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Posted: 4/16/2008 9:54:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 9:56:12 PM EST by sherrick13]
Aswak Assalam



The electronics section is very similar.


They have Swedish itty bitty washing machines for people that live in itty bitty apartments.


Since people there don't eat out hardly ever there is a lot of cooking at home. They also rarely eat prepared foods. Everything is fresh and made from scratch.

25 choices of flour


25 choices of oils


25 choices of olives. I shit you not, 25 different types of olives.


25 choices of bottled water


Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:56:40 PM EST
What about the ammo counter?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:57:04 PM EST
Does the number 25 hold some special significance?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:57:09 PM EST
Oh and most of the meat and vegetables are bought in the local neighborhood market. Totally fresh. If anyone is interested I will post pics. Some I've posted before.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:57:22 PM EST
How many kinds of hashish?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:57:28 PM EST
I want 25 choices of olives!

Good to know we aren't the only ones getting flooded with Chinese bullshit.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:57:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By operatorerror:
What about the ammo counter?


Shotguns only and require a special permit. I never saw a gunstore. I did see the shotgun club driving by.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:58:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By --bullseye--:
Does the number 25 hold some special significance?


I small exaggeration.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 9:59:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelHurtz:
How many kinds of hashish?


25, but I didn't try any. I did drive through the area where it is prevalent. The Rif mountains. I didn't see any.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:00:14 PM EST
Oh and also about eight dirhams equal one dollar.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:01:58 PM EST
My dad's in Morocco right now.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:05:28 PM EST
Fascinating pix - Thanks for posting!

I guess I could understand consumer demand for many different kinds of olives in that part of the world...but 25 different kinds of flour?
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:13:07 PM EST
the flour saleslady is pretty hot. Ive always loved moroccan girls, I had a lot living in the neighborhood while growing up.
Link Posted: 4/16/2008 10:16:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/16/2008 10:16:43 PM EST by Skibane]
Reminds me of stores in the big Mexican cities - Except that the flour girl would be over in the beer section instead...and would be wearing a lot less clothing!
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:11:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By ScrinMaster:
My dad's in Morocco right now.


Which city? Is he working?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:15:21 AM EST
Serious question. Was there any pork products in the meat section?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:18:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 1:18:53 AM EST by sherrick13]

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Serious question. Was there any pork products in the meat section?


No. I looked at just about every single item too. But it really didn't surprise me. Muslims and Jews make up over 99% of the population. There just isn't enough pork eaters to support a market. I suppose you could find some in Casablanca but not the smaller cities.

I do know my wife's Dad used to hunt hog and bring it back and they would eat it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:21:27 AM EST
The chic in the first pic bending over has a nice pooper.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:23:24 AM EST
Where do they keep the fat people?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:25:40 AM EST
that's sad....a life without bacon....
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:30:41 AM EST
Everyone looks so happy, just look at all their bright faces.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:34:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By r0gue:
Where do they keep the fat people?


They move here or to Britain.

Seriously, people there eat fresh, non prepared foods, and walk a lot more than we do.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:38:27 AM EST



I see people can't park for shit at the moroccan walmart either.


nice to know some things are consistent.


Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:41:23 AM EST

Originally Posted By r0gue:
Where do they keep the fat people?


America, silly.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:41:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Everyone looks so happy, just look at all their bright faces.


Different culture. Have you ever been to Quebec or France? They don't smile much in public either.

They are plenty happy.

Aunts and cousins.



Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:44:19 AM EST
So tell us your draw-down story between you and the Moroccan receipt checker
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:44:22 AM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Everyone looks so happy, just look at all their bright faces.


Different culture. Have you ever been to Quebec or France? They don't smile much in public either.

They are plenty happy.

Aunts and cousins.

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/IMG_0166.jpg

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/IMG_0170.jpg


Nice looking family.

Besides, I don't know anyone that particularly enjoys going to Wal-Mart.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:46:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By arfreak74:
i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/IMG_0283.jpg


I see people can't park for shit at the moroccan walmart either.


nice to know some things are consistent.




They can't drive for shit period. This little traffic jam took about six guys and five minutes to get unsnagged. It was fun to watch. There was lots and lots of yelling, threatening and rude gestures.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:47:02 AM EST
Post the meat pics, please!

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:48:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By Makarov:
So tell us your draw-down story between you and the Moroccan receipt checker


I just showed her my American Passport and she bowed before my greatness.

Actually, they didn't have them.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:49:56 AM EST

Originally Posted By Merlin:
Post the meat pics, please!



Camel anyone?





Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:53:37 AM EST
Is that camel meat at WalMart as well ?

