topics: herira (food), Moroccan toilets, Chefchaouen, medina, daily life, architecture, Kasbah; jump to dispatch

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At 6:00 PM
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Sunrise (local): 6:16 a.m.
Sunset (local): 6:05 p.m.
80°F partly cloudy
Traveled Since Yesterday
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128 mi / 206 km
Lat: 35° 10' 30" N
Lon: 05° 16' 01" W
Elev: 2093 ft / 638 m

Fast Facts

Where We Are: Chefchaouen click to view a map click to view a photograph
Where We're Staying: Auberge de la Jeunesse
Places We Visited: the medina, the Kasbah and its museum
Featured Site: Moroccan toilets click to view a photograph
Person of the Day: Achmed, a traveler click to view a photograph
What We Ate:
Food of the Day: herira, a typical Moroccan vegetable soup
Breakfast: muffins, bananas, and, of course, mint tea
Lunch: Mars bars, baguettes, and nut bread
Dinner: vegetable tagine, herira soup, salade marocaine (tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, with lots of delicious vinegar and olive oil), and the "Whisky of Morocco" — the well-known and always welcome mint tea
Olive Count: 85
Word of the Day: Namsa means "Austria" in Arabic.
Tech Fact of the Day: Batteries can have a devastating effect on the environment. They contain heavy metals that, when handled or disposed of improperly, leak into the soil and can contaminate the water. As you may have seen in the BikeAbout Sponsor & Partners list, we are equipped with digital cameras from Casio to visualize our experiences and impressions. We are working very hard to document our journey (andrEa and Corinne are addicted to pictures). The cameras are fantastic in terms of quality and ease of handling. But, like many portable objects, they require lots of batteries. We are attempting to solve two problems presented by the batteries: (1) proper disposal, (2) finding a power source so that we do not have to rely on batteries at all.
Flat Count: 0
Broken Spoke Count: 0
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