Chefchaouen is easily the most beautiful place I have ever seen. It’s a city in the mountains of northern Morocco, and it’s known for its striking blue and white Medina and its marijuana fields. I didn’t get to see the marijuana, but I did see the Medina! It was amazing!
The north and south parts of Morocco were invaded by the Spanish, and the middle (where Rabat is) was invaded by the French. So in Chefchaouen, they speak Spanish! It was a relief from Arabic and French to be able to speak at least a little bit of Spanish! Our hotel was in the old Medina, which is where most of my pictures were taken.
There was a really cool tour guide in the museum inside the Kasbah (a castle built in 1471 as a way to fend off the Portuguese), and he politely forced me to interact with many of the exhibits. The photo of me sitting in the wedding ceremony box thing is one example. I have a shocked look on my face because after I sat in the box, he told me that it is a symbol that I will be getting married soon (similar to the woman who catches the bride’s bouquet at a wedding). The “artistic photo” was another one the tour guide forced me to take, grabbing my camera and telling me to put on my sunglasses and look at the top corner of that mirror. He was a hoot, lol!
It was a very long bus ride to and from Chefchaouen, but it was worth it! The city is so beautiful. It was a great weekend :)