Thanks for sharing the pics.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:54:57 AM EST
This is where we bought most of our meat.



And our fish.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 1:59:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By TrijiCog:
Is that camel meat at WalMart as well ?

Thanks for sharing the pics.


No. Only in the fresh markets. The fresh meat counter at the package stores are small. Everyone buys from the neighborhood stores.

Literaely you never really need to go further than 3 or 4 blocks from your house. Everything you need is sold by small stores in that radius.

And some are SMALL. Like this little grocery. It only went about 3 feet to the right. That is it.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:00:50 AM EST
I think its takes lot of time to walk down to my local store, how do they have time to walk to different stores to buy meat.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:01:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
This is where we bought most of our meat.

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/Picture349.jpg

And our fish.

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/IMG_0309.jpg


Other black folks on the second pics immigrants from south?
Also, the washer is $50.00 right? I would love one for my kids.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:04:15 AM EST
Tagging to see pics at home.

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:05:34 AM EST
I have a lot of respect for a culture that actually prepares their own food.


And the Peugeot's and M's make me happy

Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:09:22 AM EST
Thanks for the post and for the pictures.

How long are you going to be over there?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:10:25 AM EST

Originally Posted By estoves:
I think its takes lot of time to walk down to my local store, how do they have time to walk to different stores to buy meat.


Everything is close. I would walk to the local vege market, meat market and grocery store and buy everything we needed for a day and be back in less than 30 minutes. And that was with stopping to take pics.
I walked less than a half a mile there and back.


Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:10:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By Lowco:
Thanks for the post and for the pictures.

How long are you going to be over there?


This is from last summer.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:11:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By jungp:

Originally Posted By sherrick13:
This is where we bought most of our meat.

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/Picture349.jpg

And our fish.

i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb171/sherrick13/IMG_0309.jpg


Other black folks on the second pics immigrants from south?
Also, the washer is $50.00 right? I would love one for my kids.


Yes, either from the South or from one of the sub Saharan countries. Moroccans don't like them much.

About $50, yes.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:13:01 AM EST

Originally Posted By SonOfNorway:
I have a lot of respect for a culture that actually prepares their own food.


And the Peugeot's and M's make me happy



I missed a pic I REALLY wanted to get.

It was a Peugeot, Reunalt and Fiat car dealership.

I was going to caption it as the world's worst car dealership.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:14:40 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/17/2008 2:20:48 AM EST by SonOfNorway]

Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By SonOfNorway:
I have a lot of respect for a culture that actually prepares their own food.


And the Peugeot's and M's make me happy



I missed a pic I REALLY wanted to get.

It was a Peugeot, Reunalt and Fiat car dealership.

I was going to caption it as the world's best dealership EVAR!!! worst car dealership.


Fix't
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:15:30 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:19:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By sherrick13:

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
Serious question. Was there any pork products in the meat section?


No. I looked at just about every single item too. But it really didn't surprise me. Muslims and Jews make up over 99% of the population. There just isn't enough pork eaters to support a market. I suppose you could find some in Casablanca but not the smaller cities.

I do know my wife's Dad used to hunt hog and bring it back and they would eat it.


www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/porc%2Bcharcuterie/video/x4nr8m_le-marocroyaume-du-cochon_fun

For whose unlucky enough to not fully understand our wonderful language, The first producer is arab and the 2nd one is jewish. They are saying that they are not able to produce enough pork because of the high number of tourist (nearly 10 millions/year).

Their motto: S'il y'a du tourisme, faut bien qu'il y'ai du cochon
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:20:26 AM EST
Good post. You get a 10 for making the internet worth looking at today.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:21:40 AM EST
How hard was it getting back into the US from that place?
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 2:32:46 AM EST
I think it would bother me to have to buy meat that hangs out for all the bugs and flies to get on. Or is it a bonus when you buy meat and get bug meat with it.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 3:02:41 AM EST

Originally Posted By Rosenrot:
How hard was it getting back into the US from that place?


For me easy, a little harder for my wife. She has a green card but the actual document was expired and she had an extension letter from INS. It took about 30 minutes to get that sorted out over there.

If you are talking about travel, it was really easy. There are daily flights from NY to Casa.
Link Posted: 4/17/2008 3:04:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By gunslinger10mm:
I think it would bother me to have to buy meat that hangs out for all the bugs and flies to get on. Or is it a bonus when you buy meat and get bug meat with it.


They keep the areas really clean. I don't remember flies. I think I would have remembered becaue I HATE flies. There was a shitload of feral nasty cats in certain areas though.
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