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... a local landmark and replica of the famous bar from the movie, Casablanca. In preparation for the evening, Roz and I watched the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman during a sleepless night in Madrid. Set in during the early stages of World War II, RIck's was the gathering place for refugees trying to escape to the US and shady charcters hoping to sell them exit visas. Its a great love story, filled with ...
... you'd move your wallet to your front pocket or sling your handbag across your chest when walking in crowded places - I do that on Granville Island - but we never felt unsafe. Not in daylight with dozens of strangers jostling against us and not at nighttime in dark alleys with a few men hanging out in doorways. True, we wouldn't recommend Morocco to single female travellers - we've read too many bad accounts - but we had not one scary experience. (That is, unless you ...
... from nearby tables. I felt fantastically out-of-place! Should've turned home after such a feast but my greedy soul made me take a turn into Marché Central, a bustling market selling fruits, seafood (saw a fish head of no less than forty pounds), and varied souvenirs. About a dozen restaurants surround the market, alluring passers by to sit at one of their outdoor tables. I didn't plan to stay for a bite but lingered for just a bit too long to listen ...
... saying ‘Thanks, Sam!’ (or was it Rocco?) We were shown to our usual seat at the bar and the coffee was forthcoming.
Moroccan currency, the Dinar, is a closed currency which means you cannot obtain any money in the UK before you travel. I had paid for our brunch earlier by credit card but for two coffees. ‘Sam’ was happy to accept Euro. However, I was given the change in Dinar, the equivalent of just over £2. Luckily for us and even ...
... to pouring it in the glass to ensure it is properly aerated.
After the souk, we headed to the HASSAN II Mosque. This is a relatively new mosque (finished in 1993) and they claim it is the 3rd largest in the world (Wikipedia says it is the 7th). Its minaret is the world’s tallest, though. To give you an idea of just big it is, 105,000 people can gather here. Non-Muslims are allowed inside at 4 specific times during the day for 45 ...