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Aug 6, 2005 - I'm definitely not in the US any more.
First off, still no pictures. Had to charge the camera just now. I may get it together. That would be so damn cool. Then again.... Casablanca, Morocco: That is where I am typing from. The reason I am not using any contractions is that I can not find the apostrophe on this keyboard, which has the A where the Q ought to be and the W where the Z ought to be and so on. It is hot and muggy and seven hours ahead of California time. Itès (whoops) after 9 and my shorts are still sticky. Wow, little too much info for yaÉ (no question mark either,...Jump to full entry
Jul 14, 2005 - Casablanca
Good morning from Marrakesh and the Hotel Andalous where we have stayed for two days. We had breakfast out by the pool again and thought about picking flowers and smelling them as we walked around the pool, oh that was another person who did that. I had pancakes which were much improved by the use of jelly. I also had some corn flakes as somebody must have found the right cereal to put out today. We enjoyed the fresh orange juice and watched little birds pick over plates with scraps of food or plates that were unattended. The little birds...Jump to full entry
Jun 9, 2005 - Exploring wonderful Casa
I had arranged the evening before to have a guide and a driver from the tourist office take me through Casablanca for 3 hours for cheap 45 bucks. I first had to meet with the cab driver who I brushed off yesterday by saying meet me at 11am to discuss price for being my tour guide. He was prompt and offered 2 hours of being a guide for 500Dh or 50 bucks, I quickly said no and the price went down to 250Dh and I said not interested and gave him 10Dh just for being prompt and 5 minutes of time. My guide was a man who goes by Lucky (due to...Jump to full entry
Feb 15, 2005 - Casa Blanca
Casa Blanca is a large city. Although the Cafe Americain is nowhere to be found, I like the city a lot. I heard only negative things about it before arriving there, but found it to be quite enjoyable. It is not the standard Moroccan city that tourists expect... with no donkeys, grit, and a large medina. It is a modern city, but gave me a feel for a different side of Morocco. It is also home to the world's third largest mosque... and this in and of itself was worth the visit.Jump to full entry
Dec 10, 2004 - Casablanca, Morroco
Africa, another continent. Also my twenty-fifth country on this trip. What a great place to be. I have aways dreamed of this moment. The people here are the friendliest yet on my journey. We are brainwashed in our country that everyone over here hates us. I don't believe that is always the case. I am told the country is safe for foreigners. Prices aren't as cheap as I thought they would be, but still not too bad. Sometimes I think I have traveled so much, I feel jaded. But now I have that kid in the backyard exploring feel again.Jump to full entry
Oct 28, 2004 - Beer And Sunny Casablanca....
Finally the beer drought has come to an end!!Andrew and Jo came up with the goods yesterday arvo and a few crazy Moroccan brews were had.After the Gabon visa debacle they were much needed.The bloody Gabonners,or whatever they call themselves,decided that they wouldn't give us visas in Rabat and we'd have to get them now in Cameroon but the best part is that the mongrels kept all our visa money and refused to give it back which amounted to 25 quid each.After Chris the co driver almost caused an international incident by going off at the...Jump to full entry
Oct 1, 2004 - Casablanca, Morocco
We flew into Casablanca from JFK and arrived at about 6:30am. It took about 10 min. to get (taken for) a taxi ride to a hotel I saw in the guide book. The Plaza Hotel was pretty cheap and right across from the medina (the midieval part of the city with a large wall around it). One day to get over jet lag and lack of sleep and we caught the train to Marrakesh.Jump to full entry
Sep 29, 2004 - Casablanca, Morocco
That evening we took a train to the Casablanca airport. Our flight home was leaving at 7:00 am which meant another night at the airport. Charlie found a great, quiet place in a deserted part of airport and we put out our thermarest matts and slept off and on for a few hours. Unfortunately, they decided to clean the floor with a zamboni like machine at around 3:00 am. Charlie pointed out the irony that this was the only place in the country where they had any machinery for cleaning the floors (we had seen lots of brooms and what not in use...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2004 - Cairo-Casablanca
The bus took us to the neighborhood of the airport, but at 2am we needed a taxi to get to there. We were trying to make sure that the driver understood which airlines we needed, but he took us to the wrong terminal. He was pretty mad when we demanded that he took us over to the right one; they are charged separately for entering each terminal and going to another one made what he charged us over the fair price evaporate. After checking in we still had some time to nap before our 5AM flight to Casablanca. They had very nice seats, made with...Jump to full entry
May 3, 2004 - More from Dubai, then on to... Casablanca!
Greetings all! Dubai We did get into Dubai, even though 3 of us had many Israeli passport stamps and Steve (the orthodox Jew) wore his yamakah and had his tallis sticking out of his shirt at the passport control desk. What became very apparent is that the only reason the United Arab Emirates country exists at all is because of oil. They discovered oil in the 60's and their reserves are now dwindling and therefore they are trying desperately to create a new economy. The new economy is TOURISM with a capital T. So they have to "talk...Jump to full entry
May 2, 2004 - Casablanca, Morocco
Well, everyone ****** I am just recovering from one day of sickness in Dubai. I never left the hotel......food related. I have so much written but have not had a minute to get it uploaded. I will have to get to an internet cafe soon. All is finally OK and am doing great with a new team mate ......will explain later.Jump to full entry