CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO: EVERYTHING IS BLUE

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CHEFCHAOUEN, MOROCCO: EVERYTHING IS BLUE

Chefchaouen is a popular Moroccan tourist destination due to its proximity to Tangiers. It is named for the twin mountain peaks that overlook the town—its name translates roughly to “look at the horns.” Chefchaouen is notable not for its twin peaks but for another reason—everything is blue. And we mean pretty much everything.

In a tradition started by Jewish settlers in the 1930s, practically every house and building in the entire town is painted in various shades of light blue and it’s not uncommon to see residents outside with paintbrushes, touching up the blue on their houses.

It’s a fairly tiny town, where most roads lead to the Central Plaza or Plaza Uta el-Hammam. The region is also one of the chief producers of cannabis in Morocco—how many more reasons do you need to visit this incredible place?

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