Morocco varies greatly region by region. In the north there is a greater Spanish influence felt. The city of Tangier, once an international zone, is unlike any other city in Morocco thanks to its historical situation.
Fisrt, i went to Tanger
Where is Tangier ?
Tangier is in northwestern Morocco on the Maghreb coast; the capital of the Tanger-Tetouan-Al Hoceima region, and the Tangier-Assilah prefecture of Morocco.
Guarding the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean off Cape Spartel, Tangier has for centuries been Europes’s gateway to Africa.
Things I did In Tangier:
- Explore the Tangier Kasbah
- See the Rock of Gibraltar from Bab Haha Gate
- Visit Musee de la Kasbah
- Sip Mint Tea at Cafe Baba’s in the Kasbah and discover the small cafe’s most famous customers.
- Go Shopping in the Souks
- Shop Up A Storm With a Private Tangier Shopping Guide
- Explore the Tangier Medina
- Soak up the Vibe at Gran Café de Paris
- Indulge at the Famous El Minzah Hotel
- Visit Cape Spartel and the Caves of Hercules
- Take a Camel Ride on Tangier Beach
- Enjoy Sidi Kacem Beach and Lunch at L’Ocean Restaurant
- Take a Day Trip from Tangier to Chefchaouen
where is chefchaouen ?
Chefchaouen, also known as Chaouen, is a city in northwest Morocco. It is the chief town of the province of the same name, and is noted for its buildings in shades of blue. Chefchaouen is situated just inland from Tangier and Tétouan.
Morocco’s Chefchaouen is as unique as it is beautiful. Tucked between peaks of the marijuana-laden Rif Mountains, the village crawls (often times, steeply) up a hillside and treats visitors to the land of one-thousand welcomes.
But, there is more to the town than the warm hospitality and Moroccan culinary delicacies like the delightfully colorful and flavorful Berber dishes of tagine, raisin-topped couscous, and cup fulls of sweet mint tea — there is the city itself which easily reaches its way into the hearts of travelers from every corner of the world.
Located in the northwest of the country, Chefchaouen is quite possibly the most photogenic place I have ever visited. Here, buildings are two-tone, powder blue on the bottom, white on the top.
Accents on buildings are an array of turquoise and aqua.