Km traveled today/sum: 87 km / 7302 km
Sun shine, 26 degrees, highway
We packed the bikes, said good bye to Mark and Ann and drove off. On our way was the town of Taroudant. We had a brief look and took some pictures of the Town gate.
From here we drove through Agadir. The traffic reminded me a bit of India, everything goes and keep doing what you are you doing, don’t stop. We arrived at our accommodation unscathed, this time we’d booked an apartment where we could cook for ourselves and the bikes were securely parked.
After settling into the room, Sigrid …… jumped into the pool.
We didn’t have any particular aims, except to plan the last leg of our Morocco trip. But first, we had a look at the beach. Our accommodation was not too far from the beach, but the way to the beach was not very nice. There were some unused properties where the footpath ended and the lots were used as rubbish dump.
Anyway, the beach itself was quite nice. I think it might be a major vacation place for Moroccan families. There was also the opportunity to have a camel ride… since we already did that in the Sahara, we gave it a miss here.
During our walk, we found this nicely decorated mobile tower, it looks like a palm tree!
During our time in Agadir, we went shopping in a super market. To our surprise, you could buy rice and noodles in bulk and the same with the spices.
Here is Sigrid with our dinner, notice the bottle wine on the table. We stumbled across a bottle shop here in Agadier, how nice!
Our next town to visit is Essaouira, apparently the wind capital of Morocco. Apparently they have very nice seafront ramparts, some sort of fortress.
23/06/2019: Quled Aarfa
Km travelled today/sum: 218 km / 7215km
Sun shine, 22 degrees, Mountain road, highway
The Tiz N Test pass is a semi (in-)famous one lane road with mostly tar on it.
As we started though, the first part of the trip was on a road with a lane for each direction and great tarmac.
We passed a water reservoir and could see the start of the High Atlas.
Just after the reservour, the one lane road started. Again, I like these mountain ranges particular looking back at the road we just came from.
We noticed that the drivers were considerate and, if possible, they made space for us so we could stay on the tarmac. We really appreciated that, since the side didn’t have any guard rails and the gravel on the side was partially pretty rough. Eventually we made it to the pass without any problems.
The view was great, in the backgound (right side) you can see the Anti Atlas. After the pass, the road got worse, there were parts without any tarmec at all and riddled with potholes. Just as we were getting used to it a bit, we came around a corner and all of the sudden there was a newly laid road, one lane each direction!
The remaining ride to our accommodation was a breezer, except when we turned onto the last laneway. It was heavily corrugated and had corse pebbles. I guess this bit only lasted 1km, but we were happy when it stopped. When we arrived at the accommodation, I first parked my bike, then I tried to park Sigrid’s bike. Pressing the starter button resulted in a short clunck noise and then nothing. No display, no light and no starter motor. We pushed the bike into the accommodation, fearing the worst.
Off we go, I got the tool out and had a look. Turned out that the battery screw loosened through the bumpy road today. I was happy that it was such an easy fix. And the tools I got from Klaus were put to good use!
Here is a view into the court yard. During the conversation with Mark, our host, we realized that it was his birthday.
Some of Marks friends arrived in the evening, and after dinner we got invited to join the birthday round, with cake made by his wife Ann. Both were from Belgium and moved to Morocco three years ago, to fulfill their dream and run a hostel.
During the time we were celebrating, Diddle made another friend.
Tomorrow is an easy day. We have only 80km to Agadir, the road is a highway and the temperature will be below 30 degrees 😊
21-22 /06/2019: Marrakech
Km travelled today/sum: 198km / 6997km
Sun shine, 28 degrees, country road/mountain pass
We got up quite early to avoid the heat. Today we had 200km with a mountain pass, so we were not really sure how long it would take us.
The road was really good and there was hardly any traffic about that early. Here are some pictures from when we started to climb the High Atlas Mountains.
Can you can see the road we came from? There is a white car on it.
Here we are pretty close to the highest point, the landscape was just awesome.
View over the high Atlas Mountains
We arrived before it got too hot. We parked the bikes in the court yard and settled into the room. At night we had home cooked Tajine for dinner, yummy.
The next day we visited the ‘Jardin Majorelle’, a garden created by Jacques Majorelle, taking over 40 years to complete. To our surprise, there was a long queue, but there was shade, so it wasn’t too bad.
