Casablanca Travel Blog› entry 6 of 25 › view all entries
We finally arrived in Casablanca and proceeded to head to the architectural wonder that is the Hassan II mosque. This is the second largest mosque in the world, following the Blue Mosque in Turkey, which is the largest.
There we were strolling through the massive courtyard outside the mosque with our second tour guide Rashid (Asham left us in Rabat, was it something we said :-))
We did not know that we needed to purchase our tickets to enter the mosque by a certain time, so we were just casually walking across the courtyard snapping away with our cameras until we noticed Rashid getting a little agitated and hurrying us along.
After our tour of the mosque, we headed towards our hotel in Casablanca. Later that evening we met with the rest of our tour group (only a few us of started out in Tangier). It ended up being an all-female tour (excluding our tour guide and driver), much to the disappointment of Jade, the youngest in our group. All in all, there were 12 of us. I just kept saying oh boy 12 females, together for the next 12 days. I just looked at our tour guide with pity, which by the way was no longer Rashid. We now had a third tour guide, Mustafa (who did stay with us for the rest of our tour until the end, brave soul) and our second driver, Redwin. Oh I forgot to mention that our first driver also departed in Casablana. Seriously did we smell, was it something we said, starting to get a complex now.