“He who hunts for ostrich, will find ostrich.” – Moroccan Proverb
Oh yes, our family is hunting! Hunting hard for our life’s passions fueled by our yearning to be world educated by its unparalleled beauty, diverse culture and history!
Hunt ostrich, find ostrich. Can’t be more appropriate for our family’s ideals on setting family goals and traveling! Set goals, its necessary!
Our Country 31/ 100 Countries Travelled Together as Family is Morocco. Also, the second African country after our adventure in Ethiopia, Land of Origins. We’ll update this blog as we go on exploring this wonderful country.
We visited Casablanca, Morocco’s biggest and capital city, last March 2017 with only the parents for some travel hacking attempt. That attempt is not as successful as we have imagined. However, it turned out very romantic. It’s just us, though. We can’t state that it’s because it’s “Casablanca” but partly because traveling parents neeeds to be alone every now and then. So we said to ourselves, “we may have travelled Paris with kids, but we have Casablanca. ” Awesome, memorable couple traveling days!
But what do we know?! Few months after, kids enjoyed Casablanca with us. Lots of gratitude, no complains. To explore the largest mosque in the country overlooking the Atlantic Ocean with our global children couldn’t be more perfect.
Worth noting a brief description of Hassan II Mosque from Wikipedia
The Hassan II Mosque or Grande Mosquée Hassan II (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني; colloquially the “Casablanca Hajj”)is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in Morocco and the 13th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world’s tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca.The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, worshippers can pray over the sea but there is no glass floor looking into the sea. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque’s outside grounds.
We just can’t wait to see more of Morocco 🇲🇦 for some serious “ostrich hunting.”
14 thoughts on “COUNTRY 31: Morocco, Land of Colors and Much Mor ”
Great piece of writing.
Can’t to read an article about Ethiopia.
Ethiopia is a country with defined path to greatness based from its natural history, that we know from our visit to the country. Thank you.
Wow Casablanca is indeed a romantic city, ideal for couples for sure. Your family portrait in Hassan II Mosque is very adorable. Cheers!
Yes, Casablanca in our hearts 💕 !
Wow! Morroco is very beautiful and they play good football too. I hope you guys have fun there.
This is enjoyable! And nice to read that there were no complaints. 😀 It’s nice to travel when the kids are cooperating hihi
Great that you’re family travels together. And oh, morroco is stunning. I will someday visit.
Happy travels! You will love the country for sure. ❤️
Why your kids are soo cool?! I enjoyed your travel stories especially your kids’ photos 🙂
Thanks for sharing your Country 31, Morroco! Its a beautiful place indeed 🙂
OMG! Morocco! Such a beautiful place!
Your kids are very lucky to have been able to travel to such wonderful places! Such precious memories they will cherish forever for sure!
Good to know the kids enjoyed Morocco too. I’m sure there’s so many cool things they can learn there.
You have such a beautiful family. The kids looked like they enjoyed Morrocco.
Thank you. They definitely did ❤️
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