12.25.2014 – 12.31.2014
Marrakesh, Morocco: the Path to the Sahara Desert
I find Marrakesh quite boring and later realize it is just a spot in the Sahara Desert. I took a local bus trip around the city, which costs only $4 Dirham. I end up leaving Marrakesh early and take an 8-hour local train to Fes sitting in the second-class cart.
Fez, Morocco: The Leather Factory
Fez was the capital of the country for a few hundred years. My favorite part of my visit here is the hand-dying leather factory. It is a good one-hour walk from the Barcelo hotel to Medina.
Arabians still live an old-fashioned lifestyle with donkeys and horses as their primary source of transportation.
Chefchaouen, Morocco: The Blue City
Food Stall on the Road
Chefchaouen is another 5-hour CTM bus from Fes. Unpolluted green grass lines the road. I enjoy the view as I sit back and relax. I stop by a meat shop, where you can buy raw lamb meat for $20 Dirhams and take it to a cook to cook for you at a cost of $4 dirham (you then eat this on the road). I find this concept very interesting.
The town of Chefchaouen is super cute with blue houses on the mountains. It is a very artistic town with a good color combination that I just love. The hotel Dar Echaoeun is impressive with a nice view: it is also colorful with a decent terrace and yard. The only negative thing is the temperature which was so cold that I have resorted to wearing 4 layers of clothes.
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