Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Blue City Chefchaouen
Chefchaouen is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan and is noted for its blue-rinsed houses, a Jewish tradition.
There are a series of walkways behind the town leading into the mountains, which are shaped like the two horns of a goat, hence the name Chefchouen, a Berber word for goat. There is a large community wash station and other small grassy areas for picnics. The countryside is well-known for its kief and the area is one of the main sources of cannabis in Morocco; hashish is sold all over town. One day I went with Janene, a woman I met from Canada, to a house where a fellow gave us a little demo of how he processed some of his cannabis.
Posted by Nancy O.