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Casablanca, Morocco

Under construction or destruction?


The big sight here is the Hassan II Grand Mosque. It is quite exquisite inside and has the highest religious minaret in the world (200m), but it blew our mind to see how much of the country’s money they wasted on creating this huge building right on the coast instead of maintaining basic infrastructure. The foundation is only 6 years old but it is already being rusted out by the waves crashing against it. Here are some contrasting images, one image is us in front of the mosque and the other is of the street we walked to get there.

Casablanca was a bit rough around the edges and was pretty interesting to walk through desperately poor streets to end up in a ‘nice’ downtown with a brand new tram. As you probably know by now we like to try to eat the local grub and here it was all about the hoofs!

Out of all of the haircuts Kevin has had on this trip, this guy shined to the top to win Kevin’s ‘best barber’ on the trip award. He didn’t leave any extra singleton hairs, brushed me off with talc, didn’t try to cheat me, and most importantly didn’t shave the front of my widow’s peak off with a razor!

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 22:29 Archived in Morocco

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