Tag: Travel Morocco

Travel Report: Essaouira, Morocco.

October 2008. I’m not likely to ever forget my arrival in the Moroccan city of Essaouira. The rain had started coming down hard during our bus trip from Marrakech. By the time we’d arrived the situation had upgraded itself from crappy to full-blown-evil storm. I’d heard that Essaouira’s nickname is The Windy City, but come […]

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Travel Report: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca.

Hassan II Mosque. October 2008. “There’s nothing to see in Casablanca”, a misinformed Australian once told me. Ok… it’s true that the city isn’t exactly packed with sights. However, this jaw-dropping mosque is pretty much reason alone to make the journey. After all, this is Morocco’s largest mosque and the third biggest in the world! […]

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Travel Report: Marrakech.

October 2008. When most people think of Marrakech, the first image that comes to mind is the city’s incredible market square, Jemaa el-Fnaa. Buzzing with activity morning, day and night; there are smoky food stalls, flashy restaurants, cosy cafes, colorful fabric shops and persistent hawkers flogging all manner of souvenirs. Amid the bustling crowds, you’ll […]

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