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Travelling in December? I Went to Chefchaouen, Morocco and You Should Too

Are you planning to travel in December? If you haven’t decided on the destination, Chefchaouen “The Blue City” in Morocco will not disappoint you!

I went to Morocco in December 2015 with little knowledge of how beautiful the country was.

Oh, and it’s super important to note that Morocco in December will greet you with lovely weather.

We’re talking about sunny days with a cool breeze – where you won’t get sunburnt and able to capture beautiful photos thanks to the weather.

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Even the taxi in Chefchaouen is blue and white

Actually, the 3 main reasons that made me decided to travel to the North African country in December were:

  • The tourist visa-free regulation for Indonesians
  • The Sahara Desert
  • The price of the tour package

At first, I thought Marrakesh and Sahara desert would be the highlights of my trip. But I was wrong.

Chefchaouen captured my heart instantly when I stepped into the city, welcomed me with blue-rinsed houses & buildings and sunset.

It was love at first sight <3

Mahmut Orhan is a Turkish DJ, but I feel the song will make a good company while reading the blog 🙂

Chefchaouen “The Blue City” of Morocco

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If you wish to have a unique December holiday, travelling to Morocco will definitely make a great year-end holiday.

Instead of wandering around the Christmas market in Europe, why not wandering around in The Blue City?

Chefchaouen is located up in the mountain and everywhere you go is blue and white.

However, it is different from Santorini!

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Chefchaouen has its own charm – mixing Islamic culture, colourful clothes, beautiful mountain view and relaxing ambiance.

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A note to myself: ask permission before taking photos of the locals!
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Darechchaouen, a Hotel with Captivating Moroccan Design

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I believe there is a lot of accommodation in Chefchaouen. But if you ask for my recommendation, hotel Darechchaouen will give you a memorable stay.

I stayed in this beautiful hotel for one night and how I wish I had stayed longer!

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Decorated in captivating Moroccan design, it is highly irresistible not to take many photos while staying there.

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And did I say the food is great??

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I feel that Morocco is an underrated travel destination amongst Asians. Hopefully, this blog will encourage more people to visit Chefchaouen, especially for December holiday 🙂

Riad Darechchaouen
Ras el Maa, Chefchaouen, Morocco |


    • theresiaclara

      Yes, indeed! Chefchaouen is very contrasting to other cities in Morocco… and thank you Revan, that’s very kind of you. I guess the background helps hehe

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