Casablanca – Rick’s Café

August 20 –  Got up early, had breakfast together in our hotel suite. Relaxed in the hotel room most of the morning while watching more news on BBC and Al-Jazeera.

By the afternoon Jonny’s leg was feeling somewhat better, and we decided to stroll leisurely down to the Mosque (2,5 km from our Hotel) by the waterfront and were awed by its grandeur and magnificence.

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca (© Mervin Smucker)

Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca (© Mervin Smucker)

From there we went to Rick’s Café nearby for drinks and had a few interesting exchanges and took some photos of us together with the bar tenders. The Café was named after the Rick’s Café in the movie „Casablanca“ (starring Humpfrey Bogart!), although this Rick’s Café did not exist at the time the movie was made.

Rick's Café Casablanca (© Mervin Smucker)

Rick’s Café Casablanca (© Mervin Smucker)

We then casually strolled along the streets of Casablanca while returning to our Hotel to relax, check emails and whatsapps and to watch more interesting news reports on our favorite TV channels. We walked 13 km today.

Mervin Smucker