When we entered the garden, it felt like a different world. There were still plenty of people, but the surroundings had something calming, different from the hustle and bustle outside. Here are some pictures from the garden.
It took us a while to meander through the garden. From here we visited the Berber museum, unfortunately taking pictures was prohibited so you’ll have to visit it yourselves 😉. I think the explanations were quite interesting, however everything was in French, so there was a lot of guessing involved.
After the Berber museum we visited the ‘Koutoubia Mosque’. Why did we check it out? Legend has it that it is the mosque that had not been built correctly facing mecca. Hence it was flattened and rebuilt… Since we couldn’t enter the mosque as non-muslim, we walked around and took some pictures.
Our next point of interest was the ‘Sadiam Tombs, build in the late 1500’. The tombs hold the graves of the Sultans family and in the garden are the graves of servants. We were using google maps which showed us where the tomb was, but not the entry. Running around the tomb, we found two dutch girls, who had had the same problem, but asked a guy where the entry was. So we followed them past the many coffee shops surrounding us…
… and there it was! Finally! The Entry.
The walk way to the tomb itself was pretty narrow, but when you turned the corner, a lush shady green garden appeared.
There are three chambers all up and they are all impressive. This is the largest chamber, called the room with 12 columns. Here we are in front of the room.
The craftmanship for the wood, tiles and stucco work was amazing. Below some pictures trying to capture this amazing work.
After the tombs, we went home and got ready for an early departure tomorrow morning. We will go over the Tiz N Test pass, which will be the end of early starts, since the temperature on the other side of the high Atlas is said to be below 30 degrees.
Km travelled today/sum: 172 km / 6799km
Sun shine, 28 degrees, country road
The temperature in Quazazate, our next destination, should be below 30 degrees, so we could leave a bit later. Here is Sigrid in front of our accommodation.
It was an easy ride and we arrived just after lunch time. Ait Benhaddou, a famous fortified village, was another 15 minutes from Quazazate, so we opted to get there in the afternoon. This village was the backdrop for a lot of famous movies, for example: Laurance of Arabia, Indiana Jones, Gladiator and Games of Thrones. Here are some pictures of Ait Benhaddou and its surroundings.
View of the village
The view from the higher part of the town onto the buildings below
The nearby dunes from above
The bridge leading to the entrance of Ait Benhaddou
View through a hole in the defensive wall
To our surprise, there are still some families living here. This is one of the occupied houses, with a beautiful door and stained glass window. The dry river bed is used by the locals as a road.
On our way back we decided to stop at the ‘Atlas Studios’, one of the three film studios here.We learned that Quarzazate is called the ‘Little African Hollywood’. We tried to get a tour but we were too late, so we took some pictures from the outside.
This was a shot over the studio walls
Looks like a stage for an Egyptian movie!
In the town, we found this intreresting sculpture on a round about incorporating some film reels.
After a long day, we sat down and had dinner the restaurant in our hotel. It was opposite the bus terminal, so we had plenty of enterainment.
Tomorrow we will ride over the ‘Tiz n Tichka’ pass to Marrakkech, which would be the last place where we have to worry about the bike and high temperatures. The temperature at the coast beyond this should remain below 30 degrees.
Km travelled today/sum: 201km / 6627km
Sun shine, 38 degrees, country road
We got up really early to avoid the high temperature during the day, especially after my bike had the issues with heat some days earlier. So we packed before sunrise and started to ride during dusk. 200 km is not too much but, on the roads and with the traffic here, it can take up to 4 to 5 hours without any breaks. When we took off, the temperature was 26 degrees.
The roads lead us through the town gates, which look quite impressive, particular in the morning. They were also in good condition and easy to ride especially given the stunning views.
When we came over a mountain range, the landscape started to look like the Australian outback. At some stage we thought we were in Coober Pedy. Small earth mounds left and right of the road. It turned out that the people here were digging for fossils not opal, but it’s still quite similar! J
We noticed that the temperatures were varying drastically, depending on if we were in a valley close to a body of water (19degrees) or on a desert plain (30 degrees). Around the 30 degree mark I got a bit nervous, but the bike didn’t miss a beat. We arrived at our accommodation close to the Toudgha Gorge again very early. So we parked the bikes here, hopped onto Sigrid’s bike and went two-up to the Gorge.
We walked a bit along the gorge, took some pictures. As usual, it is hard to try to capture the real size and beauty of it. Behind Bjoern is a house build into the gorge, on the left picture you can hardly see it and zoomed in you get an idea of the sheer size of the cliff.
