Getting high in the Rif mountains

Dominic Simonelli
9 min readDec 27, 2018

Chefchaouen, Morocco:

We step through the ornately carved 15th century archway of Chefchaouen as the bus, that had brought my girlfriend and me here from Meknes, pulls away.

This medieval Moroccan city found in the Rif Mountains is painted in spellbinding pastel blues. We carry our bags on our shoulders through an azure labyrinth of narrow cobbled streets, passing countless…

Dominic Simonelli

Dominic is a writer and traveller from Australia and currently based in Italy.