06/04/2010

morning walk in Casa downtown...

This morning I had my first longer walk - here are  couple of pictures I took...
I walk only one street at the time because I got already lost once! 
Tassa muutamia kuvia aamukavelylta...Uskallan kavella yhden kadun ees taas koska eksyin jo kerran - talla kertaa selvisin hienosti! :)
OMAN wanted to practise English with me... :)
OMAN halusi treenata englantia kanssani...mukava nuori mies... :)




It's spring here - some of the trees are waiting for their summer costumes!
Taalla on kevat ja jotkut puut odottavat kesakuosiaan!

Boulevard d'Anfa

26 comments:

  1. The streets and sidewalks appear so clean and well kept!

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  2. It amazes me how the subjects in your photos always smile and wave. When I try to take someone's portrait they put up major resistance or want royalties. You must put people at their ease! Great introduction to a lovely, lively city!

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  3. Hienolta näyttää,jotkut alueet melkein kuin täältä.Luin että Casablanca on tosi suuri kaupunki,siellä varmaan eksyykin helposti.

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  4. Glad you have 'landed' in Casablanca, feet firmly on the ground! I guess getting lost is part of discovering a new place. Have to say, I'm not good for directions!! Enjoy Casa:)

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  5. Onpas kiva päästä Marokkoon, kiitos kuvista. Rupesin heti vertailemaan tuota ystävällistä kundia yläkuvassa niihin käsi ojossa rahaa pyytäviin edellismaasi asukkaisiin, niin erilaisia varmaan.

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  6. it also looks so tropical! how fun!!

    BG

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  7. Onpas siella mukavan nakoista!

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  8. >>STICKUP ARTIST
    They wave and smile because they are happy me leaving! :)

    >>KEATS
    This city is full of small allies and streets - that's why it's good to have buildings or ad signs to help find the way back home... :)

    >>YAELIAN
    Jos koko kaupunkia ajattelee niin kokoa loytyy mutta business ja shoppailu on keskittynyt tietylle alueelle.
    Pienia katuja ja kujia - niiden seassa eksyy helposti!
    Mutta on tosi nastaa kun voi seikkailla ja loytaa vaikka mita mielenkiintoista...

    >>ALLU
    Valitettavasti heita on myos taalla. Liikenteen seassa, istumassa seinan vierilla...Tahan asti olen saanut olla rauhassa kun en vaan ole ollut huomaavinani. Paikalliset nayttavat kadella 'haivy' ja kylla uskovat.
    Saas nahda mita tulevat paivat opettavat!

    >>BG
    You're right - palm trees!
    Actually it's quite green here...

    >>TUULA
    ja viela mukavammaksi muuttuu kun saan otettua lisaa kuvia...en vaan viela oikein 'uskalla' julkisesti rapsia kun en yhtaan tieda miten ihmiset reagoi...
    mutta eipa tassa ole kiire... :)

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  9. Tunnetko kaupunkia yhtään ennestään?
    Nyt riittää kuitenkin paljon uutta tutkittavaa, hienon kesäistä!

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  10. On kuin tulisi kylààn eka kertaa. Aivan outo maa, aivan outo kaupunki. Haluan tutustua.

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  11. It seems that you have a very good start in your new life ... and that you really appreciate it!!

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  12. Oh, I do love your snaps! Glad your there and settled. Enjoy exploring!!

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  13. Enjoy your new life in Morocco. I bet you will share so many things with us from there.

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  14. Hi there, I encountered your blog by chance not long ago. Last spring I also moved to Casa (i'm from Central Europe originally) and it's so nice seeing those pictures... it's where I walked/passed everyday. You chose a good neighbourhood, same area where I lived for those months. Enjoy the time there and whenever you will have a day, or just an afternoon off - head to Mohammedia (there's a very good train connection, about 20-30min) away. You'll love it, if you love to be out walking about in peace, with greenery and a nice beach. Enjoy!! And I'll be popping in to see more photos soon:)

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  15. >>TARU
    Kaikki tassa maassa on uutta! En ollut koskaan kuvitellutkaan etta asuisin taalla...
    Tanaan tein taas pitkan lenkin ja pari kuvaakin tuli rapsittya!

    >>LISSU
    Minakin haluan tutustua! Toukokuuksi on suunnitteilla Agadirin visiitti...Marrakech jne. tulevat kunhan tasta asetutaan... Taallahan on hyvin ajattavat tiet ja junalla paasee nopsasti ja katsysti isompiin kaupunkeihin!

    >>PETER
    Oh, oui! I've studied 2 hours French today...Numbers, week days...
    I had a long walk again - more pics coming soon...

    >>MELISSA B.
    Yes I do! Today studying French - you really need it here...

    >>TURQUOISE DIARIES
    You bet I will! :) This is so different life now...I love long walks and getting to know the neighbourhood...

    >>MOYSA
    Funny, just this morning I read about Mohammedia! :) I'm sure I'm going to love that place! and will take a million photos!
    You're not living here anymore?
    Do you have any other hints?
    Where do you meet English speaking people, expats, here in Casa - pub/cafe/restaurant?

