Chefchaouen

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… translates as ‘the blue pearl’ …

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… an old Berber town perched in the
Rif Mountains in the northwest of Morocco …

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… there are numerous explanations why it is blue –
represents the blue sea,
scares away the mosquitoes,
painted by the Jews escaping the Spanish Inquisition
but no one really seems to know why …

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… whatever the reason
it is a beautiful and magical place to visit …

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… set within a stunning landscape …

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… and so much greener than I had imagined
but maybe that was because of the time of year …

 

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~ by marysia on 18 May 2018.

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