Videos tagged with "chefchaouen"
Chefchaouen, Morocco [04:53]
Chefchaouen was initially a base for Riffian berber tribes from which attacks on Portuguese Ceuta were made. After the fall of Granada in 1492 there was a wave of Muslim and Jewish refugees that flooded into Morocco. Here they introduced a distinct Andalusian architectural style including tiled roofs, hanging balconies, and courtyards. The result is breathtaking. Narrow cobbled-stoned streets meander through a maze of blue. Thankfully dead end alleys are painted white which is incredibly helpful when getting around. The main square, the Plaza Uta el-Hammam, is the town social center with cafes and restaurants across from the Grand Mosque and newly restored Kasbah. This is the best and cheapest place to eat. It was our first taste of Morocco. Chefchaouen is also a great place to shop. Wood crafts and berber jewelery is prolific and made locally, but the the wool garments and rugs are the speciality here. Our accommodation was on a rooftop terrace with excellent views of the Plaza Uta -el Hammam and the Kasbah. After it cools a bit, heading out of the western gate to the falls makes for a pleasant walk. There are some great hikes into the Rif mountains from Chefchaouen, if you are a little less ambitious there is a trail up to the ruined Mosque that affords some great views of the town.
Tags: Chefchaouen, Morocco, Blue, Medina, Rif, Mountains, Plaza, uta, el, Hammam, kasbah, carpet, rug, tajine, couscous, Andalusian, architecture, family, travel, budget, Wanderlusts
Conor and Kacey Marrakech Express [00:03]
Conor and Kacey Riding the Marrakech Express and exploring Chefchaouen, Fes, and Marrakech.
Tags: Conor, and, Kacey, conorkacey, ckmolloy, morocco, marrakech, express, marrakesh, fes, fez, chefchaouen
The Crying of the Lambs.AVI [00:30]
Every year in the Muslim world, there is the Great Feast of Sacrifice, 'Eid al Kabir or 'Eid al Adha. In Morocco, there is great social pressure for every family to get a sheep, even if it means sacrificing eating meat for the entire rest of the year. One must keep up with the Mohammeds. The sacrifice commemorates the almost sacrifice of Abraham's son, believed to be Ishmael according to Hadith, though never stated in the Qur'an. God miraculously provided a substitutionary atonement of a lamb. At the end of Hajj, all Hajjis in Mecca sacrifice a sheep at the spot where it is believed that Ibrahim did the same, and all Muslims around the world celebrate with them. Here, if you listen very closely from the barrier walls above Shoofshowen, Morocco, the sheep cry out minutes before the slaughter is to begin. Do they know what is about to happen?
Tags: sheep, Eid, al, Kabir, Kbir, Adha, Morocco, Chefchaouen, Islam, Muslim, sacrifice