Travel for 35 minutes across the Strait of Gibraltar and you enter a different world. You will step back in time in the souk, the crowded market in Tangier amid the hustle and bustle. Buy your spices and olives, drink mint tea and barter for that carpet or ceramic dish. The Minza hotel, a bastion of Imperialism, is a calming sanctuary for a cooling drink.
To really appreciate the charms of the city in a day, a guide will open many doors. Tangier had an intriguing past when it was an International Zone and a playground for eccentric millionaires such as Barbara Hutton the Woolworth heiress. Writers like Paul Bowles and Tennessee Williams lived there. The town is a place rich in colour, tradition and culture.