"OUJDA" Oujda by TheLongTone

Oujda Travel Guide: 8 reviews and 19 photos

A town with its own business to mind

The first thing you'll notice about Oujda is tha virtual absence of the hustlers, touts and scam artists so prevalant elsewhere in Moroco. I walked the kilometer or so from the train station to the centre of town without more molestation than a couple of blokes half-heartedly asking me if I wanted to change money. Oujda is not on the tourist trail. Since the closure of the border with Algeria more than a decade ago it isn't on the trail to anywhere, except South to Bourfa and Figuig. This was my reason for passing through.

Nevertheless Oujda in no way feels like a backwater. It's lively (being a university town must help) without being at all frantic. What is extraordinary about Oujda is that it's ordinary: full of ordinary Moroccans getting on with their lives and leaving you in peace to drink your mint tea and watch.

By the medina walls

Moroccan Art Deco

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  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 1:29 AM

    It strikes me as quite fascinating to see pics of Oujda looking as it does in your pics!! Have a friend whos kept saying she wants to go so maybe shes right! Thx for the write ups and pics!

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