We had some lunch at a restaurant nearby and went back to our accommodation to settle into our room. The common area looked really nice and so did the pool and the rest of the outside area. Sigrid had to try the pool J
Our host gave us a small map of the surroundings to explore. So we had to cross the ‘river’ and walk through a nice green mountain trail. We evensaw some chipmunks, aren’t they cute?
And then we arrived at the Kashbah, an old uninhabited fortress. The French tried to build a road on this side causing the hill to collapse, so they decided to build the road on the other side of the mountain, which worked. It is the road we were arriving on. The people in the Kashbah felt it was a long way to the road which guaranteed supplies, so left this place and moved to the other side of the road. The new houses can be seen just behind the ruins. On our way back to the hotel was saw a donkey strolling through the bushes!
We also found a nice tiny lake with some fishes and a restaurant. If you didn’t know where to look for the pond, we would have missed it.
After our excursion, it was time for dinner. This time it was part of our accommodation deal J
We got more confident that my bike is reliable if the temperatures are below 30 degrees. So tomorrow we will have a look at ‘Ait Benhaddou’, an ancient village used as background for multiple Hollywood movies.
Km travelled today/sum: 96km / 6330km
Sun shine, 32 degrees, country road
We both didn’t sleep too well this night. Both of us were up really early, in anticipation of what would happen today. Here is the view from the roof top terrace at sunrise.
Some people on the way to work, on vehicles that work well in the heat..
My theory worked! Lower temperatures and the bike started. We arrived in Merzouga really early and relived, not getting stranded in the desert was fantastic. The bike worked without any problems. Our hosts were extremly nice and didn’t say a word about the fact that we were there that early (around 9AM), they just gave us the room. When we were sitting by the pool, Mohamed approached Sigrid. Via the intenet we had enquired about the desert camp with camel ride but mentioned that we had problems with the bike and didn’t know if we would make it. So when 2 bikes arived very early Mohamed assumed rightly that this must be us. We agreed on the price and paid for the camp. I took a picture of Mohamed and Sigrid. Looked like everything was working like a charm today!
The temperature during the day did go up to 41 degrees, so we were apprehensive about sleeping in the desert. Oh well, already booked now!
We were picked up around 6PM, when the temperature had cooled down a bit. Surprisingly as soon we were in the desert, there was a slight breeze, which made the whole experience quite nice. Some pictures from the camel ride in the desert.
Here our guide took a picture of us at sun set.
We were blown away when we arrive at our camp. Luxury pure! We had a double bed and our own bathroom with a toilet and shower. This was a better accommodation then we had in some cities!
We met a nice couple from Argentina, Yasminka & Rod. They were on a short holiday in Morocco before visiting their son in Switzerland. During the evening we talked a lot about their and our travel experiences. And after dinner there was a bonfire with Berber music, which included us dancing! We really enjoyed the day.
Next morning we had a look at the sunrise, which was not as pretty as our sunset, but the dunes with their shades still looked impressive.
After a great breakfast, we hopped into a 4WD and our driver showed us how driving in the desert is REALLY done J. Back at the accommodation, we were lingering around the pool the whole day, oh so nice. After dinner we had a last dip in the pool.
Tomorrow we would start really early again. We figured that we had until lunch time before the temperature would be over 30 degrees and we would need to cover a bit of over 200 km.
15-16/06/2019: Maison Vallée Du Ziz
Km travelled today/sum: 359km / 6226km
Sun shine, 35 degrees, country road
Okay, so we decided to do this whole riding in the desert thing. We live in Australia, how different can it be?
Off we went in the morning. We took a picture before we left Meknes through one narrow gate.
We crossed the High Atlas and on the other side of the mountain range, we could feel that we got closer to the desert. The landscape started to get even barer and the air got dry. The temperature was not too hot, around 28 degrees, which was still enjoyable with our gear on and the vents open. The landscape was just breathtaking. Here you can see the High Atlas on one side and in the far distance the Anti Atlas.
We arrived at a nice accomodation with pool. So the decision to stay here was easy, involving us bringing the luggage to our room and jumping straight into the pool. Nice and refreshing!
The accommodation was in the typical Moroccan style, all walls are tiled and there was even a small fountain in the middle of the entrance.
The next day we were aiming for Merzouga, the place where the street ends and the desert starts. The landscape didn’t get boring, but the temperature was rising.
