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Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen November 16th 2017

Chefchaouen is a small village situated in the north of the country, between Fez and Tanger and which enormously makes speak about him. It should be said that Chefchaouen has the characteristic to be entirely painted in blue, an original idea from the women of the region. If the tourists are so in rush to visit Chefchaouen, it is not only for it's blue color painted everywhere, but also to consume a well known product of the area: the cannabis. The quality of hash in the city is legendary. Kif or Marijuana, sebsi or join, the reputation of the city is not anymore to make. Chefchaouen is maybe blue, but it has the green hand.... read more
Chefchaouen city
Blue arcade
Blue mosaics

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen May 17th 2017

Geo: 35.1716, -5.27069We awoke this morning to the "call to prayer", such a characteristic element of the Muslim world. We enjoyed a nice breakfast of bread, cheese, olives, jams, honey, crepes and coffee, prepared by our Riad host. We then met Morad for a nice, leisurely stroll of the Medina and old town of Chefchaouen. This beautiful, mountain-top city has many buildings which are painted blue, giving the town a cool and unique feel. Unlike places like Egypt, here the shopkeepers do not aggressively try to drag you into their shops, and our walk through the city is most pleasant. We top for a coffee in a cafe on the main square, before heading out to drive back to Tangier.Upon arriving back in Tangier, Morad takes us to one of his favourite old restaurants, with all ... read more
Jim outside our hotel
Chefchaouen the "Blue Pearl"
A old way of washing clothes and rugs

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen May 4th 2017

We awoke (Spanish) early after our final night in Spain. We packed the final few things into our bags and then made our way to the port via a sandwich shop. We were able to pick up our pre-booked tickets for the 9am ferry to Morocco without any issues so that left us with about an hour to wait until we could board the ferry. We arrived into the old port of Tangiers about an hour after we departed Tarifa. The journey was calm and, surprisingly, the ferry appeared to be mostly full of day trippers. We were planning to take a grand taxi from Tangiers to Chefchaouen, our first destination in Morocco, and had read that organising one could be quite a full on experience so had spent time researching prices, things to confirm and ... read more
Dam between Tangiers and Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen
Chefchouen street

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen October 20th 2016

Dnes jsme nasim koukanim opotrebovali modre steny Chefchauenu. Cesta tam byla trochu dlouha, cca 4 hodiny, a samotna medina je celkem mala, ale jinak slo o moc hezky zazitek. Z jakehosi duvodu totiz doslova vsechny steny maji modrou barvu, nekdy s bilymi vrsky. A jeden mistni excentrik mel barak fialovy (predstavuji si, ze ho od te doby nikdo na ulici nezdravi). Oproti Fesu tu byly urcite nizsi ceny a celkove mi tu prisli i milejsi lide. Jen deti, ktere z nas mely povyrazeni jinak standardniho dne, me trochu zklamaly svou jedinou naucenou anglickou frazi "no photo". I kdyz jsme je fotit nechteli. Takze to trochu z jejich strany vyznelo zbytecne neprijemne. Dali jsme si jidlo, navstivili par kramku a prosmejdili co nejvice zakouti, abychom proste meli vyfocene ty nejhezci modre dvere, ktere vsichni na Facebooku lajknou. ... read more
A pro změnu modré zákoutí
A pro další změnu modrá stěna
A nakonec i barák v nečekaném odstínu modré

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen May 5th 2016

Day one started ok, we missed the 7:30 ferry which put us an hour behind, and I also went to the cinema the night before (Captain America, Civil war - really good film) so only had 5 hours of sleep, this meant i was starting to get very tired near the end of the day. Due to French non toll roads being though little villages and slow roads, when we reached a campsite we had only done 350 miles, and to top it off the campsite was shut! Another we passed was also shut, but luckily the third one was open. It was a well kept site and we were the only people on it. It was a municipal site with a swimming pool and sports centre next door, which tonight was host to a party ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen July 19th 2015

Arrived in the pretty mountain town of Chefchaouen after a 3 ½ hour bus journey from Fes. You know when you’re there as suddenly there is this blue painted town stretching up. Found another lovely little guest house where we were the only occupants. Beautiful town, most buildings are painted a sort of white wash blue, with blue front doors. After the relative quiet of the last couple of weeks we’re definitely back in tourist land. Every other shop is a gift shop. Took a lot of photos very quickly, it’s that kind of place. Early in the morning we walked out of town past the laundry area where the river is channeled and a there’s a purpose built washing area under shade with scrub boards and flowing water. When we walked up there were a ... read more
Streets
View from Spanish Mosque
Flower pots

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen June 25th 2015

After Assilah, we took a private taxi 3 hours east through the arid interior of Morocco, up into the hills to a small mountain village called Chefchaouen. The entirety of the tiny village, perched on the towering hills, is painted a pale shade of blue, leaving you with the impression that you are actually under the sea, rather than high in the mountains. Chefchaouen has many of the staples of a backpacking town – lots of small shops selling Moroccan handicrafts (mirrors, lanterns, carpets, homemade soaps, hand knit hats, etc), a multitude of restaurants vying for your business, and the usual backpacker types with flowy pants and prayer beads. It is also the “kif” capital of the world, a fact that the locals are very proud of, and liked to remind us of literally every few ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen October 4th 2014

Daytrip to Chefchaouen In this city all the houses are painted in blue color.... read more
on the way to Chefchaouen
Lac Sidi Chahed
Transport

Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen April 5th 2014

Day 6 and we are at last in Morocco! Uncle Ray picked up the tickets yesterday so we only had to get on to the ferry, which is more of a job than you think. First the tom tom tries to send you down a service area which is locked, and then when you enter the port there’s no sign for Tangier-Med only Ceuta and Tangier. We followed the signs for Tangier and joined a queue, which turned out to be for the wrong ferry company, who were 3 hours behind. Once through the check in, there are absolutely no signs for which ferry is where are what lane you should be parked in! But with bit of trial and error, we parked up in front of our ferry, just in time to watch all the ... read more
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Africa » Morocco » Tangier-Tétouan » Chefchaouen March 10th 2014

Week 2 Found the truck stop OK and met our fellow travellers, only four other motorhomes so quite a manageable group size. The ferry crossing from Algeciras to Tangier Med was very calm thank goodness. We managed to arrive in one piece and had completed our paperwork correctly – there is a lot of red tape as we had to re-register the motorhome for our stay as well as fill in our details on umpteen forms. The northern part of Morocco was quite a surprise as it is very mountainous and green! Our first stay was at Motril on the coast, the beach and promenade are quite pristine but the same can't be said for the campsite. It was absolutely packed with motorhomes on every available space, mostly from France, obviously no fire regulations here. From ... read more
Rif Mountains
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