Twinned with Ronda, in Malaga province, Chefchaouen (or Chauen as the Spaniards call it), is a small mountain village in northern Morocco. Its just 90 minutes or so from Tangier, so makes it a feasible short break from the western Costa del Sol. Rafa & I took the car over on the fast ferry from Tarifa and spent a couple of nights there. It is not unlike a small Andalucian village, like Frigiliana in the 50s.The village has been painting the houses of the old Medina blue since the 30s making for an interesting ambience. .
POST SCRIPT – SEPTEMBER 2011. Here is a piece by me that was published about the weekend.
To see more pictures from my trip to the village of Chaouen, click here.