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Things You'd Expect to See in Morocco [Jan. 1st, 2006|07:56 am]
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On December 26, I went to Morocco for the first time. I'm not being critical when I say I saw nothing that surprised me. Casablanca looked and felt exactly as I'd expect. I liked it, and would gladly go back.

Brace yourself for the expected!


Displays about the Bogart & Bergman classic Casablanca.


Arches. (Yeah, that says SONY. Maybe that part is unexpected.)


Tiles. Spiral staircases.


More arches.


This star is a symbol of Morocco.


Triangle mirror, triangle mirror.


My colleagues took home lamps like this.


This guy had the prettiest ceramics I've ever seen.


This is a post office. Yup, arches and tiles again. This picture was taken with the Fujifilm Finepix F10, out the window of a moving petit taxi at night. So maybe it's a little blurry, but given the conditions I think it's alright!

Here's something unexpected: The pinkest 5-star hotel you'll ever see.


p.s. Something unexpected did happen as we were leaving. Our bus to the airport was diverted by police, and thanks to the Moroccan crew member who could translate, we learned that all roads to the airport had closed - in fact, the airport had closed - because the king was going to the airport. Unfortunately, nobody knew when he was going, or by which routes, so we had no choice but to drive around and around for over an hour until the roads were temporarily opened to airport-bound traffic. When we finally arrived at the airport, bladders bursting and stomachs rumbling from our coffee breakfasts, we found out our aircraft (and the crew we'd relieve) was just arriving after circling for over an hour - yes, the runways were closed, too!
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[User Picture]From: resin
2005-12-31 11:34 pm (UTC)
ohhh i want that pink hotel. i want a copy of that image too.
love it.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2005-12-31 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Here, take this one. =)
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[User Picture]From: scottks
2006-01-01 12:41 am (UTC)
Very cool pictures. I'm so glad you're on my friends list.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-02 05:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks. And the same to you!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2006-01-01 02:24 am (UTC)
You look kinda hot in that red felt hat.

Next life, I am coming back as a man, and you are so mine. Just, you know, wear the hat.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-02 05:30 pm (UTC)
I love my felt hat and red lipstick - makes me feel like I'm living in the 1950's. Alas, some people don't recognize me without it.
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[User Picture]From: frootijen
2006-01-01 10:10 am (UTC)
I want to go there! I love your pic, and those lamps are to die for.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-02 05:31 pm (UTC)
I love the lamps, toO!!
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[User Picture]From: etherealmommy
2006-01-01 10:12 am (UTC)
oooohhhh. I want all of that stuff!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-02 05:31 pm (UTC)
You really can't beat Casablanca for stuff. =) I brought home a big mirror.
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From: yukosugar
2006-01-02 09:55 am (UTC)
Very nice pics! :)
and thanks for the messages! I told my mom I have friend like you even though I've never met. She said it is very nice.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-02 05:32 pm (UTC)
But we will meet - sooner or later. I'm looking forward to that day.
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[User Picture]From: slfcllednowhere
2006-01-03 08:57 pm (UTC)
You always have such pretty and interesting pictures! I want to go to random exotic places...
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2006-01-05 11:24 pm (UTC)
Actually, you do! I love your travel photos, and I can tell you deeply appreciate the places you go. Your Paris photos reeeeally made me want to go to France. (I still haven't been there.)
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[User Picture]From: slfcllednowhere
2006-01-07 05:50 am (UTC)
Aww, thanks. Yeh, Europe has been amazing, but it just doesn't sound as adventerous as somewhere like Morocco, you know?
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