Our first night in Casablanca and we have a meeting to meet with our guide for the week, Abdulla, and also the rest of our group of eleven people. We have two other couples and the rest are single women of varying ages. Our guide explains the Intrepid Tours policies and goes over it itinerary for the week. Our group is from Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and New Zealand. We are the sole Americans.
We all go out to dinner with Abdulla and have a great night getting to know each other. It is a lovely group people. After all purchasing bottled water for our travels tomorrow we settle in at the Medina Hotel.
Most of this next day is traveling by crowded train or taxi to our destination in the old capital of Rabat and then the ancient town of Moulay Idriss. This gives us a chance to interact with the local people who are all friendly and charming.
Our guide explained that the buildings were painted bright blue to discourage mosquitos and white to help deflect the sun!