Morrocco: Rabat – Medina

This is my trip to Morocco. We had a wonderful time there. I tell you  – go and visit this amazing country. The Moroccan landscape ist unique and people are very nice. I went there several times, this is my trip in August 2017.

On the the first day of my journey (August 11) I met my son Jonathan in Chicago at O’Hare at noon. We flew together to JFK Airport in New York. After a ca. 6 hour wait at JFK we flew directly to Casablanca. We spent the night on the plane. I must say, I slept very little.

Next day (August 12) we landed in Casablanca. We met my daughter Julia at the airport, changed money and took some pictures. Then went by train to Rabat. We strolled through the Medina, visited the incomplete mosque  and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V , and walked along the polluted beach by the Atlantic Ocean. At the end we walked a total of 11 km that day.

Hassan Tower and the remains of the mosque in Rabat, Morocco (© Mervin Smucker)

Hassan Tower and the remains of the mosque in Rabat, Morocco (© Mervin Smucker)

This building, Hassan Tower, was supposed to be the minaret of one of the tallest mosques in the world. The mosque was never finished, however, and an earthquake destroyed most of what had been constructed. Only the tower and pillars survived and serve today as an important historical landmark in Rabat.

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V (© Mervin Smucker)

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V (© Mervin Smucker)

Rabat (© Mervin Smucker)

Rabat (© Mervin Smucker)

Mervin Smucker

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