Chefchaouen

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Livestock Grazing  by the Roadside

Livestock Grazing by the Roadside

We left the coast and drove inland into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen.  It was a pretty drive, once or twice we had to slow down because there was livestock in the road.

The Road To Chefchaouen

The Road To Chefchaouen

The Road To Chefchaouen

The Road To Chefchaouen

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Chefchaouen was a town in the Rif Mountains and the area was one of the main producers of hashish. The town was a major tourist attraction, the houses in the old part of the town were all painted blue. Our campsite was up a steep hill overlooking the old town. In spite of being in the mountains, it was extremely hot, reaching 31° in the afternoon sun. It was a bit cooler at night, we were able to sleep with the door and all the windows open. Hamid, our guide, cooked supper for us all on his field kitchen – pieces of chicken on the bone cooked in a pot with vegetables and lemons. A juicy water melon to follow. It was delicious.
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The following evening we walked into town for a meal. We had various tapas with bread and olives, followed by huge plates of salad. Marion had goat for a main, others had what was described as “wild chicken” and the less adventurous chose shrimp cooked in garlic. Desert was a delicious creamy yoghurt flavoured with almonds and topped with date syrup. We were all full by then but still they brought out a plate of melon, followed by herb tea and three different types of homemade biscuits. The cost? 90Dh = £7. One of our party felt the meal was a bit expensive – he was serious!
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Marion and Tony with their NBFs

Marion and Tony with their NBFs

Marion had goat cooked with prunes

Marion had goat cooked with prunes

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