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Chefchaouen Kasbah

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  • Day21

    Blue walls, great views and ox penis

    December 21, 2016 in Morocco

    I'm just leaving the beautiful city of Chefchaouen, known for it's blue painted medina. It's a very photogenic place and it's also quite nice that the medina is equally set up for tourists and locals.

    It also turns out that Chefchaouen is the global capital for hash production and supplies most of Europe. The effect of this on the town seems strangely non-existent. E.g. there are no Mexican drug wars. The only downside is the rather persistent dealers, that and the odd person in the hostel who's been there a month and haven't moved, apart from to get more hash or possibly wash.

    Anyway, onto the click bait. Another guy and I decided to go out to a recommended restaurant. We look at the menu, and each line up a tasty tagine. We order to find out there is no tagine available, we try a second choice....not available. So we ask what is available and are given about 4 options, mostly offal , with one described as 'sinew'. Now I thought that this didn't sound appetising and that they were probably underselling it, so I asked for an explanation of what sinew is. The answer of ox penis took me by surprise. Maybe sinew is a better menu description after all! So my options are limited, apart from I can have any feasible organ availbale. I chose the ox penis with chick peas and can report it is both tasteless and texture less, it's kind of like eating a softer, flavourless wine gums. Not offensive, but not particularly desirable either. Anyway I'm of to Fes now, determined to get my tagine.
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  • Day27

    Blue City Morocco

    May 28 in Morocco

    Looking for ways to get out of the Fes Medina, today we drove 4 hours north from Fes to Chefchaouen to see the ‘Blue City’. Yup, it’s blue. And there is a Medina and there are people selling the same things as in Marrakech and Fes.

    What we did find though is that overall Chefchaouen was more calm and peaceful compared to our other stops. We had a nice lunch with views to the towering mountains above the town.Read more

  • Day7

    Another Day in Chefchaoen

    September 20 in Morocco

    Heute haben wir noch ein paar Bilder in der Stadt gemacht (Bild 1 + 2) und den Tag ansonsten eher ruhig angehen lassen, da Johanna krank geworden ist 😶. Deshalb musste ich mich heute leider ohne sie auf den Weg zum Aussichtspunkt für den Sonnenuntergang begeben. Begleitet haben mich drei weitere Personen, die wir hier im Hostel kennengelernt haben 😀. Schon auf dem Weg dorthin konnte man eine schöne Landschaft genießen (Bild 3) und der Panoramablick von oben bei Sonnenuntergang war selbstverständlich toll (Bild 4 + 5 + 6).Read more

  • Day6

    Chefchaoen - die blaue Stadt

    September 19 in Morocco

    Heute sind wir mit dem Bus 4,5 Stunden in die Stadt Chefchaoen gefahren und haben schon während der Fahrt schöne Bilder aus dem Bus heraus geschossen (Bild 1 + 2).
    Chefchaoen selbst ist vor allem bekannt für seine Farbe, hier ist nämlich so ziemlich alles blau! Die Wände, die Türen, ja sogar der Boden ist teilweise mit blauer Farbe bedeckt! Der Grund dafür ist nicht ganz klar, eine der Geschichten lautet jedoch, dass die Farbe vor bösen Blicken schützen soll.
    Wie immer gibt es auch hier wieder jede Menge kleiner Gassen, wobei die Stimmung hier mit Abstand am entspanntesten ist! Man kann also ganz gemütlich durch die blauen Gänge schlendern und alle möglichen Läden bestaunen.
    Am Abend haben wir an einem der Stände den für diese Stadt bekannten Ziegenkäse + Oliven und Brot für insgesamt 3,50€ gekauft (Bild 6). Richtig lecker und super preiswert! 😍
    Den restlichen Tag haben wir mit der Planung der nächsten Tage verbracht...ich würde sagen gefühlte 5 Stunden, wobei wir bei unseren Familien um Rat gebeten haben 😂. Und nachdem eigentlich alle für Option A waren, haben wir uns nun für Option B entschieden 😁. Kurz zusammengefasst : Wir machen die Route Richtung Wüste, bei der wir alles selbst organisieren müssen anstatt eine organisierte Mehrtagestour von Marrakesch aus!
    Aber jetzt erstmal Chefchaoen genießen und den Rest buchen wir später.
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  • Day178

    Chefchaouen

    September 28, 2017 in Morocco

    6am start. Had left the hostel by 6.20 the sun wasn't up but lists of people were coming back from their morning prayer and people were sweeping the streets. We walked 4km to the bus stop through the old town which is disgusting lol
    It's a Less touristy area and the men are disgusting. They are legs ok?!?!
    On the way we bought croissants but the lady dropped the bag in custard which I didn't know so that all transferred over to my pants 😒
    Waited for the bus for 30 mins then got on. Will doesn't fit. It was bad. I felt so bad for him.
    It was a 4hr bus and I felt so sick for the first hour. The second hour I managed to sleep.
    We stopped for a wee break and I tried to have a vomit but for the first time, I failed.
    Getting a lot of air out through my burps made me feel a little better though.

    Back on the bus and I may have had another nap? Not actually sure.

    When we arrived in Chefchauen we had to walk up a steep mountain to reach the main part of the town.

    We are both so grossly underwhelmed by this place.
    There is lots of blue but not everything as advertised.
    We went to information and asked where the main blue area was and famous staircase bit.
    Found it. That was cool but took all of 5 minutes.
    The area it was in was definitely more blue but I just really didn't care. Woop dee doo.
    I don't like Morocco really. Neither of us do. It's a bore. Like if this is their best stuff...

    We walked past a kasbah (know idea what thatbis 😂) had drinks in a store and then went to the bus stop where we waited 3 hours for our bus to come 😂😂😂😂 so not worth it.
    Still glad I came. It's talked up so much I would feel regret if I hadn't seen for myself.
    I fed a cat some muffin and we slept on the benches.
    We used the toilet and both consider it possible we contracted hepatitis. It was a disgrace!!!!!!!!!!!
    It was like a garbage pit you had to wade through to reach the hole.

    On the bus I feel so sick like I need to vomit. I reckon im sick because the hygiene here is non existent. Last 2 toilets didn't have hand washing facilities.
    I just feel dirty.
    We are currently just over half way.
    There was a random stop though so ppl got off so now we have 2 seats each which is the best! And has really helped.

    We made another stop so everyone could go pray in the prayer rooms.

    Still on the bus. Cannot wait to be off!!!
    I need to eat but I am not hungry.

    Oh and I have a really big liquid filled blister on the ball of my right foot which is going to make our 4km walk home great... 🤗

    The bus is really cold.

    The walk was a challenge but we are home 😭😭😭😭🤗🤗🤗🤗 BED
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  • Day105

    Chechaouen

    April 4 in Morocco

    After faffing around in Mdiq and Tetouan trying to sort insurance one of our first tourist stops in Morocco was this amazing mountain town in the Riff, all painted blue and white, the blue apparently indicating the origin of the Jewish houses. We camped in the only grotty campsite at the top, which involved a walk into town where H got his first haircut.Read more

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