We are going to Africa this time, Morocco
I always loved movie Casablanca and my wish was to travel to Morocco and visit that famous town. I had great expectations and couldn’t wait to see what will town and country offer to me.
Casablanca, thanks to the movie, even thought the movie wasn’t filmed in it, made a myth and you can see some new Sam in Rick’s cafe environment, similar to the one from the movie, plays As time goes by.
The first impression didn’t really knock us off our feet, dirty streets filled with people, smell of the food and tea made us think that those 7 days will be longer than we thought and more than enough.
We settled in the hotel that is in downtown and kindly staff welcomed us nice and helped us with advice about the town and some tourist places. On this trip, we came without our kids so we could rest for a little while and also enjoy in visiting all the amazing places.
Casablanca is town settled on the west side of Morocco on a shore of Atlantic ocean. In its area is Mediterranean climate with the strong influence on weather that comes from the ocean. Summers are long and very hot, while winters are cold, moist but not so long.
Only 15 minutes far away with the car is Habous and it looks impressive, it amazed us with its elaborate arches and decorated buildings. It is much peaceful and cleaner than downtown. It is full of craft shops that sell traditional handmade pottery, leather goods and off course traditional metal lamps that almost every tourist buys.
We spent the time walking along the coast where are located luxury hotel and clubs. At the end of the beach, where sand turns in the rocks it’s located the tomb of the saint Sidi Abdel Rahman, which is almost completely surrounded by water. Temple is home to dozens of families who have built huts around that shrine. The environment is often overwhelmed with families having picnics, surrounded by numerous small stalls where they serve very famous tea.
Usually, we had lunch in downtown and after a short walk and buying some souvenirs we went for Morocco mall. There we enjoyed visiting a multitude of shops, eating ice cream, watching the musical spectacle that fountain in the front of the building makes on every hour. Looks really amazing and breathtaking .
In our tour was also included the visit of Morocco’s capital Rabat. While we traveled from Casablanca to Rabat we watched native people how lives and how do they spend days.
Rabat has a magnificent mausoleum of Mohammed V and the fortress, where on its walls you drink very tasty mint tea and enjoy in palace beauty. In Meknes their monumental walls of sultan Moulay Ismail, for which he wanted to be bigger than Versailles after he was turned down by French princess. In town, Fez is Islamic university from IX century and it’s the oldest medina in the world. It has unique pools for tanning and dyeing leather and it’s under the protection of UNESCO. Using narrow stairs you climb to the roof of the building from where you have an extraordinary sight on rock pools of bright colors on whose fringes dry skin, but also spreads a horrible smell. In Agadir, there are long sandy beaches and you can also see from Atlas mountain ski tracks.
After visiting this beautiful city, we went to sleep because the next day we went home. As much as we had fun we barely waited to return because our boys abnormally missed us.
It was one of the greatest journeys for me. We had really great time, learned a lot about Morrocco’s history and the way people live. I have really big respect for their culture and religion.
Till next time, bye bye…