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  1. Jonny Blair
    May 6, 2014

    Great story Talon, I haven’t yet been to Morocco and the ferry crossing sounds cool, thanks for sharing this so that others know the score.

    I have to ask, as I see your name come up in a lot of feeds these days, is Talon Windwalker your real name? If so, that’s one hell of a surname for a traveller! Born for it, I’d say.

    Safe travels. Jonny

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    • Talon Windwalker
      May 6, 2014

      Yep, that’s my real name! Wasn’t so much fun when Star Wars first came out, but other than that I love it.

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  2. Maddy @ I’m Not Home
    November 15, 2012

    Tigger – what a cutie!

    Glad they let you in, in the end. It’s always unnerving when someone official-looking has your passport and is talking about you in a language you don’t understand… phew!

    My dad caught this ferry in the 1970s btw. I should ask him about that one… I wonder if anything’s changed?

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    • Talon
      November 17, 2012

      It wouldn’t surprise me if nothing has changed. LOL It definitely doesn’t seem they have too tight of a border control, which is nice on one hand.

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  3. MyFamilyTravels
    November 14, 2012

    Border crossings are always a bit stressful but having this kind of knowledge beforehand is invaluable. We had to learn the hard way on our crossing from Ecuador into Peru. Thanks for the great info!

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    • Talon
      November 17, 2012

      Hmm. What trouble did you have? We went by bus, and it went without a hitch.

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  4. Linda
    November 13, 2012

    Having used that ferry once I can imagine how you felt! Oddly, I don’t remember much about the ferry itself (it was quite a few years back now) but one of the things I remember is, arriving to Algeciras by road, we were constantly amazed by the cars around us which were over-laden with goods. Families returning to Morocco with everything but the kitchen sink! Made the meaning of that phrase come true! I never would have thought it possible to cram so much onto a roof rack!

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    • Talon
      November 13, 2012

      They definitely can pack a vehicle!

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  5. Tom @ Waegook Tom
    November 13, 2012

    Oooh now this is an adventure! Glad that you gents managed to get it sorted out without any more wildly gesticulating limbs being thrown into the mix – it sounds like someone was about to lose an eye!

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    • Talon
      November 13, 2012

      Thankfully, no eyes were lost in this adventure. And no nose broken. LOL

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  6. Beth B
    November 12, 2012

    Tigger is such a good sport. I liked the part where he tried to help you hold the paper farther.

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    • Talon
      November 13, 2012

      He likes to be helpful. LOL

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  7. Annie Andre
    November 12, 2012

    Love the story. How fricken stressfull especially when you have a kid with you. and . I laughed out loud when you wrote “HELL NO”.
    I’m just dying to go to Morocco. We’ve made plans to go twice now and both times our plans got axed.

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    • Talon
      November 12, 2012

      Yes, especially after about 11 hours of travel already behind us. Ugh. I’m just glad it was relatively easily resolved.

      Morocco is such a great place to visit. AFAIC, it’s one of the places you just have to experience before you die. Every town is a like a completely different world.

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  8. Talon
    November 12, 2012

    That stinks!

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  9. Melissa – The Mellyboo Project
    November 12, 2012

    Ugh! I hate when border officials just make it difficult for you! Glad to hear you guys finally got through without too much hassle.

    I got into a little tiff at the Botswana- Zimbabwe border when the Zimbabwean officials wouldn’t give me a multiple entry. I really wanted to go to Zambia to do the microlight flight over Vic Falls (cause they no longer run it out of the Zim side) – but I guess Zim doesn’t allow Canadians to get multiple entry visas… which is xenophobic, iMO! 😛

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  10. Crystal
    November 12, 2012

    Whew! What an adventure! I am exhausted for you just reading it. 🙂

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    • Talon
      November 12, 2012

      I don’t think I’ve fallen asleep so fast in quite a long time. LOL

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  11. Sonia
    November 12, 2012

    I would have been so nervous but I am glad the ordeal is over with. I can’t imagine what would have happened if you would have continued without getting your passport stamp. You and Tigger are such troopers.

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    • Talon
      November 12, 2012

      I was just concerned we’d have to go back to Spain and wait until the next day, a very costly and incredibly exhausting proposition. I was so relieved they were able to get us stamped. There was no way I was entering without it even if they had said yes. At least not without something official in writing.

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  12. Talon
    November 12, 2012

    Thanks! It most definitely was!

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  13. Jessica
    November 12, 2012

    What an adventure! Loved reading it!

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