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Ait Ben Haddou – a World Heritage Site

Here is a picture from the bus. It shows how the Berber people live today in the Atlas Mountains. Yesterday, on Friday, July 10, we had a chance to see Ait Ben Haddou a very old Berber village.  You can find Ait Ben Haddou easily on this map, near the …

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The Atlas Mountains

Hello again! Each day I am getting comments from new people. Annie, thank you for your sweet comments. I am very glad to see that you are all travelling with us. Today we crossed the Atlas Mountains. It was a long and slow journey. Some of us needed Gravol to …

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Marrakech : Moroccan style entertainment

Here is our very entertaining dinner in Marrakech in a building decorated like a palace. We had lots of fun! By the way, the temperature in Marrakech was 45 degrees Celsius.

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Marrakech: Djemaa El Fna + tajine pot

All roads in Marrakech seem to lead to Djemaa el Fna – a gigantic public square that is the medina’s ( medina = old town) most important marketplace. The city’s medina is considered one of the finest examples of its type in Morocco and has been declared a UNESCO World …

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Marrakech, one of Morocco’s imperial cities.

Moroccan countryside on our way from Casablanca to Marrakech (three hour drive on the highway). And an African gas station. Today, on Thursday, July 9, we spent the entire day in Marrakech. It was hot!!!! But we are not complaining. Known as the “red city” because of its massive ramparts …

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Casablanca, Rick’s Cafe

Thank you all for checking my blog and for writing comments. It is fun to receive comments from you my dear blog readers. This is my last post from Casablanca. The next one will be from Marrakech, where we were all day today, enjoying a very, very hot day. Before …

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Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque

Here we are, in front of Hassan II Mosque. Please read about this building, it is fascinating. The information is from Carole French’s book Morocco. This brainchild and crowning achievement of King Hassan II, this phenomenal building is the world’s third-largest mosque, after Mecca and Medina. It was built to …

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Casablanca, Morocco’s most cosmopolitan city.

I would add to this title that it is Morocco’s very European city. We started the day with an organized tour of Casablanca. Our guide, Faoud, tried his best to present many aspects of the city, its history, economy, attractions etc. He is very knowledgeable and energetic. You can see his …

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