Bslama, Morocco. ¡Hola España!
After nearly three fun-filled months in Morocco, we have made our way to Spain. After a great stay in Chefchaouen, we made our way further north to Tangier. Tangier´s history as an international zone is full of intrigue and interesting stories. We visited the American Legation Museum where we read letters to and from George Washington and the Sultan of Morocco, discussing the establishment of a relationship between the two countries. We also explored the kasbah and a museum with photos of Tangier´s fascinating past. Lexi and I were also able to take in a film on the life of Ben Barka, one of Morocco´s most prominent political players post-independence.
From Tangier, we hopped on the ferry to cross the Strait of Gibraltor and ventured on to Cordoba. The Arab influence in Andalucia provides a striking contrast between the European and Moroccan cultures. Churches that were once turned into mosques are now returned to churches, but the cultural and architectural impact of an Arab past lives on.
Enjoy the photos!