0335. Border Town (Mor 168--new)

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Next morning, I head out fairly early  for a good reason:  I’m going to leave Morocco—at least, for a few hours…

I catch a bus heading back up to Tetouan and from there I quickly catch another bus to Fnideq, the town that borders the Spanish colony of Ceuta.

The whole stretch from Tetouan to Fnideq is really being spruced up—it looks like they’re trying to compete with Spain’s Costa Del Sol, hoping to pull in a lot of high end summer beachgoers… I’ll have to explore this stretch later…

I reach Fnideq, which is itself being fixed up quite nice.  Back in the nineties, I don’t even remember their being much of anything here.  Next to the bus station there’s a nice clean market and a pedestrian walkway lined with sandwich shops… I decide to go ahead and take my video clip right along the shore and then hike the rest of the way to the border. 

It’s about noon and hundreds of folks are heading the other direction—carrying laundry detergent, diapers, paper towels, blankets—anything they can buy for a few cents less over in Ceuta and haul it down to resell… They all look pretty poor…

Finally I make it to the border and say goodbye to Morocco for a little bit…


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