Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 16 // Chefchaouen (شَفشاوَن) // Tangier (طَنجة)

Sights (Chefchaouen)
Chefchaouen is a small town, but it's filled with wonderful souks and, as you saw, one of Moroco's most beautiful madinaat. Take advantage of the medina and stroll through the blue corridors, sip some mint tea, go shopping, and just relax.

A hand-woven rug, anyone?
c/o Tiger Lily Swimwear Blog
Stock up on some jewelry while you're there!
c/o Raquel Fernandes of Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini

Tangier: Background
We've finally reached the last city on our Morocco tour. Located at the Strait of Gibraltar, Tangier is a main entry point for Europeans (especially Spaniards) who come visit. Because of its prime location, it's an important Moroccan port city. Also, in 2015, it's hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, giving all you soccer (or "football") fans a great excuse to visit!

Transportation (ChefchaouenTangier)
As I said before, the ONCF does not run in Chefchaouen, so the bus is the only option. The CTM bus runs between Chefchaouen and Tangier, and it lasts three-to-four hours and costs about 45 dh. The bus that leaves at 3:15 is your best option, giving you a few extra hours in Chefchaouen!

Dar Bargach is a quaint bed and breakfast located in the medina. It offers a hearty breakfast, WiFi, accommodating owners, and a beautiful terrace overlooking Tangier for less than $25/person/night!

c/o Hostel Bookers
c/o TripAdvisor
Even the entrance is adorable!
c/o Dar Bargach

It'll be between 6:30 and 7:30 by the time you arrive in Tangier. With finding the hotel and filling out paperwork, it'll be 8:30 or 9:00 once you have "free" time. Grab some dinner at a local mata'am in the medina and rest up for tomorrow!

Vocabulary (French // Arabic // English)
  • un restaurant // mata'am (مَطعَم) // restaurant


  1. Ahhh I love this post! I'm studying Arabic too and am going to Morocco this summer! This post is getting me so excited and I love how you're also teaching little words and phrases in Arabic--that's so cute! xx

    <(") Hoda
    JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

  2. I'm hoping to study abroad this summer and this really fuels my travel lusts! Great post. I haven't thought much about Morocco, but this was good info to I'm know. And it IS so pretty!

  3. Oh my gosh this place looks gorgeous! I need to go here!

  4. What a Lovely place. I wish i could be there.

  5. This looks so gorgeous! I love all of the colorful tapestries and rugs.


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