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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen, built in 1471 as a fortress, remains standing as a beautiful town situated in the Riff mountains of Morocco. Because it is fairly close to Tangier which is where most tourists enter Morocco, Chefchaouen has become a very popular tourist destination, most notably for its blue washed buildings and doors in the medina. Originally decorated like this by Jewish immigrants, I am still unsure as to why they picked blue. One rumour I heard was to keep mosquitoes away because they are not attracted to the colour blue but that is only a rumour. If anyone knows, please let me know! All I know is I had a chance to go to Chefchaouen but passed it up and I definitely regret it because it looks so picturesque! 

First photo reblogged from: travelthisworld

Second photo by: anakin

Third Photo by: Sonja Blanco

Fourth Photo: (sourced)

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