Tangier is an international crossroads. Physically in Africa with cultural ties to Spain and the Middle East, itÃÂ¿s perched where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean overlooking the Straits of Gibraltar. Over time, Tangier has beckoned notables from Matisse to William Burroughs who come seeking details in painted doors, decorated gates, and colorful minarets. Herbs scent the SultanÃÂ¿s Garden nearby the eerie silence and white columns of the famous Casbah. It pays to have street smarts when navigating the twisty alleyways to the American Legation or Forbes Collection. At Grand or Petit Socco, a strangerÃÂ¿s smile over mint tea could mean "hello" or "hustle."