>>[QUOTE]Originally posted by Chris Scott:
>>[B]Any difference besides the obvious?
Hi !!! , Fuel is definitely cheaper in Melilla . (I think is by law 50% of the regular Spanish Price , which is 70 % of Uk price (hence petrol should be about .50(Eur) .33(UKP) . Diesel much more cheaper .
but -IMHO- the biggest difference is that in Melilla one is still in Spain -should something happen . In Melilla one can expect to find opperating Cashpoints , (probabbly even barclays!) , stardard shops with fixed-prices , official dealerships for most car brands , insurance ,photocopies , trolley-style Supermarkets , etc.. , and all this under the cover of pan-european GSM mobile (vodafone, et al ) ,cheapo calls to Europe ,Western Union moneytranfers , etc
My point is that should something happen (,
,any paper missing (i.e. a wrong vehicle registration paper , or missing insurance , or expired passport ) problems with papers , visa , one is still in Europe , to make arrangements , phone calls , send /receive faxes , insurance , or whatever .
My experience says that Ceuta /Melilla it is a 100 times better & safe place to stay , wait, or arrange anything than Nador / Tanger.
Same applies to Ceuta vs. Tanger.
Also , In my oppinion , I find Ceuta (Melilla) borders , less intimidatting than Nador /Tanger.Just a feeling .