9. Ceuta, on the North African coast

We crossed the Straight of Gibraltar on a ferry to visit and spend the night in Ceuta, a Spanish city in Morocco.

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Africa!
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A street in Ceuta. Gibraltar is visible in the distance.
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Churchfront on the square where our hotel was located.
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The streets seemed deserted; then we came upon some Carnaval revelers.
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OK.
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What the???? Oh, it's a funeral procession...for a fish (old Andalusian tradition marking the end of Carnaval). The mourners' wails are very convincing.
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Looks like it will be a cremation.
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Yep. Then came fireworks!
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Frank and Fran on the balcony of our hotel room. The Murallas Reales (royal siege walls/ramparts) in the background.