Morocco: Tangier and Chefchaouen (The Blue City)

Hi everyone,

I had such an amazing weekend. I went on a trip with CityLife to Morocco! I had my doubts and was skeptical at first, but it turn out to be an unforgettable experience. The worst part about the entire trip was the bus ride to the Tarifa, the southern tip of Spain, to get to the ferry port. It was a 10-hour ride, including two stops. We left Madrid at 10:30 PM and didn’t get there to the port until around 8:00 AM. The ride back wasn’t too bad since it wasn’t an overnight ride. Besides that, the trip was absolutely incredible. The ferry ride was very relaxing and so nice. It was my first time being on a boat. Honestly, I wouldn’t have dared to go to Morocco alone, so it was a great opportunity to get this experience.

The other international students were very nice and friendly, Jorge (CityLife chief coordinator) is always a great coordinator, the trip was very well-organized and Morocco was just phenomenal overall. We visited Tangier, a port city at the northernmost tip of Morocco and Africa, and Chefchaouen, a small town with most of its streets and houses dyed in blue, about 2 hours south of Tangier. We only had Friday and Saturday to explore each city, respectively, but it was still a decent amount of time to explore. The food was wonderful, the views were great and the shops around the town were plentiful and very cheap. I purchased a few really nice scarves for gifts, including a cashmere scarf for 20 euros, a camel wool scarf for 15 euros and a couple of other ones for cheaper. They are very beautiful and good quality. I also bought myself a leather weekend bag for 35 euros! I’ve always wanted one. It is great quality, fashionable and was incredibly inexpensive relati. I also bought a few other things at the local Moroccan goods store that we visited.

Enjoy the pictures!

Tangier

Chefchaouen

 

Pictures taken by Jorge of CityLife (copyrighted):

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