Saturday, June 30, 2012


June 25, 2012

Casablanca, just the name stirs romance. Names don't make up for reality.

The city is a port of about 5 million. Maybe it is not fair to judge a place just after a long flight and one night, but I don't think we were alone as other travelers agreed, Casablanca is now dirty hole in the wall.

Still, the film was made in a studio. Humphrey Bogart never got close to the place. I don't want to ruin the image of the movie airplane flying into the foggy Casablanca night, separating the lovers forever. Casablanca skies can get foggy.

Now joined by Hanna Siemering whom was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Samoa and now also doing a second spot in the African country of The Gambia, we head by train to the Morocan city of Fez.

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