Rapid Recap: where I review a trip in a quick blog 🙂
Morocco was my first ever trip to Africa! Obviously, I was more than thrilled before going. Not knowing what to expect at all, I was super excited.
Through a tour group, I visited Tangier and Chefchaouen, two cities in Northern Morocco. The short ferry ride from Tenerife, Spain was not too bad. BUT, the passport control/customs was a NIGHTMARE the moment we left the Spanish coast. It took over 4 hours total to board the ferry at all, get our passports stamped, get off the ferry, go through some more passport controls, and get onto the bus. Of course, it was for security, but the process was ridiculously unorganized and inefficient.
Our first stop was Tangier for 24 hours, and it was really great. We rode some camels, saw where the Mediterranean Sea met the Atlantic Ocean, saw some cool caves, etc. But, the moment the sun set, it was just a bit scary as there was not one single woman on the street and walking through the market place was definitely an unsafe environment. So, although Tangier was beautiful, I would never recommend a tourist, especially a young woman, to visit alone. Go through a group like I did!
The next stop was Chefchaouen, or “The Blue City”. This city was BEAUTIFUL. If the name wasn’t a giveaway, everything is blue: the cars, the walls, the murals, etc. This city felt way safer than Tangier and was definitely more of the Morocco I imagined before I went. There was also an awesome hike up a mountain where you can see the entire city from above which was a stunning view.
Overall, my advice for anyone considering visiting these 2 cities in Morocco would be…
- Don’t go alone if you don’t know where you’re going! And even if you do, don’t go out alone at night!
- Ride a camel. 🙂
- Bring modest clothing.
- Try the food.
To see a video of my trip, click here. :)))