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Friday, August 28, 1998
Meknés to Chefchaouen, Morocco
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Chefchaouen, Morocco:
Latitude: 35° 10' 6" North
Longitude: 5° 15' 46" West
Altitude: 2044 feet
From Seattle: 6097 miles
Lodging: Hostel - Pensión La Castellana (Roof)

Today's Travel:
Country: Morocco
Regions: Prefecture Alismailia, The Rif Mountains
Route: Bus: Mekés - Chefchaouen
Path:Meknés - Chefchaouen, Morocco
Linear:101 miles
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 505
Linear Dist: 122957
Countries Visited: 35
Regions Visited: 145
More stats...
Hotels: 117
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 41
Hostels: 137
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1922

Journal Entry:
Excellent sleep - 9 hours without waking once! I was so exhausted yesterday. Got to the bus station around ten, luckily there was an eleven o'clock bus to Chefchaouen (lucky, because I had no idea when the bus left). Had some breakfast at the bus station at sat around watching them fix the bus. Something to do with the suspension and / or brakes, and the fix involved a piece of wood and a big hammer - just what I wanted to see before heading into the mountains on it.

Chefchaouen (literaly "look at the peaks") looks like a Greek island Mediterranean village placed in the mountains. The mountains are reminicent of the Southern Sierras. The city is incredibly laid back and the only hassel is people constantly trying to give or sell you kif. I'd guess that fully half the population is stoned at any given time.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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