“Hey, you India? Japanese? Korea?”
“No, Malaiseeea.” (That’s the correct pronounciation here)
“Good, Malaiseeea. Nice country.”
“You want some good hashish?”
“But it is very good, you come see first..”
We can tell you two things about Chefchaouen: 1) There is a lot of hashish here; and 2) the entire medina is blue. We’re not sure if there’s a link between the two.
Rest assured dear parents, we did not indulge in any illicit activities here (or anywhere else too).
Although we must point out here that the Malaysians who were caught planting ganja in Melbourne did not do their research – they should have come here instead. Apparently the number 1 crop around Chaouen is ganja. The main tourist attraction is visiting ganja processing plants. Being scaredy cats, we did not follow any of these (unofficial) tours but one morning tried to locate the farms ourselves. Being lazy cats, we did not go very far (and it started raining again) so we were not successful in locating these farms. We did however, see many sheep along the way, and a very nice mosque on top of a hill near the Tallasematane National Park.
We are writing this while waiting for our ferry to Algeciras, Spain. More updates when we get there.