Hotel Atlas Chefchaouen
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... to a big one predominantly in yellow with wrought iron balustrading (the artist is posing in front of it), but unfortunately, it was too big to fit into our suitcase!
Not far from the kasbah, there was a pizzeria (voted #1 in trip advisor) - the Mandala Pizzeria. As we were both 'tagined' out, we headed there for lunch. I ordered a spaghetti napolitana and Chris, pasta fruits de mer. We shared a tuna salad, (MAD155 A$21) in total. Chris' was one of the ...
... is one of the reasons why Chefchaouen became a backpacker haven! This is obviously not why we are here! We wanted to see it because it is blue and we have not seen a blue city since we were in Jodhpur in India. They painted their city blue because blue is supposed to repel mosquitoes. But Chefchaouen is blue for a completely different reason.
... checked our stamps and welcomed us to his country.
Once in Morocco territory we withdrew some more dirhams at the ATM which was open. Our research told us not to use ATMs if the bank isn't open as the ATM at times sucks in the card and asks you to contact the bank. We continued walking towards a huge number of old Mercedes Benz cars called Grand Taxis. We had done our research so we knew what to do here – bargain bargain bargain! We ...
... thought that cruising slowly might look suspicious and sped up. Further on still no sign of the missing riders - had they been caught by the drud barons? What to do turn back and risk being taken or soldier on to the authorities. By this time I had pulled up on the side of the road. Shortly after that a Mercedes van slid up beside me. 3 30 something year olds in the front. Window wind down ' did I need help?' 'No! Waiting for ...
... but sneak them some food under the table. I saw one kitten that looked like it was having trouble seeing and was very skinny, it broke my heart. Our girls at home are VERY SPOILED!
Tomorrow we meet Ahmed and drive to Fes which has one of the best preserved old medinas (Kasbah/old city center) and is a no car zone.
Time for a good nights sleep, I'm thinking there will probably be a sunrise call to prayer begining the days fast.
Life is good
A Salaam ...