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  • Place Mohamed V (Chefchaouen, Morocco)
    Place Mohamed V (Chefchaouen, Morocco)
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    Plaza Hauta

    by kit_mc Updated Dec 4, 2006

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    Plaza Hauta

    Favorite thing: This small square is in the north west of the Medina. I wondered if maybe it might have some secret undiscovered perfect cafe away from the tourist centre. It's a pleasant enough square, though much more run down than the main areas and thus actually a bit difficult to photograph without showing the graffiti and some really ugly wheelie bins!

    A few tea houses line one side of the square. These seemed fairly empty during the day and so I cam back in the evening to see if the square was any livelier. To be honest, it was a bit livelier, in that the cafes were full of local men. The looks we got from locals suggested that this area is somewhere tourists normally go though, so we decided to make our way back to the main square and our favourite cafe there for a mint tea with heaps of sugar.

    When I took this photo it reminded me that I was spending too much time looking at the ground trying to avoid touts and that I should keep my eyes up, and look at the mountains!

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    Kasbah Gardens

    by kit_mc Written Dec 4, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Wandering round the Kasbah Gardens in the warmth of a shaded sun, being able to stop and take in the surroundings, as well as get views across the Medina from the top of the tower.

    This is one of the places where you can be outside, collect your thoughts, take your photos and just have some assured peace and quiet!

    The Kasbah is open daily until 6pm except Tuesday, and closed each day between 1pm and 3pm. Entry costs 10dh and includes entry to the Ethnographic Museum.

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    Beware Traffic!

    by kit_mc Written Nov 21, 2006

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    Chefchaouen 2006

    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!

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    Grand Mosque

    by kit_mc Written Dec 4, 2006

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    Chefchaouen Grand Mosque
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    Favorite thing: Somewhat dominating the large main square of Plaza Uta el-Hammam in the Medina, is the Grand Mosque. This mosque built in the 1400's has a pink and white octagonal tower visible from most parts of the Medina. Such a minaret isn't terribly common - you can become very used to rather plain minarets of white offset with green or yellow strips of patterns.

    A bird's eye view of the mosque can be had from the tower of the Kasbah next door, but this isn't terribly revealing. As with most mosques in Morocco this one is closed to non-Muslims, however, at the time of writing (Nov 2006) the mosque appeared to be closed to everyone, to allow for ongoing renovations.

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    The Weather

    by Redang Updated Apr 13, 2008

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    Favorite thing: It's always very useful to check the weather before a trip:
    - www.weather.com/outlook/travel/businesstraveler/local/MOXX0010
    - weather.yahoo.com/forecast/MOXX0010.html

    The webs are for Tetouan, but Chefchaouene is very close.

    How to transform from Fahrenheit to Celsius? Deduct 32, divide by 9 and multiply by 5.

    Example: 85 Fahrenheit, minus 32 = 53, divided by 9 = 5,89 by 5 = 29,4 Celsius.

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    General Info

    by Redang Written Apr 13, 2008

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    Place Mohamed V (Chefchaouen, Morocco)

    Favorite thing: * Tourism Office:
    30 Av. Mohammed V

    - Tel.: (+212) 39 96 19 15

    Useful websites:
    - www.tourismetangertetouan.com
    - www.estrechodegibraltar.com/chauen.htm
    - www.turismomarruecos.com
    - www.turismomarruecos.com/entrada/set.html
    - www.tourisme-marrocain.com
    - www.maroc.net
    - www.maroc.ma
    - www.tourism-in-morocco.com

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  • Inside the Kasbah

    by blint Written Jan 20, 2008

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    Fondest memory: The first time I went I went with a big group of friends and we decided to try and make out typical holiday snaps more interesting by doing silly poses. It made everything far more enjoyable. In the photos attached you can see us inside the Kasbah.

    All this fun for only a euro! The Kasbah is located in the main Square.

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    A very charming Rif town

    by Alice-Kees Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    One of Chefchaouen's back alleys

    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 caf├ęs, 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!

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  • blue sky ,green fields

    by micheloz Written Jun 26, 2008
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    Favorite thing: hi,i've been few times travelling casa-chaouen and around,there is a ctm bus at 4:00 pm.from casa, address rue leon african price 150dh.you get to tatouan then taxi to reach chaouen 2hrs.price about 300dh.

    Fondest memory: very blue sky ,peace,mountains tracking and green fields.

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  • blue sky ,green fields

    by micheloz Updated Jun 26, 2008
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    Favorite thing: hi,i've been few times travelling casa-chaouen and around,there is a ctm bus at 4:00 pm.from casa, address rue leon african price 150dh.you get to tatouan then taxi to reach chaouen 2hrs.price about 300dh.

    Fondest memory: very blue sky ,peace,mountains tracking and green fields.

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  • blue sky ,green fields

    by micheloz Written Jun 26, 2008
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    Favorite thing: hi,i've been few times travelling casa-chaouen and around,there is a ctm bus at 4:00 pm.from casa, address rue leon african price 150dh.you get to tatouan then taxi to reach chaouen 2hrs.price about 300dh.

    Fondest memory: very blue sky ,peace,mountains tracking and green fields.

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  • blue sky ,green fields

    by michelito Written Jun 26, 2008
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    Favorite thing: hi,i've been so' many times in casa-chaouen ,there is in casa :rue leon african ctm garage a bus 4:00pm.price 150dh.about 5hrs.you get to tatouan bus station then you get taxi to reach chaouen 2hrs.price around 250dh.

    Fondest memory: blue sky,tracking,green fields

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    Elections board

    by johnsakura Updated Aug 13, 2003

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    Chefchaouene morocco

    Favorite thing: this are the squares drawn on the walls in which moroccons put the votes for the city mayors elections.

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    August flags

    by johnsakura Written Aug 13, 2003

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    Chefchaouene morocco

    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.

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