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I was gonna check out on the first night, and then I stayed for 2 more nights. Simply fantastic
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Traveling to me always means meeting the right people at the right place. Chefchoauen is the place where I don't know when I should leave, I just want to stay a little longer everyday. I met the first member of my new family at Fez. Both of us were indecisive of whether we should go to Chefchoauen or Meknes, and we kinda persuaded each other to go …
... interesting things, like the machinery they used to weave. We were also
told the reason the town was blue was in times where food preparation, in
particular involving fish, the blue colour was able to keep flies and
mosquitoes away from the food. Once our guide left us at the Kazbah, half of us
returned to the hotel from lunch so that we were ready for our Hammam. A Hammam
is a type of bath where you are scrubbed clean from tip to toe. When we got to
... of chlorine (silver ions used).
On a street corner very close to our riad, there hung a multitude of colourful, quirky beanies. They were irresistable. I had to look twice to find the person responsible for these crazy creations. In the tiniest, dark and dingy nook in the wall (I had to blink my eyes to adjust to the darkness), Mohammed (yes, that was his name), the 'hat man' appeared (see pics). Needless to say, his little nook was filled 'floor to ...
What a beautiful town. Hadn't seen much last night as we arrived after dark. Walked up to the Spanish Mosque perched on the mountainside overlooking the town. So green and rugged. We then walked through the town along very narrow streets with tiny shops and stalls selling anything you could want. Cathy and I ventured out on our own and Cath proved herself to be an expert haggler, getting the price for 2 sets of earrings down from 240 to 180 dirham, ...
... the Jews back in the fifteenth century, they ended up here. Chefchaouen was like a Jewish refugee camp and it is Jewish tradition to paint your house blue as a reminder that God is above you.....I guess if they had been exiled to Britain, they would have painted their houses grey!