by Scott Miller
by Scott Miller............. ..............................by Kata
This blue town was definitely my favorite place in Morocco. It was much smaller in size compared to other cities I visited (Tanger, Fes, Marrakesh), less busy and the people were much friendlier. The mountain scenery was amazing. I could have staid here for 2 weeks if I had the time. From Tanger I took a shared taxi with other travelers who were going to the same direction. They take 6 travelers to each taxi. 2 on the front seat and 4 in the back. I would be lying if I said it wasn´t a long and hot ride sharing the back seat with 3 guys but apparently this is the best or only way to travel between these cities.
In total I spent 4 nights in Chefchaouen. You could wander around the pretty streets for ages. Shopping here was easier than in busier cities because the sellers weren´t as aggressive but then again the selection wasn´t as big. Apart from walking in the town we also went outside the town hiking to the mountains to find a place called God´s bridge and to the Spanish mosque along the side of the mountains and through the hash fields. Near God´s bridge I faced my fear of heights and jumped from a cliff. To a river. Apparently I´m not in a good enough shape to walk up and down the mountains. I´m also so clumsy that I´m surprised I even survived that hike alive. But it was so pretty in the mountains it was definitely worth it. In Chefchaouen I had my first Hamam experience. I went there early in the day and apart from me there was only the girl who scrubbed off a dozen layers of my skin. Hamam was weirdly not weird at all if it makes sense. And very relaxing.