Sunday, April 3, 2016


Photo taken by Judy

 Of course Morocco is more than the Sahara Desert. This is Chefchaoen, a city in the North end of the country, a few hours drive from Tangier.

It is a particularly picturesque town with blue walls. One explanation we got for this was the color acts as a mosquito repellent.  There was no danger in March: we found it quite cold, and fretted about not bringing enough warm clothes. Chefchaoen is relatively high altitude on a mountainside.

Our local guide, Achmed was equally picturesque wearing a white tunic, a red scarf and red fez cap. He claimed to have been a guide for the Obamas, and also featured in the Lonely Planet.