Thursday, 21 February 2013

North of Morocco or the Wonderland ...

From Larache to Oujda, through Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen; northern Morocco is a veritable jewelry. In this quite region, seas and mountains seem to have been allied only to marvel us.

What could I say more on this region where different cultures are mixed making it good to live winter and summer. Northern Morocco has indeed keep track of his various occupations and you will easily find Hispanic, Berber and Andalusian influences interwoven into each other offering this charm that make ​​its uniqueness .

Tangier traditional  port has been replaced by one of the largest ports in Africa thereby facilitating intercontinental transit. Tangier is few miles away from Spain and surrounded by Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Al Hafa is one of the most iconic coffee shop in the city, perched on a hill facing the sea, at the nightfall we can see the lights emanating from Spain and the landscape is just wonderful.  

Chefchaouen is known for being one of the most peaceful city of the Kingdom. It is indeed a beautiful city where the blue of the medina melts in the natural green of the hills. Some would say that this quietness would come from the air perfumed by fields of hashish grown in the region, but all agree on the beauty of this part of the country.

On the left side you can see an overview of Tetouan taking from a mountain and the right side picture shows a part of Akchour valley...

On the Atlantic Ocean side, Assilah and Larache are the main spot to visit or even stop by. In a equal spirit and a similar style, these cities offer miles of virgin beaches of golden sand an amazing and very diversified flaura and fauna... 

The north of Morocco is a world of natural and well preserved beauty where civilizations have left their traces and marked the history of the region. No word is strong enough to describe the importance of these different cities in my eyes because despite its paradisiac natural aspects, loads of places and histories are still waiting to be discovered and seen. 

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