Rabat, Casablanca and the Marjane
Trip Start Mar 11, 2009
55Trip End Jan 05, 2010
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Distance covered today = 294 km
Total distance = 453 km
18th - Came back to the Marjane (supermarket) to try for the Mauritania visa, a few of us have remained on the truck whilst the rest have gone exploring. Still waiting for our last group member to turn up.
19th - Spent half a day in Casablanca, a sprawling European-style city, which is home to wide boulevards and imposing Hispano-Moorish and Art Deco buildings. About half the group went while the rest stayed in Rabat, and our last group member Tamara finally arrived.
Explored the Medina - the oldest part of the town - and walked towards the mosque on the coast passing the famous Rick's Cafe (from the movie). The enormous and incredibly ornate Hasan II mosque is defintely worth the visit, I didn't go in but others that did said it was very interesting and beautiful.
Went back to Rabat and celebrated Kirsten's 22nd birthday, the first birthday party of the trans.
20th - Still no Mauritania visa so we're heading off to see the Volubilis Roman Ruins north of Meknes. Leaving our 2nd home in Rabat, and Morocco, the Marjane.