October 5, 2015 Wander-lust

Top 5 » Most colorful places in the world

We’ve selected our top 5 most colorful places in the world so you can travel and bring some color to your live!

 

1. Chefchaouen, Morocco’s bluest village  
Blue Monday has never looked so good. We are totally mesmerized by this beautiful Moroccan village called Chefhaouen.
Chefchaouen (or Chaouen) is situated in the Rif Mountains, just inland from Tangier and Tetouan.
Founded in 1471, the town now has about 200 hotels & apartments because of the increasing number of tourists.
Did you know? That the countryside Chefchaouen region is one of the main producers of cannabis in Morocco. Hashish is subsequently sold all over town, but is mostly the domain of native Chaouenis.

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We can’t get over these beautiful colors (source featured image: condenast traveler)

2.  The Favelas, Rio De Janeiro
Notorious for their crime wars and poverty, this part of Rio is looking rather colorful since a couple of years thanks to 2 Dutch artists.
They employ local youth to paint the buildings and houses for a few reasons; Give them something they can be proud of and take them of the streets.
We love this and that’s why it’s our number 2.
Check their website for more info and other projects.

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The Favela have never looked so colorful (Source: Favelapainting.com)

3. Isla Mujeres, Mexico
This small Caribbean island is one of the most colorful places on earth because of  all the shops and houses there.
It’s only 7km in length and it’s perfect for lazy beach days.
Did you know? That Isla Mejeres literally means “women island”

colorful houses
Wouldn’t you just want to live in a house like this one?! (Source: Fotolia/AP)

4. Havana, Cuba
Yes, you knew this one was going to be in the list right? Havana is becoming more popular now that the USA renewed their bond with Cuba.
If you want to experience Havana in all it’s original beauty, you must hurry up. We’ve heard that the first MC Donald’s have been spotted..

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Still authentic..for now! (Source:cubaabsolutely.com)

5. Vernazza, Italy
Only accessible by sea or steep walking routes, Vernazza is one of 5 villages along the Cinque Terre coast of Italy.
The blue sea and the green trees certainly help but this village owns it’s own colorful reputation.
Did you know? That there is a trail that connects all 5 towns together? So bring your walking shoes!

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All the colors match in Vernazza. (source: Vernazza.nl)

Love,

Elke

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