Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Casablanca & Rabat 卡萨布兰卡与拉巴茨

At Rabat 在拉巴

Morocco gained Independence from Spain and France in 1956. It is larger than Malaysia in terms of area with population of 35 millions, in which majority are Arab-descent Berber.

The language spoken are Moroccan Arabic and Berber. Most of the population also speaks French and Spanish.

We have a comfortable stay in Abdel's house and treated warmly by his parents. His mother ensured we have enough of food throughout the day.

She prepared breakfast for us in the morning, tea in the late afternoon and a scrumptious Moroccan dinner in the evening.

Mint tea (tea with fresh mint and sugar) is the most common and regularly drink at home or cafe. Moroccans have a sweet tooth, all beverages and drinks are sugar added.

On 5/9, Abdel's aunty (mom's younger sister) who was staying about 20 kms away, invited us over for lunch.

Her specialty is FISH !

We were feted to a delicious all-fish meal ... a Moroccan fish banquet of our life time, delightful to eyes, delicious beyond words to taste !(see pictures)

After lunch, we invited her to join us for an short outing to Casablanca.

Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco. It is a seaport and commercial center of the country.

We visited the famous Hassan II mosque and its nearby beach front.

It was just a "touch and go" visit to the city ...

On our way home, we stopped by a community culture event of Fantasia, an event of horse-riding and riffles firing.

We also visited Rabat, capital and second largest city of Morocco.

(See Casablanca and Rabat pictures in Facebook)

(short video of Fantasia)

Casablanca 卡萨布兰卡



Abdel 的家非常的舒适,父母也很热情的接待我们。他的妈妈更是照顾我们的饮食无微不至,把我们喂的饱饱的。


这里最普遍的就是喝薄荷茶 -中国茶叶,放进新鲜的薄荷叶,加糖。摩洛哥人民的品味偏向甜,所以茶及其他饮料都加糖。

5/9, Abdel 的阿姨(母亲的妹妹)邀请我们共进午餐。她的家大约在20公里外的一个市镇。











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