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04/26/2018

Chefchaouen stole my heart

If you have ever searched Morocco on Instagram or Pinterest, you have undoubtedly seen photos of the washed out blue buildings and the majestic landscape inChefchaouen.Known as Morocco’s “Blue City,” Chefchaouen is hidden in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It is a small, conservative town that is a bit out of the way, but it’s well worth the visit beyond the travel must-sees of Marrakech and Fez.

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Chefchaouen was by far my favorite excursion for the semester. Our excursion to Chefchaouen started with a two-hour tour briefing the vast history of the unique town and exploring hidden finds.Though our excursion was plagued with heavy downpour, we soon found out that not even a little rain can ruin Chefchaouen’s unique charm. The town is unlike any other Moroccan city I’ve traveled to; Instead of vendors inviting you to their shops, you’ll find quiet men waiting for you to ask them about their handcrafted rugs. Streets are filled with locals enjoying their days and echoing laughter from children running around.Whether you are looking to brush up on your photography skills, looking for an afternoon hike, or just looking for a lax evening, Chefchaouen will leave anyone in awe.

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