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Nov 28, 2008 - Morocco

Morocco, Casablanca, & Marrakech November 28, 2008 Today we are on the continent of Africa, the country of Morocco, and the city of Casablanca with a tour to Marrakech. I don’t think we can possibly get more exotic than this. We arose at 4:30 to cold rainy weather. Because Marrakech (by the way it was sunny and warm there) is so far from Casablanca, we had to leave at 6:30. Once aboard our bus, we met our guide for the day, Said. He was very Moroccan but his English was excellent and he imparted a great deal of knowledge to us over the...

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Jul 28, 2008 - Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

July 27 2008 This morning’s breakfast was in the dining room of the Hotel Majestic in Meknes. The dining room is dark and decorated in the original 1930s motif with some minor touch ups here and there. The food was our staple of bread, butter, jam, cheese, and coffee. It was a enjoyable just looking around at the décor and picking out those items that were not original or poor imitations. Once the bread was gone, we climbed 2 flights back to our room and finished packing our bags. When we dropped the key off at the desk, I double checked...

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Jul 22, 2008 - Casablanca to Fes

July 22 2008 A nice refreshing shower in the morning is always a great way to start the day. In Morocco it’s almost a must given the temperatures. Once we were all washed up and ready for breakfast we headed down. Fresh squeezed orange juice awaited. The rest of the fair is similar to what we have been eating minus the ham (of course) and the cheese. Actually no fresh fruit either. I guess I should just say we got bread, butter, jam, coffee, OJ, and tea for breakfast. While my tea was brewing and juice being squeezed, I popped off to the...

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Jul 5, 2008 - Morroco! Salamo Alikom

I arrived in Morocco! Yay! Got a ride in a shuttle van to my hotel & arrived to get some real sleep at about 3am. Ahhh. Beth came up to meet me later that morning (she flew into Marrakech) & we were off to explore Casablanca. It's essentially a town of grey buildings & white taxis. The medina (city center with shopping, food & living spaces--enclosed by a wall) was ok--lots of cheap clothes (i saw some 'Calvin Klain' underwear) amongst other things. Then after my first Moroccan meal (couscous & chicken--pretty good), we were off by train to...

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Jun 19, 2008 - YPO visit

By Eric Today was a special treat for us. We met with a local Morocco family from YPO (Young President’s Organization www.ypo.org). Omar, a Morocco YPO member, was kind enough to invite our family to his home in Casablanca for lunch. His brother, Ibrahim (also a YPO member) and Ibrahim’s family, all came to join us as well. Between the two brothers, they have 7 kids and we were able to meet 3 of the kids. The others were away at various events. Having the opportunity to visit with them, meet their family, see their home and share a great...

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therealeworld

May 11, 2008 - Marakesh to Casablanca

Hello All, All,s well. We arrived in Marakesh and spent the day organizing trips and had a night out in the market at Djemma el Fna. This is where you can buy any and everything you may want. We hired a taxi driver to take us to the train station and he ended up being our tour guide for the whole day...of course he didnT speak english and we quickly regretted not paying more attention in grade 10 french so we spent a lot of the time driving in circles around the kasbah. We did get a special tour of the tanneries, stinky but good, little...

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Morocco 2008

Jan 23, 2008 - We've arrived safely in Casablanca

The plane trip to Dubai wasn't too bad considering the 11 hours it took. Dubai is such a big and busy city, and seems to under construction everywhere. The flight to Morocco was shorter, but there was heaps of turbulance - so very bumpy. Jonah got quite sick, despite the travelcalm. Even though it's only our second day in Casablanca, everyone seems happy and excited. Our hotel is funky, with a great lounge area downstairs - we sit around playing cards and the kids write in their diaries while we drink Moroccan mint tea. Tomorrow we are...

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Jan 7, 2008 - ¡Hasta la vista, muñeca! ;-) ¡ Bismillah, Casablanca!

Llegamos a Casablanca cuando el domingo 6 de enero atardecía. Teníamos intención de cenar en el Bavaria, lo recomendaba Lonely Planet, pero resulta que cierra los domingos :-( En lugar de lamentarme, opté por volver a escuchar a Abdallah y su laúd medieval en el restaurante del hotel Guynemer. A Shirley, que aún no lo había escuchado, le pareció buena idea y resultó genial. Al contrario que en mi primera visita, había muy poco público. Nos sentamos a su lado, me enrollé con él (no habla inglés) y me explicó un montón de cosas sobre la...

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Jan 2, 2008 - Casa revisited

I'm back in Casa, it's like a wet Wednesday in January here, probably because it is a wet Wednesday in January here. Back to get the Yellow Fever Vaccination here and then up to Rabat to sort some visas. Except that I've been doing some reading this afternoon, those of you that know me well will know that I leave everything to the last minute and this includes research about where I'm planning on going. Turns out that the best place to get the Mauritanian visa is at the border and and despite my belief that I needed a double entry visa for...

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Dec 28, 2007 - Casablanca

Casablanca is more of a service stop than a visited destination, I came here to try to get myself immunised for Yellow Fever and possibly pick up a couple of visas into the bargain. I was also intending to spend New years eve here but after one day I thought better of that and booked a bus to Essaouira. I managed to find the place to get the injection, Institut Pasteur, but the woman I spoke to there said that she couldn't do it then but could do it tomorrow. Having already bought the ticket out I will have to return in the new year. The...

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Oct 11, 2007 - Casablanca

Lv at 10 via bus... By the way...Morocco is the most internet connected country in Africa, most probably due to the King having married a computer programmer from the west, Ha... Here in Casablanca...big city, not much of interest...3rd largest mosque in the world here completed by former King(father of present one)...the IYH (International Youth Hostel) where we are staying is VEERY nice but still cold showers, we got off bus and asked ou e le auberge de juenes and the cabbie couldnt help us, Bon said he didnt know so we headed in the...

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Africa Plus

Oct 8, 2007 - Cassablanca - Reflection on Maroc

More pics on www.flickr.com search under people for don_elle Second last day on our tour - what an amazing country - the colours, the smells, the sounds all are amazing. The countryside changes from the deserts to rocks to lush valleys and oasis. We travelled through the middle Atlas and the high Atlas ranges - it would be a dream for any geologist - or amateur rock "watcher". Morocco has the most amazing black marble - and is immensely rich in fossils. In the black marble you see hundreds of squid - one wonders what incredible natural...

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