Casablanca to Marrakech

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After a lovely day at the mosque and the souk last Sunday, our group went out to dinner with the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs – the venue was Rick’s Place, a play on the Humphrey Bogart movie, although, of course, it was not filmed in Morocco. It was, however, a beautiful old restored building and we enjoyed it very much.

The rest of the week was filled with our conference agenda, which included a tour of the Consulate on Monday, followed by a relaxing reception on the lawn of the Consul General’s house.

Tuesday, the regional consular officers (RCOs) met for the afternoon (we’re only all together twice per year), then we did an “escape room” where you solve a series of puzzles to get out. We always have a good time together. Other nights I had dinner with friends; our last night in town, some of the RCOs walked to a nice Moroccan restaurant for dinner.

Saturday the tour guide picked me up at the hotel, and we picked up John at the airport! We drove to Marrakech – about a three hour drive – had lunch, and got settled in our hotel. We were pooped.

Today we spent touring around the city with our guide. A lot of walking, a lot of pretty architecture, good food, crazy traffic, lots of other tourists – kind of a sensory overload, but fun!

Buying bread

Buying bread

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