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Tangier is Morocco | Anthony Bourdain

Anthony Bourdian chats with ex-pat Jonathan Dawson at Cafe Tingis

Anthony Bourdian chats with ex-pat Jonathan Dawson at Cafe Tingis- Photo Courtesy of CNN

“Tangier is Morocco, Always was Morocco. And recently the country’s leadership seems to have embraced it in all its ill-reputed glory. The days of predatory poets in search of literary inspiration and young flesh are probably over for good. Hippies can just as easily get their bong riffs in Portland or Peoria. But the good stuff, the real good stuff, the sounds and smells and the look of Tangier — what you see and hear when you lean out the window and take it all in — that’s here to stay.” – Anthony Bourdian

Looking at rug in the Medina

Looking at rug in the Medina – Photo Courtesy of CNN

In 2013 Anthony Bourdain dedicated an entire show of his series “Parts Unknown” to Tangier.  Typically Bourdain’s shows are dedicated to a country or region.  This time he focused on a city.   Bourdain is unlike most travel writers, which visit a destination with a pretense of what their experience will be, then find disappointment when it doesn’t manifest.  Bourdain embraced Tangier and discovered a lot of what really makes Tangier. “Tangier is one of the few places left in the world where, so long as you don’t proceed to robbery, violence, or some form of crude, antisocial behavior, you can do exactly what you want.”  read more here.

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