Morocco, Pt. 5

Our Intrepid Moroccan Family Holiday began and ended in Marrakech. Of course we missed the beginning since we missed our flight, but we didn’t miss the ending which included a tour of Marrakech – the palace, the old sections of town, and the market square. I demurred from the snake charmers but Charlie couldn’t resist the monkeys, the Stars of David marked the beginning of the Jewish quarter, as you will have noticed I like to appreciate ceilings with selfies, and past the cooking smoke of the medina the tower of a mosque rose against the sunset…

 

After the tour ended in Marrakech, our wonderful guide Aziz put us on a train to Casablanca. We checked into the funky and aptly named Hotel Central in the old town, then toured ourselves through the medina. It seems there were a few murals, including King Mohammed VI, a map of Morocco, a few iconic images, and of course Rick’s Cafe. Then I went solo to the Grand Mosque of Hassan II, one of the largest in the Islamic world, set majestically against the sea…

 

After Casablanca, we took the train to Tangier and checked into the charming riad, “La Tangerine.” We toured the Kasbah and ancienne medina, but enjoyed lounging at the riad. We met a great family there who were also finishing their tour in Morocco – Roberto & Chelsea, and their kids Gabriel & Maya from Oceanside.

Just some of the pictures in La Tangerina and on the walls of Tangier…

And finally, here’s a vertical pano inside La Tangerine…

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