We followed a river for a while, which felt unreal. As soon we came close to the river, the temperature dropped noticeably. You could see how the river had carved its way through the mountains over a long time.
As soon we left the river, the landscape became barren and the temperature started to rise.
At one stage we saw a huge body of water which turned out to be a giant water reservoir, so we stopped to take some pictures. The temperature was a bit higher by now, it must have been around 35 degrees.
When we took off again my bike started to stutter and to stall from time to time. It got more frequent so we decided to stop at the next petrol station, have a tea and park the bike in the shade.
My suspicion was that it had something to do with the temperature, since we experienced something similar in Australia with Sigrid’s F700GS. So after the tea was finished, we hopped on to the bikes again and everything was fine. Until… 12km later it started to act up again.
When the bike stalled, I had to put the neutral in, start the bike again, select the gear again and keep riding. In the beginning, it worked without me losing too much speed. We had only 100km to go, so I was hoping I could nurture the bike that far. After a while the bike was harder and harder to start. I told Sigrid the next accommodation would be ours and, as I looked up, there it was: a Riad just by the side of the road!
And it had pool! Bonus!
At this point the bike had stalled again and I couldn’t start it, so I rolled into the car park and there we stayed for the night. Lucky for us, they had a pool and Wi-Fi, so we found some forums and researched the problem. Turns out that this is a common problem for the F650, F700 and F800, easily solved by replacing the petrol pump. Well the next BMW dealer was 600 km away, in Marrakesh, so maybe not THAT easy. Since we had similar problems on Sigrid’s F700 on our last Queensland trip, I was hoping that the problem will just disappear when it gets cooler.
So the plan was, start riding with the sunrise and make the next 100km. If that went wrong, we could get stranded in the middle of a desert trying to organise something to get the bike towed or trucked to Marrakech… Adventure awaits!
Km travelled today/sum: 110 km / 5980km
Sun shine, 27 degrees, country road
Since the distance to Meknes was very short, we decided to ride along the more scenic road and pass the colourful mountain range again, which reminded us of the ‘Bad Lands’ in the USA. When we arrived there, the weather was unfortunately cloudy, so the beautiful colours didn’t show up as much as the first time.
We took some pictures of the moutain at a nice vantage point, which had some stalls selling some pottery. Suddenly a couple of kids with a donkey popped up, asking if I could take a picture of them. Sigrid warned me throught the helmet intercome, ‘as soon you take a picture, they’ll be asking for money’. I thought, I could control this. Well to be honest, they did ask. So Sigrid bribed them with the air ballons from her secret stash at her tank bag. But it got so caotic, they would like to have more and more. Eventually, after we handed out at least two for each, we hopped onto our bikes and drove off. Unfortunately I didn’t take a picture of the kids surrounding Sigrids bike 😅
After we refused to take some goat tracks suggested by the GPS, we ended up on another paved country road with beautiful views. Shortly after we turned onto that road, we arrived at the ruins. Looking at the lonely planet, I expected that the guides would jump onto us as soon we parked the bike.
This was far from the truth. First we had a tea and relaxed a bit before we entered the excavation side.
In the grounds we even found a guide who spoke (a bit) of English. Here are some pictures of buildings which are 2000 years old!
Imagine you leave your house as they are and revisit them again in the year 4000. I don’t think you would find anything left standing, this is an amazing testament to the quality of these buildings!
Here was the bath, Sigird and I were imaging how it would have been. The inner ring was for the masseur, so he/she didn’t get wet feet all the time!
These are the mosaics in a living room, they are 2000 years old! Amazing.
Some more pictures from the main street in Volubilis.
An overview of the roman empire, pretty impressive.
After all that culture we’re off to Meknes. This time we had a riad (moroccan hotel) at the Medina. We could park the bikes in front and could relax on the roof top.
The sunset in Meknes from the roof top.
Tomorrow we will head towards the desert. Looking at the temperatures we realised, as soon we pass over the high atlas, the temperature would rise into the forties. Should we really venture into the Sahara?
