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Chefchaouen, Morocco

Step inside and take a look at our month in Morocco and Spain.

Sunday we returned to Brussels after a month long experiment in working remotely in Andalusia, Spain and Tangier, Morocco. It was challenging and rewarding. We learned a lot and we have some big plans to share with you soon. As you can well imagine, we have plenty of stories and photos to share. While we recover and regroup, here are a few of our favourite photos from our month.

Boardwalk in Malaga, Spain

Andrew and I started our journey with a relaxing breakfast here in Malaga, Spain, before boarding the bus to Granada.

Alhambra, Granada, Spain

Even though I had already visited the Alhambra, in Granada, I was excited to see the lion fountain, which was being restored the last time I visited.

Train ride in Andalusia

After a week in Granada, we boarded the train to Algeciras, where we would catch a ferry to Morocco. This view of Andalusia was taken from the train. Spectacular!

View of Tangier, Morocco

Our base for the next several weeks of work was Tangier, Morocco. This is a view of the city from our roof terrace.

Woman in Tangier, Morocco

Tangier provided us with many challenges, culturally and otherwise. Even so, we were able to capture a few moments of beauty in our wanderings.

Cat graffiti in Tangier

There are cats everywhere in Morocco. We even spotted some kitty graffiti in the Kasbah.

Kitten in Tetouan, Morocco

This little black kitten in Tetouan reminded me of our Buddy cat.

Cat with fish in Tetouan

We couldn’t believe how patient this cat at a fish stall in the Tetouan market was.

Donkey in Tetouan

On the weekends we took a break from work and went on some day trips. Our first was to Tetouan, where we spotted this ‘Berber Taxi,’ better known as a donkey.

Tetouan Market stall

The tiny shops in Tetouan’s old town are colourful and varied. This shop sold nothing but thread and zippers.

Pigments in Tetouan

This colourful pigments are added to plaster and used to paint the walls of buildings.

Tagines in Morocco

We spotted these colourful tagines at a roadside stand. It was all I could do to resist carting home armloads of pottery.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Our second day-trip was to Chefchaouen, Morocco, the famed ‘Blue City.’ You can see why…

Donkey in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Chefchaouen also has its share of donkeys. This one was transporting propane tanks through the narrow streets.

My one souvenir of Morocco was spices.

My one souvenir of Morocco was spices. I loaded up at this spice stall in the souk, where the vendor weighed out my spices on his beautiful brass scales.

Ferry to Gibraltar

I’ll admit, we were pretty glad to board the ferry headed for Spain, at the end of our stay. We were greeted with this gorgeous view of Gibraltar.

Andalusia Almond Blossoms

Andalusia welcomed us back with blue skies and almond blossoms.

Parque Natural Cabo de Gata

On our final day in Spain, we took a road trip to the Parque Natural Cabo de Gata where we had this dramatic view of Las Sirenas.

The 4 amigos

Of all of the photos from our trip, this one is my favourite, taken on the very last day. After a month together, not always in the best of conditions, we are still smiling and laughing – proof that with great friends around you, you can tackle anything.