Lost in Morocco, Part 1: Casablanca

You will find the Lost in Morocco, Part 1: Casablanca video presentation (9:40 minutes) below the introductory text.

In March, 2023, Gail and I spent three weeks wandering through Morocco. We arrived by air in Casablanca, made our way by the high speed train, Al Boraq, to Tangier, by CTM highway buses to Chefchaouen and then Fes, by Toyota Land Cruiser to distant Erg Chigaga in the Sahara desert and onwards to Marrakech and, finally, by train back to Casablanca and our return flight to Canada.

Clearly, this wasn’t our usual walking vacation. However, each of the cities visited, in particular the still thriving medinas, are historically and contemporaneously pedestrian paradises. If getting lost in a labyrinth of narrow lanes and streets—sized to a person and not a car—is the sign of a good walk then Morocco’s medinas are worthy destinations for the foot traveller. 

This series of video blog posts may seem unconnected to the largely photo-centric technical videos on my WalkClickMake YouTube channel or the long-distance walking posts on my WalkClickMake blog site. 

But, really, Lost in Morocco is a synthesis of the three intertwined themes of both sites:  

Walk: the tight streets and lanes of Morocco’s historic medinas.

Click: the many, many photos, most taken with an OM-D E-M1 Mark II and Olympus Zuiko 12-40 f2.8 Pro lens and a few with an iPhone 13 Pro Max; the sounds captured with Roland CS-10EM Binaural Microphones and a Zoom H1n Handy Recorder. 

Make: the audio/video “slideshows” assembled in Final Cut Pro with narration by Gail and me.

Gail and I hope you enjoy Lost In Morocco.

Be sure to click the Full Screen icon in the bottom right corner for the best viewing experience. 

10 thoughts on “Lost in Morocco, Part 1: Casablanca

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  1. Have really been enjoying this series, David. Definitely looks like a walking place. I wouldn’t have thought, actually.

  2. Thank you so much for putting this together and sharing!! You are amazing travelers! No kidding – that was a full day!! What are all the cranes by the ocean – are they for unloading/loading freight? Would you say the area (whether medina or the French protectorate) is growing in population and is building, or is static, or is even declining in population? There were not many people in your photos.

    1. Hi Gloria. You are correct, the cranes are for loading and unloading ships in port. I can’t say if Tangier’s population is growing or not. Not to worry though, there are plenty of people plying the narrow streets. The population grows substantially due to tourists arriving on day tours from Spain, either Tarifa or Malaga. Tarifa is only a 20-30 km boat ride away.

  3. I’ve been really looking forward to this series having travelled to Morocco in 2009. Thanks for creating and posting.

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