Volubilis and Chefchaouen
Trip Start Aug 03, 2006
7Trip End Aug 29, 2006
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My last day in Meknes I took a day trip to Volubilis-site of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in Morocco. While on my way back to Moulay Idriss I had decided to see the countryside and see the people-it was really beautiful.
Chefchaouen is unique. In 1494, it became the home of Muslim and Jewish refugees escaping persecution in Granada. It was these refugees who built the whitewashed houses-who you will see in my pictures. Chefchaouen has a distinctive Hispanic flavour due to the occupation of the Spanish until it independance in 1956.
Chefchaouen in a wide valley within the Rif Mountains
My stay in Morocco is coming to an end. I had a wonderful journey here, I encountered so many nice people and a few annoying ones. I hope to return soon to visit the south and the Western Sahara.
I hope to be heading off to Tangier tomorrow.