Trip Start Dec 27, 2013
9Trip End Jan 07, 2014
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It was nice to stroll along the waters edge watching the waves crashing onto the shore.
A stop at a famous square, saw the old post office and courthouse and 3 brightly clad men ringing bells, unsure of the meaning I asked the guide who told me it was an old custom toting the bells to alert the local people where they could receive a drink of water. These are now more a tourist attraction I think as they were hoping for some coins to pass by their palms for a photo.
We then visited a Catholic Church built by the French - The Notre Dame de Lourdes completed in the early 50's has 800 metres of stained glass windows, quite a contrast from the mosque we visited earlier but still an impressive sight.A ride around the affluent resident areas with gated property and a visit to a Berber Pharmacy to learn about herbal medicines before The last place to visit (for some passengers it seemed to be the highlight of the day !) was the famous Rick's Cafe the mythical saloon from the 1942 film Casablanca which has been recreated in an old courtyard style mansion built against the walls of the Old Medina.We enjoyed drinks and canapés in this very atmospheric cafe/bar with a showing of the film in the background. It wasn't too long before we had to wend our way out of the joint and back on board.A sail-a-way party in full swing as we left Casablanca for our next destination Agadir.