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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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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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Sep 26, 2007 - Morocco

Morocco is Africa`s fastest developing country. Our stay was in Casablanca, on the Atlantic coast, with our Belgian cousins, Gerard and Bernadette, and two of their five children, Astrid and Thibeault. Morocco is a land of paradox, with slums mixed with high rises and beautiful villas alongside. The streets are a crazy melange of Mercedes and donkeys and carts. On our first full day we spent the afternoon at the beach with huge waves that toppled you over if you ventured out too far. We loved the spray of the salt water and the warm...

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Sep 12, 2007 - Casablanca to Fes

Oh my where do I begin? I must apologize now for the terrible spelling about to take place. Here the keyboard is very different than what we have at home so any keyboarding skills I have are out the window. It pays to be a one-fingered pecker like my friend Hal. Also there is no English; just French and a dialect of Arabic. I wish I had paid more attention in my grade 7 French lessons. Flights from Edmonton to Montreal; Montreal to Paris, and Paris to Casablanca left us in need of some sleep on a nice bed. Upon arrival in Cqsqblqncq (that...

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Feb 7, 2007 - Casablanca

Salam Alekoum from (drum roll please)...Morocco! Thinking about the last three countries I traveled to, I realized something interesting: They all start with the letter "M"! I wonder if anyone has ever gone from Malaysia to Mexico and then Morocco in that order -- and in a six-week period? Maybe all this travel has gotten to me, and I'm just out of my head. If so, please excuse my ramblings. At any rate, we left off last week at the Cancun airport. From there I flew to Dallas, L.A., New York and Casablanca. If you're up for accruing some...

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