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Medina of Tangier

Listed under Markets in Tangier, Morocco.

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American expats Paul Bowles and William Burroughs may no longer be on the prowl, but the narrow alleys of the Tangier medina feel just as gloriously grimy and hopelessly hash-laced. Glue-sniffing kids lurk past pushy medina touts, while fresh-off-the-ferry tourists sip mint tea at the old cruising spots of literary giants. Tangier’s proximity to Europe has long left it open to all sorts of Western influence—much of it nefarious. I didn’t feel unsafe anywhere in Morocco—except the dark backalleys of the Tangier medina.

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Written by  Lauren Quinn.

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