Km travelled today/sum: 212km / 5870km
Sun shine, 25 degrees, highway
We packed up and arrived in Fez easily. The traffic was not as bad as I thought. The drivers were chaotic, but they were looking out for each other. I think we learned a lot about driving without obvious rules in India and hence didn’t feel overwhelmed. After arriving at the GPS position, we called our host. She came down and opened the car park for us. This time there were no nasty surprises. The garage had no huge step to overcome, nor was it on a steep slope, just a normal underground carpark with plenty of space. So we settled into our room with a nice green balcony. Our hosts English was limited, but with Sigrid highschool French and her English it worked well. After a short time our host’s daughter arrived from work. She is a doctor doing her internship. She could speak English and German, all of the sudden we were overwhelmed with choice for communication options 😂
We asked her about Fez and the Medina and mentioned that after the experience in Tetouan, we were afraid to get lost in the even bigger Medina of Fez. She mentioned that her dad was a guide and she could ask him. That worked well for us, so we arranged to meet him tomorrow morning.
He picked us up around 10AM; we hopped into a petit taxi together and drove to a gate in the Medina.
No donkeys allowed here 😉
From here we started to walked through the narrow lane-ways when he showed us a ‘women’s window’. This window was build in the olden days so that women could look down to the street without being seen.
We walked along a small gate to other quarters where they sold clothes, bags and shoes.
Finally we ended up in the tannery. It was not busy, since it is not the season for tanning leather. But we learned that the troughs are owned by families and the troughs at the end were for camel leather, so they are bigger then the troughs at front, which are used for tanning sheep leather.
After the treatment, the leather is carried on donkeys back to the top of the hill, where it gets dried.
In the assortment on offer I found a nice belt. The workshop could add a thing or two to it within an hour. So we continued throught the medina and returned after an hour. On the left is the finished belt and on the right me saying “thank you” to the artist who’d done the work.
During the hour we passed an beautiful mosque, we could have a look from the outside, but as non belivers we couldn’t go in.
We also passed the oldest university in Morocco, where the scholars learned the Quran. Since it was not used anymore we could have a look. The inside was beautifully decorated, the carvings were amazing.
The scholars rooms were – I would say – basic. The best or richest scholars got a room with a window, and if you were really lucky, the window faced the courtyard.
From here we continued to an old ‘Motel’, where the caravan would rest. At the bottom was space for the animals and at the top the people were resting. At the side of the courtyard I discovered an ancient scale, nicely decorated.
On our way out, we came across a narrow lane-way and a donkey with some load was coming the other way. We took refuge at a door nearby.
We also found a real estate agent. Without our guide, we would never have figured that out. You are looking at his office, the keys are for the flats/houses to rent.
On our way out of the medina we passed through the wood craft, vegetables and chinaware markets as well as the butchers quarter.
Apparently in the Medina every trade has its quarters. All trades which are either messy or smelly are located close to the outside of the Medina, this is a good tip if you ever get lost in a Medina.
At the outskirt of the Medina our guide showed us a donkey park, where you park your donkey while shopping in the Medina.
From Medina we hopped into a taxi and drove to the palace. The King has a palace in each city, this is the one in Fez. Looks nice, but nothing exiting.
Behind the palace there was the Jewish quarter. You can see that the balcony and the windows are facing the street, where in the Arabic quarter the windows are facing the court yard. Most of the Jews left Morocco when Israel was founded. From the Jewish quarter there was another gate to the Medina.
This was the end of the guided tour and our guide said goodbye and we continued to a nice park nearby.
From there we walked back to our accommodation, which was not too far.
Tomorrow we will have a look at some ancient roman ruins, not too far from here.
Km travelled today/sum: 98km / 5658km
Sun shine, 25 degrees, country road
We got up early today even though our planned distance was relatively short because Google estimated more than 2 hours for the 100km! We found out that the concrete roads in Fnideq were… well… sort-off polished. They were shiny and slippery, to the point where when I hit the breaks a bit harder the ABS kicked in! After noticing this we took the corners really slow and everything worked out fine.
At a traffic light In Tetouan, the next town, a scooter rider started to talk to us. He told us that we were lucky to be in this town today, since there would be a Berber market, which only opened today! As luck would have it, he was even on the way there now. Since it was still early, we thought we’d take a look. So we followed our newly met guide and ended up in a parking lot where there was safe parking for our bikes and his scooter.
Our guide was born and raised in the Kashbah of Tetouan, but had a business in Spain and commutes between the two countries. He showed us where he grew up.
