It’s Friday and you have officially reached the end of the week! We know you’re probably feeling great, knowing that the weekend is right on the horizon, and hopefully we have a few ideas for free activities that will make the day even better. In today’s installment of Dollars & Sense, we are focusing on the Kingdom of Morocco located in Northwest Africa. Check it out below!
Visit Chefchaouen, Morocco
Chefchaouen is situated in the heart of Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Chefchaouen (sometimes called Chaouen) is relaxed, with very affordable accommodations, and above all, quite stunning to look at. The streets and most of the buildings in the old part of town (medina) are painted a most brilliant sky blue. The mountains which you can see at the end of every cobbled street are rugged and majestic. The clear mountain light just adds a magical touch to the place. It’s no wonder that Chefchaouen is a favorite destination for backpackers visiting Morocco (and it’s not just the readily available supply of hashish). The main square in the medina is lined with cafes and filled to the brim with locals and tourist mingling easily.
Have Dinner at the Djemma el Fna
The Djemma el Fna is really the heart of Marrakech. It is a large central square in the old city (Medina). At the end of the afternoon the Djemma el Fna transforms into an entertainers paradise — if you’re in to snake charming, juggling, music and that sort of thing. Snack stalls are replaced with stalls offering more substantial fare and the square comes alive with entertainment that hasn’t changed much since medieval times.
The Djemma el Fna is surrounded by cafe’s overlooking the square so you can just relax and watch the world go by if you’re tired of jostling the crowds below. Be prepared to be asked for money when you take photos of the performers and stop to watch the entertainment.
Financial Tip Of The Day
Be Aware Of Your Bank Balance
If you use your checking account often or have some bills that are paid automatically from your checking account, be aware of the balance and avoid overdraft fees.