005, as I read my books for Spain and Morocco I noticed that the tiny port of Ceuta, a Spanish enclave on the north coast of Africa, offered a peculiar transportation option. Ceuta is particularly well serviced by ferries and acts as one of the major points of entry into Morocco for overland visitors, second only to Tangier. The ferries mostly launch from Algeciras in Spain, but I noticed for one hundred ... read more

Europe » Spain » Ceuta & Melilla » Ceuta January 3rd 2008

Okay ... just a quick note to tell you we made it to Gibraltar! The Rock! Well, we knew we were only 45min away by bus, so we're up at 9am and we went to Gibraltar! Madrid had makeets (fictional) now we see Gibralter has macacs (true) ! Gibralter - A British military post grabbed in a treaty agreement in 1713. The Spanish, understandably, aren't happy about it and delibrately clog the border and make phone communication difficult. But the view and the lure of an English ale and pub grub is strong (and palatable). Since it's only a 45min bus ride away...we're up for it!! Wake at 9am and by 930 we're on our way. Now, keeping in mind our non-negotiable train to Cordoba then Madrid is at 3pm from Algeciras. Grab a taxi to ... read more

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