Videos tagged with "mountains"
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
village in the Atlas mountains, Morocco, 2009 [00:34]
I stayed in this berber village in the mountains for a night. The scenery was amazing and I really had a room with a view, even though it was freezing cold at night and my nearest neighbour was a cow and a cockerel :) It amazed me how simple life can be. Staying here made me realize just how much I take little things for granted like hot water or the use of my mobile phone oh and a proper clean toilet lol.
Tags: mountain village Morocco, Atlas mountain, berber villages, north africa
Imlil village, Morocco, 2009 [00:31]
This is Imlil, along the berber trail that we walked for two days. Imlil has a few separate villages as explained to me by my guide. This was a nice place (for a day) but still so underdeveloped. I ate the tastiest apple though :) which I got for free. The scenery is amazing. We walked 4 hours from another village. And we had proper toilet here and even hot showers yay!
Tags: Morocco, Maroc, Imlil village, North Africa, Atlas mountains, valleys and mountains, berber village, berber trail
The berber trail in Morocco 2009 [00:23]
A rather bizarre environment somewhere in the Atlas mountains, walking past berber villages. You wouldn't think anybody lives round here but they do. People are generally very friendly but if they see you taking photos of them or their property they'll chase you for a bit of change. Always have change on you or run fast :)
Tags: Morocco, Maroc, Atlas mountain, berber trail, berber villages, north africa