Trip Start Apr 28, 2007
65Trip End Oct 26, 2007
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We arrived at the railway station after a 4 hour train trip, to spot the Hotel Ibis which looked particularly attractive after our Moroccan bathroom experiences so far, but we had booked into Hotel Central where James had stayed a few weeks earlier. This was on the edge of the Medina and on a square where the end of a Ramadan day was warming up. Jen could have done with a good western style bathroom, particularly after her experiences with a 2nd class loo on the train (we won't go into the details unnecessarily) but we stayed because the guy at reception was so friendly and helpful. He directed us to a very good restaurant, but when we finally got there it was shut for Ramadan. We (Brian) did eat there the next day - the full Moroccan feast after sunset, which seems to be part of the breaking of the fast during Ramadan.
In Casablanca we visited the largest mosque outside Mecca, and the only one which non-Muslims may enter. With 20,000 metres of space there is room for 25,000
For the rest of the day we were up to little more than lounging on a rather average beach, the Ain Daib, and noting that the local women didn't really "do" beaches other than in full length and decorous dress.
Where I stayed