The owner of Tsaina Lodge in Alaska, Jeffery Scott Fraser is a retired technology executive and former CEO of NIC, Inc. When he is not busy overseeing operations at Tsaina Lodge and assisting the various businesses he sponsors, Jeffery Fraser enjoys traveling. He is particularly fond of visiting Casablanca, Morocco.
Located in the northern part of Casablanca, the Old Medina of Casablanca is the last area in the city that features pre-20th century buildings and streets. Located between the Hassan II Mosque and the Casablanca port, it is a small historical haven in the modern city that sprang up around it.
Visitors often regard the Old Medina of Casablanca as a chance to step back in time. The quarter’s narrow alleyways are routinely filled with numerous merchants selling everything from food and spices to jewelry and various handicrafts, creating a unique old-world feel. However, tourists should leave the area once the sun starts setting to stay safe.
The Old Medina of Casablanca served as a main feature of the city until 1907, when the French took over. Featuring a defense wall and the Borj Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah fort, a structure built by the Portuguese in the 18th century, the quarter was well protected. In spite of the modern growth around it, Casablanca has let the remains of Old Medina’s fort and wall survive, adding a bit of extra personality to the vestige.