Location: Mohammedia, Morocco

To Casablanca! An awe-inspiring tour of the third largest mosque in the world and the flamboyant antics of our animated tour guide – Mr. Sugar, from Fez – left us eager and grateful for an authentic four-course Moroccan meal. Although this might justly be described as one of our more “touristy” days ashore, our bus-and-foot tour of Casablanca gave us an invaluable window into the lifestyle and economy of urban Morocco. With obligatory souvenirs stowed and a few extra dirhams in our pockets, we hit the rack with anticipation for our continued voyage south along the Atlantic coast of Africa and beyond. A wise man once said that every boat can be a submarine, but only some can come back up. In the words of Mr. Sugar, “Good idea!”