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Morocco: Walking Around Casablanca

Nikolkaya • 3 minutes read • July 1st, 2016
If you believe the internet, 

Casablanca

is a "business center with skyscrapers, headquarters of major banks and different companies, the city of the avant-garde and new technologies, very similar to southern European cities with hurrying people, women with uncovered faces in miniskirts, high heels and sunglasses". Maybe. But I did not see anything like that. However, I only spent a day there, moreover, the rain had just passed so no one was wearing short garments or sunglasses.  
If you are bored with well-groomed European cities - welcome to the old Medina of 

Casablanca

.
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Once, a bazaar buzzed at the gates of the ancient Medina. Traditions have been preserved - the bazaar is still here.
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But modern Medina is not just a market. There is a school, hotels, and a telegraph.
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Dishes stand like a pale fence on roofs of the citizens of 

Casablanca

.
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However, the water supply line is in the street.
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Therefore, the local residents still wash in the old-fashioned way.
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But they sewed using modern sewing machines, not by hand! 
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Markets are everywhere, at every step, round every corner of the narrow streets.
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Casablanca is a port city, so there were a lot of cats.
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Many of them were lucky and they managed to steal some fish from a stall of sellers.
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Men are really modern, out-spoken and welcoming, happy to pose for the camera.
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But women are still old-fashioned. Anyway, I didn't see any mini-skirts. Perhaps, as always, I was looking in the wrong place.
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Author: Nikolkaya
Source: nikolkaya.livejournal.com
Translated by: Olesya Zhukova

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