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We headed off from tarifa today by ferry to morocco. It's only a 35 mins by ferry which is pretty amazing. I was hoping to see some orcas which are quite common in the strait, but unfortunately we didn't. There were plenty of dolphins though. We landed in tangier in morocco which looked like a nice town, nice beaches. We then jumped on a train to Casablanca, famous from the movie if course, but was never actually shot here. Not that you would guess. We ...
Stayed in a home stay in Moulay Iddriss with a lovely Moroccan family and after breakfast of the lovely fresh orange juice, paratha-type bread with honey and olives set off to Volubilis It is a Roman ruin which is quite extensive with lovely views down to the fertile valley behind. There is the traditional road leading down the hill with arches of entry and it was explained that this ...
... Casablanca has approx 5 million people, so is a pretty big city. I arrived safely at my hotel. After looking at many different hotels I had decided on the Novotel city centre. All of the hotels talk about having views over the Hassan II mosque, but really it is still a 30 minute walk away. The next day I decides to explore, and I am very grateful for google maps. While I had mapped out where I needed to go before I left my hotel, the ...
... way we could experience some of this. The city tour took us to see the beaches on the outskirts and many city sights, including the city’s racetrack and golf course, with many stops for photos on the way. Some areas of the city had lavish mansions, obviously owned by wealthy people and other areas were so poor and littered you could hardly imagine anyone could live there. Inevitably we ended up at our driver’s “family’s ...
... a petit taxi for me. They informed me that these are much cheaper than the normal taxis. With the window rolled down and the cab pulling away, I thanked them in French and Arabic, which I think they enjoyed.
When the driver stopped at the Hassan II mosque, I looked out the window in delight—I had no idea that Hassan II was the third-largest mosque in the world. After spending about an hour walking around the French-designed ...
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