Morocco – Part 1 (Casablanca)

In April, we explored Morocco on a G Adventures & National Geographic Journeys tour for 14 days. It was a very busy schedule with lots of driving and exploring so I didn’t have time to blog while on the road but did try to post on Instagram as much as possible. Once I got home, it took some time to whittle it down from over 4000 images to finally start sharing my experiences. First up is Casablanca. Our tour didn’t include any sight-seeing in Casa (as the locals call it) so four of us met up with a local guide a day early and explored the old medina (the old walled city) as well as “la nouvelle ville” (the new city) that even includes some lovely art deco architecture. At the end of the tour the guide dropped us off at the Hassan II mosque. The largest in Africa that also boasts the tallest minaret in the world at 210m (690ft). It is also the only mosque in Morocco that also non-Muslims to visit. It can hold up to 25,000 worshippers inside and over 80,000 more on the grounds. It is also impressive considering construction began in the late 1980’s and was completed in 1993. While many people told me to skip Casablanca, I’m really glad I didn’t! Next up – Meknès and Fez.

By the way, I’ll be heading back to Morocco in September of 2020 and am very excited to explore a few new areas. Go to the tours page for more information.

Casablanca (pre-tour)

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