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May 12, 2014
Today's sightseeing agenda included the Hassan II Mosque and Rick's Cafe.
Today we catch the 9.00 train to Casablanca. Usual bun fight to get tickets punched and on to the platform. Thank god we have purchased first class tickets meaning that we have allocated seats. Not quite the spirit of backpacking we know but we are just feeling a little old for all this pushing and shoving. We board the train, find our seats with …
Today we visit the Hassan II Mosque. This is the only mosque in Morocco that allows non-Muslim infidels such as ourselves to visit. Only a short walk, by local standards, across town. Dodging the traffic is still a challenge. While there are pedestrian crossings, all traffic tries to ignore them, along with stop signals, emergency vehicles and …
... 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 ...
... and that was why he was so offended. Then it was back on the bus to drive about 3 hours to the city of Fez where we were staying that night. Day 3 - we met our tour guide this morning, Ahmed, who's English was pretty damn amazing! We started off our tour of Fez with a panorama view of the city, which showed the old city/medina and the new part of the city. Also, got to see the mountains where all the weed is grown. Even though it is illegal here the police turn a blind eye to ...
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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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