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Morocco...another adventure


I was bitten by the bug again....the travel variety. It is time to get away for a little change of scenery...and....what better place for this but...Morocco. This means that it is also time for me to dust off the "proverbial" pen and start documenting the adventures of our upcoming trip. Flights are booked on Royal Air Maroc, reservations made at riads, kasbahs, Berber tents, a night camping in the desert and camel trekking. I'm trying to travel light but that has been the plan everywhere we've travelled and I still always bring more than needed.

Rick is as thrilled as usual but actually showed some interest and asked a relevant question. "What is the temperature there? " That's about as excited as he gets at this point. (He'll come around...he always does.... and always ends up enjoying the experience). Now, if only he can remember that it is Morocco we are going to....not Monaco.

Why Morocco?

Well, it's an easy country to travel to...its close proximity to Europe and a diverse culture brings people from around the world.

We don't need a Visa

It is one of the safer countries to visit. Here's a fun fact: Morocco's relationship with the United States dates back to 1777 ... Morocco was the first nation to officially recognize the US as an independent nation....and we've been friends ever since!

Food. It is known as the culinary hub of North Africa. (I can't wait)

One week before our flight, the news on television announced that our new President has issued an electronics ban on direct inbound flights from certain countries, one of them....being Morocco. We can only carry our cellphones or medical devices on board....no cameras, ipads, electronic games, computers, etc.... we need to pack them in our luggage in checked baggage.

We arrive at the airport at 6:00 p.m. (the recommended 3 hour pre-departure check-in time), are handed our boarding passes and then told that our flight is delayed 4 hours. We are given vouchers for dinner and 8000 travel miles in compensation. At 1:30 a.m. we finally take off and to our surprise our flight is half empty! There are plenty of seats for us to lay down and relax. The flight is smooth, the food decent ....what more could we ask for?! Seven hours later at the airport in Casablanca our transport is waiting patiently for us and drives us to our Villa in Rabat.

And so the adventure begins!


Posted by Linda Fluckiger 15:12 Archived in Morocco Tagged rabat 40th casablance

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