Rabat - Our first lunch together, the cameras were getting to know one another while we ate our first of many tajines!
We meet our Nat Geo Travel Friends & Explore the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Even more Day 1 - Casablanca
Walking the streets of Casablanca - The city seems full of contradictions. They are building luxury residences on the waterfront. Less than 50 feet away are the battered stucco residences which must have been here for hundreds of years. We took this picture just a few steps away from the new Marina development.
More Day 1 - Casablanca
Grand Mosque Hassan II - In the afternoon, we walked from the hotel to what some call the second largest mosque in the world (others say the fifth largest, but we're not going to quibble.
Just outside the mosque was a line of young boys (no girls) jumping from the sea wall into the Atlantic.
Day 1 Casablanca
Day 1 - Casablanca
The first official day of the tour didn't begin until dinner. This morning, we found Casablanca's Central Market. They sell spices by the barrel, fresh fruit and fresh fish.
Day 0 - Casablanca - continued
We managed to find our way to the hotel. After breakfast and a few hours rest, we set out on foot to explore the city. Here's Karen sampling Moroccan tea. It's hot, minty and very sweet.
October 2, 2015 - Day 0
Nearing the coast of Africa
Happily, our flight was uneventful, which is how flights should be. When we woke up, the sun was just rising over the eastern coast of Africa.
October 1 , 2015 - Day (-1)
We arrived at the airport a mere five hours before our flight was scheduled to take-off. That left Karen plenty of time to get caught up on her needlepoint!
Jim & Karen - Photography, Food and Exploring are our priorities - in addition to our kids!