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Favorite thing: The streets of the Medina are thin, windy and steep and don't really lend themselves to motorised transport, so you'll often find that you're throwing yourself against a wall to avoid a donkey weighed down with virtually anything. I think this one was delivering large gas canisters. It can be quite a surprise just how quietly donkey and owner can creep up behind you unheard!
While it can be a bit sad to see these animals so burdened down, I have to say that in Chefchaouen they looked a lot healthier than donkeys I'd seen elsewhere in Morocco.
Keep an eye out where you're stepping in the Medina too. Donkeys don't tend to give much warning when they need the toilet!
Written Nov 21, 2006
Favorite thing: Chefchaouene is a delightful town in the Rif Mountains. It seems to attract a lot of travellers. It's not too big a town with a relaxing atmosphere and its people are friendly and at ease compared to Tetouan and Tangier.
The medina is small so it's difficult to get lost here. Houses are painted blinding white with blue accents. Well worth a visit is the old kasbah which gives access to a cool and peaceful garden with refreshing water bassins.
There's not a great lot of other thing to do than walking through the Medina, do some shopping and drink tea in one of the many cafés, which makes this place ideal as a full day stopover on your itinerary.
Here's a good TIP that may be useful when wandering around the old town. Dead end streets are painted blue!
Updated Jul 28, 2004
Favorite thing: during summer to celebrate both the kings festival and the emigrants visit, Morocco is spread all over with moroccan flags, thousands of them in the streets.
Written Aug 13, 2003
Favorite thing: this are the squares drawn on the walls in which moroccons put the votes for the city mayors elections.
Updated Aug 13, 2003