40 years ago, in the heart of the old Medina of Casablanca, a family lived in the same house: mother, father, three children, grandparents, aunt and daughter and mother’s cousin with their three children. One night the night before, Mom made a deal with her neighbor, living across the street, to go somewhere in the […]
The Vox Cinema was located at the end of Place de France (now Place des Nations Unies). Designed as a standalone building, as a monumental addition to the Paris-Maroc and Les Galeries Lafayette shops (which no longer exist), it was the largest cinema in the world. It was an “enormous” building that projected its “cubic […]
The world’s largest swimming pool was built in Casablanca in a record 16 months.
Thousands of migrants – of whom, many are children – suffer from deadly heat conditions at the US-Mexico border. As the effects of climate change worsen day by day, extreme weather conditions are causing a high risk of dehydration and death amongst migrants who try to enter the States.
In this interview, correspondent Polly Nash talks to fire fighter Cami Schafer about one of the many frightening effects of climate change; the ever-growing threat of wildfires around the world. Last year California was hit by the Dixie Fire, the largest single forest fire in the state’s history.
Explore the intriguing story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s visit to Casablanca in the 1920s, where he discovered the impressive craftsmanship of two famous fashion houses. Learn about the Scali shoe house and the men’s fashion house, and find out the name of the boutique where Fitzgerald ordered his suits.
I’ve been a traveler my whole life — and was lucky enough to have a family that prioritized experiencing new destinations throughout my childhood. Now, it’s my nephew’s turn. At two years old, with seven countries down, he’s on his way to becoming a citizen of the world.
Moroccan cafes: a historical and cultural look at the male-dominated terraces.Observing the Street Theater: Moroccan Cafe Terraces and Their Role in Local Life.
The world’s largest red-light district, purposely built by the French for the sex industry, was located in Casablanca, Morocco. It existed for 24 years, during which over 20,000 women passed through this “laboratory.” This was something unheard of in Muslim society. “Prosper,” which means “prosperity” in French, was a term used to refer to the […]