Photographer's Guide | Chefchaouen, Morocco
I have a very long note in my iphone of places I want to visit. Countries, cities, hotels, restaurants and shops that I hope to someday see in person.
Chefchaouen has been at the top of that list for years.
I saw a photo of it once on Pinterest and have been forever enamored.
The city itself is very small so we were able to take a day trip from Tangier where we had based ourselves for a few days. We hired a guide for the day who drove us to and from, two hours each way, and dropped us on the outskirts of the city to wander for a couple of hours and to have lunch.
If you have ever been to the souk in Marrakech, the city center of Chefchaouen has a very similar vibe - stall after stall of Moroccan textiles, hand carved kitchen tools and hand woven rugs. A vendor adopted us and showed us around the city, taking us down this alley way and that to get the best angle of for photos. I could have followed him all day.
Every corner we turned, I gasped and grabbed my camera. It is such a magical and surreal place.