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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Astrid Casablanca
A nice little hostel right in the heart of town. Decent rooms for a budget hotel and very clean. Staff friendly and helpful. Great breakfast available at supplement...good value. The only downside is no safety deposit box...they tell you it's safe to leave in your room but we would never take that chance!
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May 30. Avril and I are leaving Morocco. And together with digital memory cards filled with hundreds of images to be viewed, sorted and shared we carry within us the unsorted memories of a month, some more in focus and centered than others. Bear with us as we try to download some to you. And in case your personal bandwidth makes you wish to be selective about what you download, here is an actual index to my excessive verbosity:
1) Cats and other ...
... the ship's speed to an extent that we did not arrive with enough time to do the 300 kms round trip south to Marrakesh. Therefore we had to plan our own little exploration trip in Casablanca.
Although 3+ million people live in Casablanca there is not too much to see from a tourist point of view. Throughout history the place has been built and pillaged a number of times and it has had its fair share of earthquakes so there is not ...
... a train or taxi. Then, the hotel they take you to or the car service is exorbitantly expensive. It's a common scam that is run on tourists at the airport. I was planning to be on the lookout for this in the airport, but since we were sprinting through it, each time a person came up to us to strike up a conversation we just ran past them yelling "sorry!" It was a surprisingly effective way to avoid being hassled by faux “helpful” guides.
We weaved ...
... Morocco in time now.
11am came and went and there was still no information so my mum decided to take the lead and get it all sorted. She went and found all the information out, sorted everyone with vouchers and kept everyone updated. She was amazing! Everyone was so grateful and one person even thought she worked for Gatwick- even though she was wearing denim shorts and a t-shirt with a frog on it. We found out we were flying at 3pm!
We were ...
... So we feel like we didn't miss out on much. Day 4 - was mostly spent on the bus. We were heading for the city of Erfoud, which meant we had to drive through the middle Atlas Mountains. On the way we stopped at a place full of pines trees where there are meant to be wild monkeys. Unfortunately they didn't want to be seen so we had to head off without seeing any monkeys. We stopped for a few photos of the Canyon of Ziz. It was so strange seeing desert all around then this ...