Escape of the Week: Walls of Chauen

Written by on June 23, 2011 in Africa, Destinations, Morocco - 2 Comments

Perhaps one of the most stunningly colored cities I have ever visited, Chefchauen, Morocco, provided me with a photo opp around every winding road, narrow alley and blue-walled building.

The entire medina is a refreshing bright blue stacked with white half-way up nearly every building’s wall. And then there are gorgeous splatters of color — souks with bright magenta leather sandals, electric turquoise wallets; scarves lining the walls; rich table cloths draped under plates of deep green salads and pink watermelon.

The day I spent wandering this city was my first in Morocco. I arrived via ferry from Tarifa, Spain to Tangier, Morocco, hopped a cab to the bus station and then hopped a locals bus (think rickety tin box with windows I thought would pop out) to Chefchauen.

I had heard about the magic of this city. How it enchants. Mesmerizes. It did just that for me as well.

I love this photo because the sun beaming in is just so, making every color just pop.

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Diana Edelman is a travel writer and expat currently residing in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is a former career breaker and long term solo traveler. Today, she helps promote responsible elephant tourism and is the co-founder of #RTTC, a weekly chat on Twitter focusing on responsible tourism. When she isn’t writing, Diana handles the PR and social media for Save Elephant Foundation, which runs the popular Elephant Nature Park. Her writing as appeared in About.com, Thought Catalog, The Huffington Post, Matador Network, Travel + Escape, Luna Luna, Vegas Seven, World Nomads, Viator, CheapOair, OneTravel and more.

2 Comments on " Escape of the Week: Walls of Chauen "

  1. Oneika the Traveller June 24, 2011 at 12:26 am · Reply

    I’ve been to Chefchauen twice and loved it! The blue is just so beautiful. I like it more than Marrakech.

    • The Adventures of D June 26, 2011 at 8:54 pm · Reply

      Thanks for the comment. I’ve been to Chefchaouen, Fez, Casa and Marrakech and my favorite was Chefchaouen! It really is beautiful!

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