"The One & Only CASABLANCA" Casablanca by Krystynn

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Casablanca In The 21st Century

Welcome to the bustling city of CASABLANCA - the commercial heartbeat of the Kingdom of Morocco!

The most famous Moorish monument must surely be the Hassan II Mosque. Three times the size of London's St. Paul's Cathedral, it boasts a 530ft high minaret with a 30-mile-long laser beam pointing towards Mecca.

I know this next suggestion may sound very touristy... but what the heck! We are tourists after all, aren't we? :-) Don't miss Bar Casablanca, which recaptures the atmosphere of the fabled "Rick's Bar", made famous in the movie "Casablanca" (starring Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman). Remember the immortal words - "Play it again, Sam"

CASABLANCA is modern, clean, safe and everyone's really friendly and the guys here don't gawk at a woman as if she were the only living thing on planet Earth. :-)

Of course, what attracted me most about this city is it's unique architecture - that comes in the form of the Hassan II Mosque. Reportedly, the BIGGEST mosque in the world, it is worth spending time to go and explore this site. I was so overwhelmed, that when I left this city, I discovered that I hadn't taken many other pictures but of this mosque. Duh.

Back to the historical background of Casablanca:

It was the Berbers who first settled here... and it was later taken over by the Arab invaders. However, it was the Europeans who greatly influenced its history. Taken over by the Portuguese in the 1500s, it stayed until the 1700s when a massive earthquake almost destroyed the entire city.

In the 1800s, Casablanca became a port for European nations exporting grain and wool from central Morocco.

In the 1900s, the French took over the City which explains for the huge French influence here. :-)

". . .If people and their manner of living were alike everywhere, there would not be much point in moving from one place to another."
- Paul Bowles

Copyright (c) Krystynn 2003
Please do not take my personal pics without prior permission.


  • Last visit to Casablanca: Oct 1998
  • Intro Updated Jan 19, 2004
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  • Oana_bic's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2006 at 7:48 AM

    Brilliant tips - Im going with another female friend of mine - European but living in Tunis so she is an expert of getting around this kind of hustle:)

  • Mar 19, 2006 at 8:54 AM

    Hi Krystynn, Thank you so much for the very helpful tips on Casablanca. Much appreciated! Greetings!

  • Tijavi's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2006 at 1:29 PM

    Thanks for these very helpful tips. Cheers!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2005 at 4:27 PM

    you sure get around the world ;-)))

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2004 at 6:26 AM

    Many very useful tips for Morocco! In Casa, I did as you did and concentrated on Mosque Hassan II !

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Aug 9, 2004 at 10:22 AM

    Wow, Krystynn - a heap of very useful advises. I'll need them badly. I'm going to visit Moroco on November. Thanks!

  • Hosell's Profile Photo
    Dec 1, 2003 at 6:25 AM

    Great and very informative page about Casablanca!! hope to visit Morocco someday,it is so close to Spain!!! :-)

  • hevbell's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2003 at 2:18 AM

    great page!

  • phil_uk_net's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2003 at 5:01 AM

    Very good, practical tips - especially for the solo female traveller. I must consult you some time about my choice of foundation. Hey Krystynn, thighs are quite erotic here too!

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2003 at 11:52 AM

    Great page! I did not expect that Casablanca is so beautiful! Oh yes, be always careful with the water.


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