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Wednesday, July 21, 1999
Chefchaouen, Morocco
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Chefchaouen, Morocco:
Latitude: 35° 10' 6" North
Longitude: 5° 15' 46" West
Altitude: 2044 feet
From Seattle: 6097 miles
Lodging: Friend / Family - Amy and Ted

Today's Travel:
Country: Morocco
Region: The Rif Mountains
Weather: Sunny

Available Photos:

Medina at dusk Outside Chefchaouen, Morocco

Medina at dusk Mosque Ruins, Outside Chefchaouen, Morocco

Amy Mosque Ruins, Outside Chefchaouen, Morocco

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 832
Linear Dist: 154811
Countries Visited: 60
Regions Visited: 237
More stats...
Hotels: 265
Friends / Family: 170
Camping: 118
Hostels: 217
Transit: 55
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 3117

Journal Entry:
Left Amy to get some work done (apparently Peace Corps didn't put her here to be my tour guide?!) I decided to be completely decadent and went on a quest for a shave. Finally found a barber who wasn't busy and didn't try to rip me off - 20 minutes later if not clean cut at least I'm clean shaven.

Spent some time wandering around the Ville Nouvelle and the Medina (ok, I got lost). Checked email again and then met up with Amy.

Hiked to ruins of a mosque on a hill east of town. The views down on the medina, the surrounding mountains, and the sunset - excellent. The Mosque doesn't appear to be that old, though only the minaret is still substantially there - and the view from the top is incredible. Back in the medina we stopped at the Parador hotel for a couple very expensive beers - pricey, but oh so delicious. We were going to make more tortillas and finish off the salsa in burritos, but our quest for beans failed. Still managed a delicious dinner - a repeat of last night's with the addition of Moroccan salad which Amy made.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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