Day 6 – 10th January 2017 – Fez to Chefchaouen

We left the hotel at 9am after breakfast in a minibus. The bus drove out of Fez and after about an hour’s drive we stopped overlooking a damn which is used to hold water for drinking. 

We drove on for another hour or so before stopping for a coffee at a service station. 

A bit further along the road we stopped to buy some fresh oranges – really sweet and very fresh. 

About three hours into the journey we stopped for some lunch in a motel type place – probably very busy in summer but a bit like a ghost town in January. 

We finally arrived at Chefchaouen at about 3pm and to our very nice hotel. (Intrepid usually use at least one boutique type hotel during a trip and this is clearly it. We’re just outside the old town and our room is in a small chalet so we also share a living area. The rooms are lovely and the showers promise to be warm. There are also great views over the old city.

After a short rest period we meet Mohammed for a walk around the Medina. The city inside the walls is beautiful and most of the houses are painted in blue and white which really makes an impressive sight. 

We were left to our own devices once in the main square and after wandering around for a bit and seeing all of the wares on offer we found a hotel in which to have a beer, before meeting the rest of the group for food.  The restaurant we were booked into was full so we were accommodated in the overflow area which is actually the owners lounge area!  The food was fresh and delicious and we left feeling full a sleepy so we walked back to the hotel for an early night. 

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