Also know as the blue city, is one of the prettiest towns in Morocco. Chef has been on my bucket list for so long and reaching Chef was not easy given the time I had in hand. There are few ways you can reach Chef. You cAn either take a train from Marakkesh or drive from Casablanca. We did the later one. This indigo washed mountain town is a separate world of its own. Popularly a place for backpackers but it does offers some decent accommodations and food joints. I was drawn to this town for its picturesque beauty. Every corner is instagrammable in Chef with red-tiled roofs, bright-blue buildings and narrow lanes converging on busy Plaza . The other thing found in abundance here are cats. They are cute and adorable.
Located a few miles away from Tangier, on the Rif mountains, the town of Chefchaouen is as serene as its cerulean-hued buildings. You will be mesmerised by its majestic ancient buildings, which also gives you the opportunity to photograph plenty of this quiet and easy to explore destination! The air in Chefchaouen city seems to be a mix of aromatic spices such as clove, turmeric and cardamom.
Day 1 (Casablanca to Chefchaouen)I booked my flight on the Skyscanner website, which usually has the best prices for international flights. My flight was via Jeddah and I arrived in Casablanca at 8 30 am. My plan was to reach Chefchaouen (which is around 330 kms away) by afternoon on the same day. When I was planning my trip, Google showed that the journey takes 3.5 hours. But on day one, I realised that trusting Google on the streets of Morocco is not really a great idea. After getting used to driving on the other side of the road and a speeding ticket within 2 hours of taking the car, I reached Chefchaouen only by around 5 in the evening.
One of the many cities, there is a small city called Chefchaouen, "the blue city" as it is city coloured completely in different shades of blue. The people in the city are also very laid back, it is a little behind in development from the other cities, it does not have the hustle-bustle of the urban cities.Morocco, is a must visit country, it is a fusion of cultures, people are generous and kind, the tourist spots are beaming with the culture, especially the detailed work on the monuments. Food is different, not oily but filled with different spices which makes a long lasting impression.