A day trip to Marrakesh, Morocco

In early December 2017 I spent a week anchored in Casablanca (see my blog entry) and took in a day trip to Rabat and now this time a day trip to Marrakesh.  Marrakesh is the the fourth largest city in Morocco, 240 km south of Casablanca, and serves as a major economic center and tourist […]

The overlooked – Casablanca, Morocco

I anchored my one week of Moroccan travel in early December 2017 from Casablanca, the largest city of 3.5 million people.  Also known from the 1942 film Casablanca (but filmed in Hollywood) staring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman (with the famous line, “Play it, Sam!”), this Atlantic coast city is often overlooked in favour of […]

Visiting a souk and mausoleum in Rabat, Morocco

When traveling in North African countries the markets and bazaars are called souks and are a must see.  A short distance from the Kasbah of the Udayas was a busy souk.  I don’t typically buy souvenirs during my travels, save for fridge magnets, but I couldn’t resist buying some saffron. Pure argan oil is harvested […]

Kasbah of the Udayas, Rabat, Morocco

Early December 2017 I spent a week in Morocco, mostly based out of Casablanca, but did manage to take a bus to Rabat for the day.  The highlight of my day was a visit to the Kasbah of the Udayas built in the 12th century at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river.  As you […]

A Remembrance Sunday stroll in Central London, England

I flew into London for the Remembrance Day long weekend in November 2017 and spent Remembrance Sunday strolling through central London starting from my lodgings located near the Pimlico tube station.  The Central London Map & Guide I received with my Heathrow Express train ticket the day before was very handy.  I walked along the […]