Long time no post. Well, I have other school responsibilities and could not travel anywhere for some time. But since that’s over, i’m hoping to see you more often 🙂 Let’s get started.
Casablanca was where I spent nearly most of my time whilst in Morocco. I volunteered at a cultural centre there from Monday to Wednesday and spent the rest of the week travelling the country or in Casablanca itself.
It’s the economic capital of Morocco and is characterized by its Art Deco architecture and red taxis. I would say it was the most multicultural city among all the cities I visted. We honestly spent most our time eating, shopping and going to the beach. Morocco Mall is the main shopping destination together with Maarif which is the high street in Casablanca.
For swimming, we went to Ain Diab beach which is always full but you can always find little patches here and there where you can seat back and relax with no one pestering you.
I volunteered with AIESEC to teach English at IDMAJ Cultural Centre which was a tram ride away. However, there were quite a number of English teachers already so I switched to teaching photography. The language barrier was quite strong we were given a translator/guide in the class. Teaching photography was fun. We didn’t fully understand each other but the smile on their faces when they held the camera in their hands was worth it.
HASSAN II MOSQUE. (مسجد الحسن الثاني)
Hassan II mosque was the highlight of my Casablanca travels. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the 13th largest in the world. It also has the largest minaret at 210 metres detailed with Moroccan tiling. The amount of exquisite detailing in it gives a sense of holiness to the entire structure.
For more on how you can plan your own Morocco trip; check out my Plan Your Trip post HERE
Have a lovely week!