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Casablanca Nostalgia.

Casablanca Nostalgia. October 2008. I’m so glad I put aside some days to explore the underrated Moroccan metropolis of Casablanca. As I’ve hopefully shown in my previous articles, the city is well worth a trip. Even if one only takes a day to visit the wondrous Hassan II Mosque before enjoying dinner at the unmissable Rick’s […]

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Here’s Looking at You, Rick’s Cafe.

Here’s Looking at You, Rick’s Cafe. October 2008. I fell in love with the movie Casablanca when I first saw it as a teenager. Strangely, and quite unlike many of my favourite movies, I have often struggled to explain why I feel it’s such a magical picture. This is a bit pathetic when one considers I […]

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The Spectacular Hassan II Mosque.

Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca. October 2008. Cover photo courtesy of Smartyzs. In the autumn of 2008 I had just gotten married to my first wife, S. Try as I might, I cannot recall how we settled on the idea of Morocco for our honeymoon. But I do remember insisting on spending some time in Casablanca. […]

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