The second stop on our Northern Morocco roadtrip was Chefchaouen. Chefchaouen is definitely a darling of the people hear. Whenever people hear that we’ve visited, inevitably the response is some variation of “Oh, how beautiful,” or “What a wonderful city!”
Tucked away in the mountains, the small city is most famous for the winding, blue-painted streets of its old medina. They were painted blue by Jewish immigrants. Other than a few short treks, the best thing to do in Chefchaouen is to wander the streets and relax.
It’s relatively inexpensive and is a good place to buy a Berber rug or a hand-woven picnic blanket, in our case.
There is also a good assortment of dishware and the usual touristy trinkets
As you can see, Chefchaouen is also home to several glamourous feral cat models.
All is not glamorous in Chefchaouen however, there is still the day-to-day drama that exists elsewhere. We witnessed a minor physical scuffle between some local men over something. They were not happy with us photographing this, but I did manage to get a little photojournalistic proof.
Most of the local old men seem content to relax on a park bench and just enjoy life.
Our progress so far:
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