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Location - North Africa; Capital - Rabat; Population - 32 million; Currency - Morocco Dirham MORE MOROCCO

The flight to Cameroon stopped off at Casablanca so we had a couple of days in Morocco en route - November 2008.


mornoteThe Moroccan Dirham









mor102I've no idea where these doors led - I didn't want to mess with the gatekeeper. Close to Bab Mrisa, one of the gates leading to Salé medina (the old town).


mor100The walls that enclose Salé medina


mor101Salé medina walls

















mor106Sleeping in a palm shadow, Salé

















mor104Wandering through the medina souq, Salé


mor108From Salé cross the bridge and you'll get this view of Rabat's Kasbah des Oudaias

















mor109The walls of the Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat's citadel or fortress

















mor111Inside the Kasbah des Oudaias is a compact area of blue and whitewashed buildings divided by narrow alleyways, Rabat


mor110It's a colourful area to wander around - Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat


mor115Plantpots line a street in the Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat





















mor114A closer look - Kasbah des Oudaias, Rabat



mor117Within the Kasbah des Oudaias are the Andalusian Gardens - Rabat
















mor119Andalusian Gardens, Rabat




















mor123The entrance to the Mohammed V Mosque and Mausoleum, seen in the background - Rabat


mor128The marble covered Mohammed V Mausoleum houses the former king, who died in 1961 - Rabat



mor126Outside Mohammed V Mausoleum, Rabat

















mor131Opposite the mausoleum is the Tour Hassan, or Hassan Tower, Rabat





















mor121The minaret dates back to the late 12th century - Hassan Tower, Rabat


mor130A view of Rabat's new marina. Beyond the marina is Salé.


mor134Walking down Boulevard Houphouet Boigny, Casablanca

















mor138Hassan II Mosque is the second largest mosque in the world (Mecca being the largest) - Casablanca
















mor140It's courtyard can hold 80,000 worshippers - Casablanca


mor141Hassan II Mosque was opened in 1993, Casablanca



mor144Decorations adorning Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca



















mor142At 200 metres high, Hassan II's minaret is the world's tallest - Casablanca


mor150Get lost in Casablanca's medina





















mor147Just outside the medina is Rick's Cafe, a homage to the film Casablanca


mor148Inside Rick's Cafe, Casablanca



mor152The area around Place Mohammed V is a lively one, especially at the weekend - Casablanca

















mor154The Prefecture's clocktower rises high above a fountain near Place Mohammed V, Casablanca
















mor156The Sacre Couer Cathedral, Casablanca


mor157There's evidence of Casablanca's French colonial architecture just north of Place Mohammed V



mor159Colonial building, Casablanca

















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