Last week I finally managed to make my first foray into Africa by visiting Morocco’s largest city, Casablanca!
Africa is my fifth continent (and Morocco my 34th country!) and I was more than a little excited to be there. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect though, hearing all different reports about Africa and Morocco itself from numerous sources.
One thing I did expect to find in Africa was colour, and I wasn’t disappointed!
How amazing is this simple bus stop?! I love it and wish all the bus stops in Scotland were decorated as beautifully. It might even encourage me to take the bus!
I knew there would be a lot of poverty in Morocco but it was still shocking to see people living in huts and makeshift houses in the shadow of the stunning Hassan II Mosque, which is the tower you see in the distance. This is also right next to where a multi-million pound, state of the art marina is being built so I image many of the people living here are workers in the construction site.
Hassan II Mosque is the third largest mosque in the Islamic world and can house an incredible 105,000 worshipers at any one time!
I adored these tiled fountains outside the mosque, with the imposing Moorish architecture of the building looming in the background.
I NEED these tiles in my life. Absolutely gorgeous!
I had been dreaming of the colourful mosaic tiles that are so prevalent in Morocco which I found in abundance however, I hadn’t been expecting to find some wonderful street art too.
We stumbled upon this amazing street art when attempting to find the Old Medina of the city (which is absolutely worth a visit if you’re in Casablanca) and I was blown away by it.
I’ll be writing much more about Morocco in the coming weeks including what to wear when visiting this religious country and the things to do and see in Casablanca so stay tuned!