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Chefchaouen, Morocco

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A four-hour drive from the bustling city of Fez brings you to this village high in the Rif Mountains, known for its labyrinthine medina bathed entirely in shades of blue. The area was once a refuge for Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition in the 1500s, who found a harmonious safe haven in Chefchaouen; though most have now migrated to Israel, the warren of turquoise alleys remains as their legacy.

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Chefchaouen, Morocco

A four-hour drive from the bustling city of Fez brings you to this village high in the Rif Mountains, known for its labyrinthine medina bathed entirely in shades of blue. The area was once a refuge for Spanish Jews fleeing the Inquisition in the 1500s, who found a harmonious safe haven in Chefchaouen; though most have now migrated to Israel, the warren of turquoise alleys remains as their legacy.

Mark Fischer | flickr.com/fischerfotos [1] http://www.flickr.com/photos/fischerfotos/7458039586"

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