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Sunday, October 24, 1999
Ceuta, Spain to Tetouan, Morocco
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Tetouan, Morocco:
Latitude: 35° 31' 48" North
Longitude: 5° 17' 24" West
Altitude: 14 feet
From Seattle: 6075 miles
Lodging: Transit - Bus: Tetouan - Fès

Today's Travel:
Countries: Spain, Morocco
Regions: Spanish North Africa, The Rif Mountains
Route: Bus: Ceuta - Frontier; Taxi: Frontier - Tetouan
Path:Ceuta, Spain - Tetouan, Morocco
Linear:28 miles
Weather: Rain

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 927
Linear Dist: 178657
Countries Visited: 61
Regions Visited: 245
More stats...
Hotels: 288
Friends / Family: 224
Camping: 120
Hostels: 220
Transit: 61
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3357

Journal Entry:
Got up and tried to explore Ceuta, unfortunately everything is closed - it's Sunday. Ended up having lunch at Mc Donald's and getting back on the road. Pretty easy traveling really: caught a bus to the border, had no wait to get through, and quickly caught a grand taxi to Tetouan. By one o'clock we were in Tetouan.

I had been looking forward to exploring the medina - last time I was there everything was shut due to the king's funeral. Unfortunately there were torrential rains. Bought our bus tickets for the midnight bus (yep, another overnight bus) then ended up in a cafe waiting for the rain to stop. It didn't. Sometime around dusk the rain slackened to a drizzle and we set out for the medina, but didn't get very far into it before it started to rain again. Took shelter in a series of curio shops, but eventually ended up at another cafe. Three or four cafes later it was ten o'clock and we gave up and headed to the bus station.

The wait at the bus station was long. No matter where in the world you are, bus station always attract the biggest freaks available. In Tetouan it was sad there were at least three generations of glue glue-sniffers. From the eight or nine year old wild kids to the fifty year old man with so few brain cells left all he could do was stagger around. All of them obnoxious.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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