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TravelPod Member ReviewsDar Echchaouen Chefchaouen
Dar Echchaouen is truly a gem in Chefchaouen. It is located in an excellent spot, outside the medina and a short walk away from the Spanish Mosque. The conceriege however was cold, rude and unwelcoming. I would recommend the riad, just be warned!
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... Laaroussa had been a little relaxing oasis in the otherwise busy and chaotic medina. We were transferred to the bus station. May 1 is a public holiday (labour day). There were a few marches in the new town and some roads closed. The bus ride to Chefchaouen was long and winding - 4.5 hours. As the bus station was located at the bottom of the hill (the bus was already struggling to get there), we had to cab it uphill to the medina.
... Cueta to Chefchaouen is two and a half hours and we've been driving for over an hour). I love me some Moroccans but never ask how long something will take because it won't be close. Not even a little bit. But back to the subject at hand. We arrived late in Chefchaouen so we didn't have time for much besides eating dinner.
The next morning we (well, those of us who aren't lazy) woke up, had breakfast and were taken on a tour by some man. We actually still ...
... something because pretty much all of the food here is incredible. After dinner, we left the restaurant to find that the city had revived after getting some food and water. There were kids playing the streets, the shopkeepers were out, and everyone was a heck of a lot less hangry. We headed back to the hotel, where the manager warned us that we might hear drums in the wee hours of the morning as they celebrated the meal that Muslims traditionally eat before the first call ...
... houses and a couple of patches of green. It has a very different feel from the typical hamlets that I’m used to seeing here in Morocco—both the architecture and the green, tree covered landscape… almost reminds me of the isolated homes in the jungle mountains of Venezuela. I’m tempted to head down there for a closer look, but I know I really need to keep up the pace.
I continue on along the winding road. The weather is very ...
... appears around the bend surrounded by a sea of green. Here the houses are made of cinderblock unlike the earth and stone houses of the desert, so it doesn’t have that traditional feel, also, even in the village houses are a lot more spread apart, not clustered together fortress style. The thing that marks it as a "village" is the trademark mosque, the gathering point. ...