Travel Blogs from Casablanca
... squares, browse artisan shops and galleries,
and observe the handicrafts of the ’tuya’ wood found only in Morocco or
head down to the port to check out the day’s catch.
Day 9: Essaouira – Marrakech
Depart for Marrakech via the scenic
inland road with the forest of the Argan trees (sometimes with goats!)
which only exist in this region of the world. Stop off at Argan oil
cooperatives along ...
... I managed to cushion her fall a little, but she was out cold just in front of the immigration desk. I cradled her head and she came round in a second or so looking utterly baffled. “How did I get here?” were the first words out of her mouth. A couple of lovely Indian ladies bustled over and offered water and some smelling salts (they're still a thing?!?!?). Under her ministration Lauren recovered and stood up. I took our passports out and then caught Lauren. ...
... not enamoured with Japanese imports coming into the UK other than through themselves, so promptly advised us to contact Nissan Japan who came back and said they could supply, but only through a dealer - they could not supply us! Our problem is that Nissan Morocco will not order a part for a model that is not sold in the country, same as Nissan UK.......it's a stalemate!
... against the crashing waves.
After, not sorry to leave Casa, we travelled north along the coastline to Rabat, a lovely drive watching the waves and seeing the true landscape of flat, colourful villages.
We love our Riad, the old home which has a central courtyard and a rat's warren of rooms and bathrooms for rent. It's very Moroccan of course and has ...
... train induced slumber. On my walk towards the water I tried very hard not to giggle at a young guy who clearly thought a lot of himself and wanted to become my friend. He was wearing a tight white shirt, tight white pants, white shoes, dark sunglasses and far too much hairspray. He greeted me and tried to talk to me in French, English and Spanish. We kind of got by with a mixture of English, Spanish and Arabic. He was a very cheerful guy but very trying. Even after showing him my ring ...