What do you think of when you hear the word “Casablanca”. For me it has always conjured up a sense of the exotic and romance. I guess everyone who has ever seen the famous movie “Casablanca” feels the same however it is not like that at all. Quite a large city in fact the largest in Morocco around 4.5 million people live here.
Casablanca was our first stop on a 13 day Casablanca tour of Morocco. We had a couple of days here before starting our tour of Morocco with Peregrine Adventures who I can highly recommend. Of course we went to the Medina where the locals were shopping for food. Such an interesting place we loved all the hustle and bustle of the everyday life here.
The food was great especially the tajine with lamb, boiled eggs and prunes very tasty. Not to mention of course the delicious mint tea. Also visited the famous “Rick’s Cafe” looks just like it did in the movie.
After a couple of days exploring on our own we met up with our tour leader and the other tour members. I love the fact that there were only a lucky 13 on our tour. The first day of our tour was a trip to the Mosque of Hassan II, which dominates the Casablanca skyline. There seems to be a lot of debate as to whether this Mosque is the second biggest to the 13th biggest in the world so I really am not sure. Very impressive and right on the water.
Our next stop would be Rabat.