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  16. Oh it looks wonderful there! Is the weather as nice as it seems? Can never be too sure ;)

    Thanks for taking us along on your walk!

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  17. Glad to hear all is well. Can't wait to see more as you make your discoveries :-)

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  18. Kiitos ensimmäisen kierroksen tarjoamisesta! Heti tuli jano, että lisää, lisää... Vuosia sitten miehelle tarjottiin hommia Casasta, silloin tuli surffattua netti puhki, mutta juttu ei sitten toteutunut vaan jäätiin vielä Ranskaan. Silloin jäi kuitenkin mielikuva matalammasta kaupungista.

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  19. >>DORKYS RAMOS
    The weather has been perfect one week - the time we've today been here! Wind can be quite hard but it's sea breeze - refreshing!

    >>MARTHA
    We're fine, thanks! More pics coming soon...

    >>VILIJONKKA
    Voi kun nyt olisi ranskan kielen taidolle kayttoa!
    Eilen surffasin netissa ja loysin yhden online kurssin ennen kuin paasen 'live kurssille'. Hotellihuoneessa TV on ranskankielisella kanavalla vaikka ymmarran vain muutaman sanan...
    Casa on matala. Paakatuja muutamia mutta suurin osa on kapeita ja sokkeloisia, osin yksisuuntaisia > ajo-ongelmia, ehka juuri mataluus viehattaa. Tama on kuin valtava kyla.
    Kunhan tasta rohkaistun naytan kuvilla mielenkiintoisia vastakohtia kuten vanhoja ransistyneita taloja ja aivan upouuutta arkkitehtuuria. Viela olen vahan arka kameran kanssa tuolla yksin heilumaan mutta kylla se tasta viela...

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  20. Hi, at the time I was wrapped in work pretty badly so my co-workers became my friends and I integrated through their family and friends. I was around Moroccans all the time, didn't even have the time to get to know others that came from abroad.

    If you're staying longer, try contacting the AIWC http://www.casablancaaiwc.org/ ..they have get-togethers etc. Honestly I haven't done much research in that area but I do know there are 'clubs' of the expats from France. They majority of the Europeans you will find are from France, which is logical:) Otherwise Moroccans are very family oriented and it happens when you become better friends with somebody, they will welcome you into their family&friends circle. I had a very nice experience with that all together.

    Mohammedia is great and you can wonder about by yourself and you'll be perfectly fine (maybe ask for directions to the park and beach first, take a map with you). Very close by tis also Bouznika - beautiful tranquil beaches. I guess you'll be getting a lot of other hints very soon.

    And yes, if all goes well, I'll be back to Morocco in about a month or two... I'll keep you posted:)

    Enjoy Casa and explore the surroundings whenever the opportunity!

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  21. >>MOYSA
    Thanks for the link, I'll check it!
    We've visited one home already - we're very quick! :)
    Now I'm hungry to learn French.
    Here we're planning to travel and explore because the trains are comfortable, roads are okay to drive - and the traffic is not as bad as in Cairo/Egypt. I don't have to be frighten all the time...
    If you come here you can email me toblogitse at gmail dot com.
    I do enjoy Casa, a lot! :)

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  22. Wow. That's downtown Morocco? It looks like it could be downtown anywhere. Isn't it strange these pictures we get in our heads about what places look like. Not a camel in sight!

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  23. Casablanca looks like a nice city! Are people friendly? The waiter seems to be :o)
    Are you enjoying the food?
    Cheers!

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  24. Sielläpä näyttää kauniilta ja kiinnostavalta! Tutkittavaa piisaa varmasti pitkäksi aikaa. Vaikuttaa siltä, että olet ihan tyytyväinen tähän uuteen kotikaupunkiisi?

    ja minä olen täällä ihan innoissani, kun saan tutustua Marokkoon kauttasi. En ole siellä koskaan käynyt.

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  25. >>JAYNE
    Downtown yes but that's not the whole truth. This city is mixture of old - new, traditional - modern etc.
    No camels but I've seen donkeys and horses on the city streets! :)

    >>ALEDYS VER
    Most of the people are friendly but like everywhere...you know!
    We've been eating out now almost two weeks - I miss cooking! We like Asian food, just yesterday had sushi dinner...goooooood!

    >>ELEGIA
    Ei voi edes verrata edelliseen. Taalla voi elaa normaalia elamaa! Vaikka on liikennetta ja ajoittain sen myos haistaa ei saasteista voi puhuakaan samana paivana mita 'entisessa elamassa' koimme.
    Taalla on silti toisin paikoin likaista ja rahjaista - sama ongelma kuin missa tahansa minne maaseudulta kouluttamattomat muuttavat slummeihin...Lukemani perusteella aika vakavastikin otettava ongelma taalla.
    Taalla on myos rikkaiden ja koyhien gappi valtava.
    Muuten olemme selvasti lahempana Eurooppaa...sen vaan aistii vaikka muslimimaa onkin ja arabia toisena kielena mutta kylla ranska mielestani on vahvemmin esilla niin katukuvassa kuin kuultavissa...
    Juu tykkaamme molemmat kovasti!
    Taalla aiomme myos reissata enemman...

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  26. Those are beautiful pictures ...

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