3/21/13 – Mifdal and Khadija drove Libby and me to Casablanca so we could see this famous city as well as catch the train back to Rabat. We drove along the coast and again through very rural areas. We stopped at the Casablanca Mall – very modern, very upscale – where there was a Starbucks and every top tier international store one can imagine. The Mall is quite a stark different from the poverty that we drove through just a few km away. After the Mall we had the wonderful opportunity to see and walk around the Hassan II Mosque. This absolutely beautiful mosque is built right on the Atlantic shore and is a stunning building. Unfortunately time ran short and we had to say our farewells at the train station; however, I know that we will see each other again. We then all met up in Rabat at the same hotel as before and catch up with each other, had a debriefing session, had some time to explore the city and got ready for the journey home.
Learning how to weave a rug in Rabat