eight Hour Layover in Casablanca Morocco

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April 2018 – Oh no not A different Layover, this time nearly eight hours in Casablanca Morocco. Now I enjoy Layovers, this time I was so tired, I flew from Nairobi Kenya, my flight left at 7 AM, and had to be at the airport at five AM, final portion of my five nation travel and was returning household to Texas, Kenya, NYC, Casablanca and to Austin. I barely got any sleep as I was in a hostel in Nairobi and a household showed up at midnight and woke every person up. A single of the items about staying in a hostel that tends to make me not remain at hostels, its just they are inexpensive and a wonderful way to meet fellow travelers.

The flight stopped in N’Djamena Chad on the way to Casablanca, I attempted to get off the plane at N’Djamena Chad, was not permitted, also I would have the hassle of re-booking my flight back to Texas. So its a very good issue I did not get off, the force was with me on that one particular.

N’Djamena Chad

So I arrived in Casablanca and headed straight to international connections, hoping to sleep at the airport, talked to Airlines people, I was flying Air Morocco to New York.  They Informed me because my flight was not for one more 7 or so hours, I could use their transit hospitality solutions. So I was off to the extended Visa line and soon after that headed to the airlines workplace. There I was offered some sort of a voucher for a hotel and told exactly where to catch a shuttle. Subsequent issue I am on the shuttle and headed to a  hotel. At the hotel I ate a shitty cold meal, some of it, and soon after the meal was offered a space to nap. It was a decent space with hot shower, soon after a good shower, I was not so tired any longer, went down to to the reception, handed the keys to the space. I spoke with the reception people and asked about a cab that would take to see the city and drop me back to the airport in time for my flight. They told me that would expense 50 Euros, this was a after in a lifetime issue and I agreed.

French: I speak french, my Cab (Taxi) driver spoke Arabic and French, no English. Possessing been to Marrakesh, I am glad to speak it. So if you are going to be in Morocco study some fundamental French, it come handy in lot of African nations. 

Airport to the Casablanca city center is a very good 45 minutes. Now this was a weekend and I did not come across a lot website traffic although going to the city. So I got speaking to the Taxi driver, he gave me a tour of the city. He asked me if this was my initial time in Morocco, I mentioned 2nd and had visited Marrakesh, he went off and told me Casablanca was mush much better and a lot less costly than Marrakesh. So anyways, I was sort of busy taking photographs and just nodded to him.

We drove previous the

Cathedral

Quartier Habous

Old Medina

Hassan II Mosque

Its ideal by the ocean and the complete location is just attractive. I stroll and saw the developing from outdoors in admiration and felt he cool ocean breeze, with the sound of the waves.

Immediately after my final quit at the Mosque, the Taxi drive supplied to take me to a coffee shop, I agreed and we went to the remarkable coffee shop, I had a mint tea and he had a coffee. There had been males only, we sat at the outdoors location and I was people today watching in a city which I had only noticed in a film Casablanca, ‘ Here’s Searching At You, Kid’. That quit at the coffee shop was the finest portion of my layover, I like the encounter of getting portion of the culture.

Now it was time to head back to the Airport, I was late. And we met website traffic, The Cab driver did not drive speedy, he although had some capabilities to reduce by means of website traffic, and kept saying to me in French ‘Je Roule’. And he dropped me off in time, ofcourse I tipped him five further euros.

Now at the airport there had been extended lines for exit customs and Immigration, and I produced it to the boarding gate just in time.

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