Hanging around Tangier

Friday, November 15, 2013 @ 05:46 pm from Morocco Morocco
Day 142

After dinner last night I started to feel the onset of a sore throat. I went to bed but was tossing and turning all night. I finally got up around 9am and ate a quick breakfast. I was content with not really doing much today so my body could fight the sore throat. Fortunately my throat doesn't feel as bad but I've got a bit of a headache now.

I worked on ClearCheckbook until about 11 then went out to find some food. I had passed by a place the other day that looked pretty busy and the prices were pretty reasonable so I went in there for lunch. They had a chicken couscous dish as the daily special so I ordered that. It came in a tajine and was served with some chicken broth that you ladle over the couscous/veggie/chicken mixture. They also gave me some kind of really thin yogurt in a glass and a little olive salad. I'm still not huge on olives so I didn't try that. The yogurt drink was alright, but a little sour for my tastes.

I went to various areas and read and relaxed for the next couple of hours. I'd alternate between sitting in the sun, the shade, and various sitting areas around town. By about 3:30 I knew I wanted to start my journey back to the hotel. I swung by a little bakery and got some kind of sweet roll for tomorrow's breakfast then went and picked up some more apples before swinging by a pizza place I read about online.

The pizza was alright, but not for the price. It'll be nice to get back to Spain where I have a wider variety of food choices and a kitchen to make what I want. I think that's part of the reason I'm getting a little sick... lack of healthy food for the last week.

The forecast for tomorrow is calling for a little bit of rain so we'll see how that plays out. I still might try to do a little souvenir shopping too. The only downside is that I'll have to carry anything I buy with me for the next month since shipping costs are so outrageous.

Where this entry was written:

Where I've been:

Good Evening… Planet Earth
All the countries I visited on this trip (in yellow).

What's this about?

Traveling is something I've loved doing for as long as I can remember. I've been lucky enough to travel out of the US a few times but never longer than 2 weeks at a time. I decided that I should go see the world and experience all it has to offer. I booked a one-way ticket to Dublin, Ireland to depart on June 26, 2013. After I get to Europe I'll let serendipity take hold and see where I end up. No schedules and no itinerary… just go with the flow. That's as close to a plan as I'm making.

Who am I?

My name's Brandon O'Brien and I'm a travelholic. Before this journey I've been to 11 countries and put over 17,500 miles on various motorcycle trips through the USA and Canada. I'm a self-employed web developer so I'm fortunate enough to be able to work anywhere there's an internet connection. That's what truly made this experience possible.


By Country

By Date

daily journal (174), spain (42), england (39), italy (17), ireland (16), brighton (16), barcelona (15), wales (15), newquay (12), seville (10), cardiff (9), morocco (8), france (8), paris (8), tangier (8), valencia (7), belgium (7), cordoba (7), scotland (6), naples (6), madrid (5), berlin (5), dublin (5), amsterdam (5), netherlands (5), germany (5), bruges (4), llandudno (4), lucca (4), cinque terre (4), edinburgh (4), bristol (4), kilkenny (4), brussels (3), dingle (3), galway (3), florence (3), riomaggiore (3), vienna (3), austria (3), york (3), birmingham (3), czech republic (3), prague (3), preparation (3), post trip (2), brecon beacons (2), snowdonia (2), llanberis (2), observations (2), doolin (2), gent (1), loch ness (1), bath (1), stats (1), USA (1), howth (1), malahide (1), ronda (1), bennettsbridge (1), blasket islands (1), tips (1), limerick (1), rome (1), inverness (1), london (1), herculaneum (1), pompeii (1), nairn (1), pisa (1), glenfiddich (1), glenlivet (1), highlands (1), st andrews (1), conwy (1), banksy (1), penarth (1), favorites (1)