Day Trips to Africa
So what can you do when the skies are overcast and the water is of the heavenly, and not the swimming, kind? The answer is, plenty. And, believe it or not, the rain does sometimes make for a welcome break following months of sunshine and soaring temperatures.
It’s the weekend, you rise from bed and you open the curtains only to be greeted with wet streets and overcast skies. That game of golf is now out of the question. So what to do? Well, why not visit another continent for the day? Just because it’s raining in southern Spain doesn’t necessarily mean it’s raining in northern Africa. Jump in the car and take a trip to Algeciras, Gibraltar or Tarifa. A 30-minute ferry ride later and you’re on a different continent, soaking up the exotic sights and delicious aromas of a completely divergent culture in the Moroccan city of Tangier. Spend the day exploring the maze of streets, souks and bazaars before making your way back to Europe for a rejuvenating gin tonic before dinner.
Alternatively, you could visit one of Spain's two outposts in northern Africa: Ceuta, accessible by ferry via Algeciras; or Melilla, with both ferry and air links from Málaga city.