Sigrid and our guide
From here we followed him through the labyrinth of small streets. After a while I noticed that I wouldn’t have any idea on how to get out of there. He explained that we would just have to follow the gutter which has three stones and it would guide you to an exit. Right… He did know a lot of people and showed us a lot. How to determine if a house belongs to a Spanish, Jewish or Berber family, for example. There were tell-tale signs at the door. On the door you also see whether a family was rich or not. The tiles around the door frame give that away. After a while we came to the ‘street of one man’ which was a very narrow passage.
The street of one man
After walking a zigzag through the kaspbah, we ended up at the kings palace. The king has a pallace in each bigger city and resides there if he is in the city. In Tetouan there is even an annual banquet at the place, well in front of the palace, where all important people get invited.
The next stop was the tannery, he explained that there is hardly anything happening since the season is over. The tannery is mostly active during the winter month. Anyway, it was nice to have a look at it and the smell was bearable, I Imagine this may not be the case when it is active!
From here we went to the berber market. Well, this was a house, where the berber showcased their products. It was supported by the government in an attempted to help settle the nomadic berber. When we entered, a sales person approached us. There was that obligatory please sit down and have a tea. During this time I will show you all the beautiful unique carpets the berber made by hand. He explained as well that the pattern were related to a clan and you could see who produced the carpet. We explained that we don’t need a carpet and won’t buy any. He said doesn’t matter, he will show us the carpets just in case. And after he had shown them all, he will put them together again and we have a chance to change our mind. Well, after all carpets were shown, he started to pack each of them up, and we had to say yes or no. After a while, our tour guide intervened and mentioned something about a dress for Sigrid. So we jumped up, and had a look at dresses. Sigrid couldn’t find anything in the right color or cut, and we could feel that the sales person started to get agitated. Our guide pulled the plug and said good by to the sales person, so we left. We were at another shop for dresses (nothing bought) and at a shop for natural medicine. There was Argan oil and Arnica tincture on offer. Sigrid started to deal, then our guide helped us and we got it for a good price. We ended up back at the garage, took a picture and said good by to our guide. Unfortunately we forgot his name and didn’t get contact details so we could say a big thank you again for his kind tour through the kashbah.
The whole tour took something around two hours, so it was still early in the day. When we arrived at the GPS position, we looked at a construction site. Not sure where the hotel should be, we checked the GPS position again, it was correct. We ask a guy, who just parked his car. His English was limited, but he understood exactly what I was asking for using my hands and feet 😂
He ask me to jump in his car and he drove me to the hotel and back again. Well it was not too far off but we wouldn’t have found it without his help.Unfortunatelly I didn’t make any pictures of the construction site but here is the entry of the hotel.
When we arrived, we got a peppermint tea with some tasty pastry. Sigrid is relaxing in the cosy launch room.
When we entered our room, we had an aquarium in the wall. That was something different!
Next day we started to explore the Chefchauen, the blue city. On our way to the gate, we found some women painting the house, so it would have that very deep blue color.
In the old town there are plenty of fountains and the water is drinkable, even for foreigners. So we made use of them to fill up our bottles.
Filling up on Blue Water
On the other side of the city there is a little hill with a unfinished mosque, so we thought we have a look at it. To our surprise, the view over the city was great. The mosque however was nothing special.
On our way down, we passed a bridge with some restaurants, that’s where we tried a tajin, the traditional meal in Morocco. The restaurant was on a small creek, and when it started to fill up, the waiter placed some tables and chairs into the creek. When it got to sunny, a umbrella was placed there as well.
Here is our Tajin, one with fish and potatoes and one with chicken (hidden beneath the potatoes and carrots).
On our way back we found more impressive blue buildings and streets. And in all this blue, I found these colorfull display of….., not sure, but it looked great.
We ended up at the Kashbah, which had a nice garden inside, but for 15AUD/person, we thought its enough to have a look at it from the outside. So we walked along the stalls and had a look around. To my surprise, nobody tried to power sell us something. When you entered the shop, they greeted you and that’s it. That was positively surprising!
We walked back to the hotel and found this intersting side of the house. It was a house front with windows, but nothing behind it. We were not able to take a closer picture, since the steep street was winding around a mountain and we couldn’t really identify this fake facade from the front.
This was the neighbours house. Somebody was living at the bottom, the first floor was occupied by chooks, the second floor by a goat or sheep. We only got a closeup of the chooks.
And this was the view from our balcony.
Tomorrow we’ll visit Fez, a large city. Let’s see how this compares to Chefchaouen, which we really liked.