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May 12, 2014
Today's sightseeing agenda included the Hassan II Mosque and Rick's Cafe.
... to one about 100m up the road, as this was where we would be meeting our group as part of the Intrepid tour. This was a more expensive hotel, but we immediately missed the one we had just left. The new one was smaller, had twin beds and no Wi-Fi. We wouldn't be hanging out in it for long, so no real complaints; just a slight confusion about how these things are priced.
Since we had squandered so much of our time in Casablanca already and this would be our ...
... 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(175, 192, 227, 0.230469); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(77, 128, 180, 0.230469); -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; ">Hassan II was one serious muslim - it was built on the water because the Quoran says that "Gods throne was on the water", it is the largest mosque in Morocco and seventh largest in the world and keen to get a "first", he had it built with a 210m (60 storeys) high minaret, the highest in the ...
Quick blast down the highway to day to Casablanca where I had arranged to meet up with an Emerson colleague and his wife who are stationed in a new suburb in a lovely villa just 15K south of the city on the beach. The estate is new and although it can be seen on the GPS, the streets are not named. Thus it took me a little while to navigate to the correct location. Eric and Carolina were great hosts, cooked up ...
... down to enjoy a pizza, and just relax and enjoy the vibe a bit. On down the road, the highway narrows, and suddenly all the upscale developments disappear. All there is is open countryside, farmland and an occasional humble abode. But, strangely I feel much safer now, even though if something were to go wrong here, there'd be no one to come to my aid. See, typically, places where everybody is "poor" are safe--in these place people are just focused on working ...
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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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