Casablanca - The City -
CASABLANCA is a mixture of occidental modern cities where the oriental exotism is still present. CASA, as everyone call it, is the 5th largest city of the African continent.
Yes it's very modern and is located nearby the seashore.
The picture is from my hotel window towards the harbor!
visit the following places of...
visit the following places of interest:
- Grand Mosque Hassan II
- La Corniche
- Marché Central
- Quartier des Habous
- Royal Golf Anfa
- Royal Golf Mohammedia
These are just some of the must-see tourist attractions here in the city. Don't miss them!
Photo Below: The Grand Hassan II Mosque.
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND
How much tipping?
The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), which is sub-divided into 100 centimes.
Unless a service charge is added, tipping is expected and around 10-15% of the bill is customary in higher-class restaurants. When dining in traditional restaurants and cafés, a few dirhams may be left as a tip.
Bellboys and porters may be tipped five or ten dirhams per bag, and chamber service five or ten dirhams per night's stay. Taxi journeys can be rounded up to the nearest dirham.
How to dress?
The dominant religion of Morocco is Islam, which advocates certain dress ethics that differ between sexes. As a general rule, it is appropriate to dress modestly.
Traditionally, Arab women cover their faces with veils, though this custom is changing. However, women should not wear anything that may be considered too revealing. Shoulders, arms, and legs should be covered up. Loose clothing is recommended as it disguises the figure.
Gentlemen are advised to wear long trousers (unless playing a sport or relaxing by the hotel swimming pool). When in public, a shirt should be worn that fully covers the shoulders
The official language of Morocco is Arabic; however, Berber dialects are often spoken, especially in more rural locations. French is the preferred language for business, in government, and in education, but English and Spanish are also commonly used throughout the country for business.
Visitors must remove their shoes before entering a mosque, and clothing should be modest.
It is unacceptable to take photographs of any woman whose face is covered by a veil.
Women are allowed to sit at the terrace of cafés but they still rather go inside.
Thank you for visiting - Hope you had FUN !
Parc de la Ligue Arabe
Parc de la Ligue Arabe is the biggest park in Casablanca. It looked fantastic especially that I always loved palm trees :-).
Generally park is in French style but surely with African plants.
Made in 1918, this magnificent garden contained a children's amusement park, cafes and small restaurants. It was very nice place for walking, relaxing, coffee break etc.
Every now and then on the highways you will come to a stop at toll booths which follows the French style of toll collecting. The fees are not considered high for tourists but too high for the average local and so these roads do not tend to be too busy.