Barcelo Casablanca Hotel
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... to trade goods like the citizens of Morocco have been doing for centuries. My peer and I would examine eachothers goods and calculate how much we spent and then we would decide who the winner was. We arrive at Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca at 7:25 PM and immediately board a taxi. We arrive at 10:45 PM. We were allotted plenty of Moroccan Dirham to spend. There was plenty of victuals and goods to ...
... quoted 15 dirham's per person, which is equivalent to $1.70 USD. Although that was higher than the tour book said was an appropriate price, it was almost 11 at night, we wanted to get to our hotel, we were talking about a few dollars' difference, so we just paid it. If I went back again I would haggle more and not pay more than 15 dirhams in total, but in the grand scheme of things it isn’t something I regret paying. The taxi ride from the train station to the medina ...
... 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 ...
... s great. And in the morning, his mother served us a wonderful breakfast spread. We said our goodbyes and went to visit the great mosque (the third largest in the world) which is Casablanca's main tourist draw. After that, we wandered around the medina and did some shopping. Mostly it was exciting to pick out a birthday gift for our host sister Joumana who turns 18 today. I also bought a pair of really fun "Ali Baba" ...
... yet in reality, most tourists and travellers bypass it or simply use it as a transit point heading north or south. It is the commercial and economic hub of the country but its medina is not on the same scale as a Meknes, Fez or Marrakech. But we were only 20km from it and had touched its outskirts anyway when we had visited Nissan....it would be crazy not to give it the benefit of the doubt....surely there must be something appealing...somewhere!