Be alert when walking in Casa, Morocco – all the time! This is not a joke!
Shot at midday so it’s very quiet…
Indicators are not used like in Europe.
You have to guess where drivers are heading…
Be careful. Zebra crossing doesn’t mean nothing here!
Even if I’ve almost crossed the street cars are driving in front of my nose.
Motorist use main streets as their runways and to show off.
They drive like mad and scare people to death.
In the afternoons guys near by school are having show offs and races.
No police, nothing to stop them.
Until somebody dies.
There are no traffic lights for pedestrians.
(They have them in the shopping street but do NOT trust that cars will stop even if you have green light!)
You have to guess when the light changes…
You have to be quick. Run!
Zebra crossing – doesn’t mean a thing!
2 dirhams per hour = 0.18 euro / 0.25 dollar
Snail mail / smail….
I guess this is only for small letters…
You see a lot of stray cats around Casa.
That’s good because there are also a lot of RATS!
30 thoughts on “be alert when walking in Casa, Morocco”
What a great post! It looks like Morocco hasn’t changed much since I was there almost 20 years ago :). It’s a great reminder about how spoiled we actually are here in Finland…it still amazes me that people stop and wait for the little green man, even in the middle of the night with no traffic!!!
Thank you for your kind comment on my site. Yes, he’s a typical Finnish man…but he’s not as bad as it seems…I just need to vent my feelings once in a while when I’m feeling down. I get a little lonely sometimes and in need of someone to talk to…but, it’s all ok 🙂
I know you don’t mean he’s bad – I do know what you mean! 🙂
Please write to me if you need a shoulder – I’m lonely here sometimes, so we know how it feels…
Finland is becoming more and more like North Korea. Laws, laws and more laws…this and that is controlled more and more…
We have only a short period of traffic jams – nothing to compare other countries. When those are over streets are almost empty but you have to stop in every lights – waste of time and gasoline.
Sehän oli kätevää että jos iso kirje ei mahdu siihen lootaan niin aina on iso roskis vieressä. Jos siis auto ei aja ylitse ensin!
Sina sen sanoit! 🙂
Toivottavasti blogisiirtymisesi on sujunut sulavasti…
I get so scared driving in the California desert all those crazy men driving their gigantic trucks like bats out of hell on those long isolated roads. It’s so nerve-wracking. But at least I don’t have to cross the streets! It’s stressful to always have to be on high alert.
When did we lose cooperation? We all are every now and then pedestrians. Those selfish speeding guys forget that they are not alone. Why people learn always after something tragical happens…..We all are daughters and sons – why we think each others like enemies…………..
Cool post! As to traffic, well, i think I’ve seen much worse in some far places… :-)))
I’ve seen worse too! But I’m not comparing. I just tell about things here. How I see and feel.
I’m a little bit stressed right now. We have almost 24/7 noise.
7 am – our upstairs neighbor starts walking around with her high heel shoes. (Marble floors, bad isolation)
9 am – 6 pm renovation sounds, dog barking, 3 kids above us terrorising when at home
This morning I couldn’t sleep after 4 am, a dog barking…and 9 am men start their construction work again…
Reminds me of pulling into Monerrey, Mexico and circling the square…it was five or six lanes wide, no lines indicating where the lanes actually were, it was a free-for-all…like being on some kind of crazy go-kart track! Great pics, and YAY! I am actually on your site without being re-directed!!!
Oh great, you don’t have that problem anymore!
There are far too many countries with poor traffic systems and too many cars….
Hi Blogitse! You know, when we spent some holidays in Kenya years ago, we use to say to each other when crossing streets at zebras: «run, coz they’ve have already seen you…». It seems to be the same in Casa… 😉
I’m not sure what they see here in Casa. It’s all about me-me-me…
In Cairo people play together not against each others. Here in Casa streets are like war zones, ‘others’ are enemies not your citizen fellows…
I thought that the traffic in Marrakesh was scary and was holding my breath all the time, until we came to Casa by car… I did not only hold my breath, I closed my eyes (luckily K. (my husband) was driving. There is no respect to anyone.
No respect! You’re right! What’s wrong with people here???
As ridiculous as over here 🙁
I just got almost hit by a moron, driving over a dirt field, passing another moron at high speed.
I feel like in a permanent Formula 1 race :/
MEN…I know it’s great to drive fast but it shouldn’t happen in the center of the city. But if school, police, parents are not doing anything no change will happen…
That cute little scruffy kitty better watch out in Big, Bad, Casablanca!
🙂 Stray cats have a lot to eat here – that much trash everywhere…
That traffic thing would drive me nuts and scare me to death!
I am nuts! But I walk around daily and still alive…so far…so good but I’m not happy.
Some scary pics….but actually not much different from the traffic here..
I remember! But it’s so hard after Europe…no rules, speeding, fear…not very comfortable to live daily life…
Please, never run when crossing..or do the others really run there. Not here! You must go veeeeery slooooowly so everybody has time to see you and you have time to see them 😀 Or not, and well that’s called maktoub.
Sometimes we run but normally we walk and look left, right, left, right……..Maktoub indeed. Everything.
scary crossings! be careful please!
I’m over careful! Almost every time I walk out there somebody wants to kill me.
It’s not enough to look left and right – you have to look all directions all the time while crossing…
Tekstisi hieman saavat minut muistelemaan Caracasta…..
🙂 oliko siella samanlaiset liikennevalot vai kissoja ja rottia? 🙂