Day 8: Volubilis/Chefchaouen

Hello sweet peas,

Today we are leaving Fes and continuing north. We took a short car ride to Volubilis to see some Roman ruins. The UNESCO site was huge and for the measly price of 10 Dirhams (70p) each, it was well worth the visit. Literally everywhere we have stayed and visited so far has been uber cheap, even our flights weren’t that bad. And of course a little bargaining never hurt anyone but I leave that to Jordan because I’m hopeless. The ruins have been preserved really well; you could still see some of the detail on the stone carvings and parts of the mosaic floors were coloured and untouched. This is another hidden gem of history about Morocco and it is a definitely something to go visit.

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We continued our drive to Chefchaouen, the famous blue city of Morocco. We are staying in the new city which is less blue apart from our  deep blue accommodation, Casa Annasr. We stayed on the 5th floor which had a small terrace over looking the mountains which wasn’t such an eyesore. We arrived later than expected (6pm) so began a walk into the mountains but didn’t reach the waterfall as the sun began to set. It was still good to get out and about however at the moment I am unimpressed with Chefchaouen because it isn’t how I imagined. Perhaps visiting the medina in the morning will change my mind, or I might just be tired.

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I have begun to crave western food, especially a Pret sandwich. I didn’t think I would get bored of tagine but a pizza would be nice. We went out for dinner in the late evening however were unable to find anywhere doing food so we had some drinks and returned back to our room hungry. Ramadan strikes again. Apart from drinking and some snacks, Jordan and I have unintentionally fasted during our stay. The heat reduces hunger and nowhere is open during the day to buy food especially in non-tourist places like the majority we have been to.

Keep smiling,

Love Poppy x

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3 thoughts on “Day 8: Volubilis/Chefchaouen

  1. Sadie says:

    Sounds amazing Poppy! If your cravings for western food get too much, comfort yourself on the fact that I ate pizza for the first time in six months the other day. Best pizza of my life I’m sure; basically the longer you hold out the better it will be. Enjoy the rest of your trip and we’ll have to swap travel stories when we’re both back! Love from me and Bethan x

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