Tangier Warnings or Dangers
Tangier is an ancient city near the Strait of Gibraltar, a key point for entering the Mediterranean. Here are tips on Tangier warnings or dangers.
Sales and con artists
In the tourist areas, watch out for con artists. There are many fake guides around who will take your money and may leave you stranded in a bad place. Only hire guides from hotels or travel agencies in the area. Note that vendors can be very aggressive. Pickpockets are common in tourist areas as well. The best thing to do is to not carry any valuables and keep only a minimum of cash on hand.
Duty free shops
At duty-free shops, you can buy items without paying taxes. Be aware, though, that some duty-free shops advertise a certain price and then will change it when you try to make the purchase. Pay attention to the transaction and make sure you are not overcharged.
Be careful when crossing streets. Sometimes rather than actually stop at crosswalks to let pedestrians cross, drivers will simply try to avoid hitting the people crossing. Don’t assume they will stop just because they are supposed to. Also driving can be treacherous. There is little, if any, law enforcement.
If you get lost you may have a difficult time. Get with a group, or hire a legitimate guide to show you around.
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