I headed to the Chaouen from Fez by bus with a Korean woman I met in the Sahara Desert tour.
Chaouen is famous for the town surrounded with blue buildings. I’ve dreamed of visiting here since I saw the picture in a book.
As we were waiting at the bus stop, I met a Japanese couple. We naturally started talking to each other. What’s more, I met other Japanese people from Osaka and Hokkaido in the bus.
We were excited talking about travelling! I think that people tend to be open-minded and talkative when travelling even though they are not so extrovert in their everyday lives.
About four hours later, we arrived in Chaouen. As I saw the blue buildings from a distance for the first time, I couldn’t stop being excited!
After we arrived at the hostel Dar Elrio, the friendly stuff welcomed us and offered us some mint tea. Mint tea is one of specialties in Morocco. It’s not exaggerated to say that Moroccan people drink mint tea all day. We drunk it on the terrace enjoying the beautiful blue view.
The fresh flavor of Mint
The fresh air on the terrace
The cute terrace of the hostel
The pretty town view before us
Each of them made us more comfortable and I felt like in a fairy world.
Then we went for lunch to Hammam square which is the center of Chaouen. Lots of restaurants down here and the place is packed with tourists.
I had an impression that Chaouen is more touristy than I expected.
Nowadays as many media feature this blue town, almost all everybody has seen this blue view some way or another.
After lunch, we walking around the town. The blue town view of Chaouen was so impressive that just walking was enough to enjoy.
As we were walking, we happened to meet the Spanish couple we met during the Sahara Desert tour. We hugged so excited to meet again. It’s so exciting to bump into travellers I’ve already met during the same trip.
Later, the other three Korean women joined us and we had a coffee break together. I ordered a small and cheap ice which is the cheapest of the cafe, as you know, I was travelling on budget.
I recharged myself with the small ice and talking with them to keep on exploring for the rest of the day.
After that, we went to see the Sunset together. As we arrived in the view spot, many people were already waiting to see the sunset before the sun set.
As it got darker, the light of the town was getting clearer.
The night view of Chaouen is breathtaking!
The blue buildings shine in the dark.
The Brathtaking scenery will surely stay printed in my memory for thousand more years.