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Taking pictures of the leisure life in New England and beyond

Casablanca

Casablanca

Welp, I finally got around to editing (many of) the photos from our trip to Morocco and Portugal. I'll post them in the order we did the activities. First up, was Casablanca. After we landed in Casablanca early(ish) in the morning, we took a cab to meet up with some friends who teach at an international school there. They graciously let us shower at their apartment before we ventured into the city to see the Hassan II Mosque and get some food.

Throughout our time in Morocco, we were both mesmerized by the super intricate mosaics. Steu made it his quest to find an error in one and succeeded while we were waiting for friends to hurry up with their haggling in a leather shop in Fez.

This mosque was LARGE. (Per wikipedia, it is the 2nd largest in Africa) It was right on the water and big. As we were walking up my friend, Jason, offered to "take our picture in front of the giant door". I wasn't totally sure what this meant until we rounded the corner and saw the GIANT DOOR.

That door is BIG. We have one photo of the two of us without that other lady in the photo, but I think it's better with the lady. It shows a more accurate representation of the moment. First, we waited for two girls taking selfies to finish up, then this lady shared the door with us. :)

Came for a wedding, stayed for the orange juice.

Came for a wedding, stayed for the orange juice.

When we arrived in Casablanca, one of the first things our friends said to us was "you guys have got to try the orange juice here, it's ruined orange juice in the US for us forever". I thought they were exaggerating until I had my first glass. It was as good as they described it. Anyone who goes to Morocco for the rest of my life, I will tell them "try the orange juice!".

 
Rabat, Not Greece

Rabat, Not Greece

St. Michael's, Maryland

St. Michael's, Maryland