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  • Djamaa El Fna - Square

    Marrakesh Favorites

    There are many public toilets in Morocco. They can usually be found near mosques. Most are the squat design but in service stations they have sit down toilets. It is courteous to tip the attendant who keeps the place clean, you should pay for the paper they offer. In Djemaa El Fna there is a public toilet behind the plant stalls. Not suitable for...

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  • Old Medina

    Casablanca Favorites

    The old medina of Casablanca is not quite like the old medina in other Moroccan cities - it's much smaller, less stunning but - maybe - more authentic. You won't see many "tourist-oriented" shops, but real shops where normal people go to buy what they need... a butcher's, a bakery, a tea shop. None of them looking to clean, though... The best and...

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  • Places Around Marrakesh

    Marrakesh Favorites

    The city of Marrakech has many sights and sounds and flavours to it. However the best places to escape all the noise is to head out of the centre about 20 mins outside into the palmaraie or the palm grove of marrakech. The best way to embrace and to enjoy the best views and the scenic location is on a quad bike or even a horse riding tour. These...

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  • Hassan II Mosque

    Casablanca Favorites

    King Hassan II wanted that his kingdom's main city had a monument important enough. Many resources has been used to build this enormous buildings and many many money spent, so money that some common people would have rathered were used to fight unemployment troubles for example.

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  • Local Traditions

    Marrakesh Favorites

    To experience local, ethnic living, you MUST stay at a RIAD in the medina. They come in a range of comfort standards.. Check these sites: http://www.hipmarrakech.com/ (sorted in price categories on homepage itself!) http://www.babfirdaus.com/ http://www.31best-riad-marrakesh.com/ (popular for bookings) http://www.riad2000.com/ (popular for...

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  • Modern City Life

    Casablanca Favorites

    Casablanca is a large and modern city, where, once, someone made a film that, for reasons that I couldn't really understand in the 97 times that I saw it, became very famous. If you are thinking in the film scenery, you may find a reconstructed bar, an area they say that it was in the movie, and... that's it. If you want to meet Morocco, then the...

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  • Street Scenes

    Marrakesh Favorites

    One thing we never tired of in Marrakesh was watching, and trying to photograph, daily life on the streets, and fortunately that is an activity very compatible with a broken foot bone! Just find a table at any of the Djamaa el Fna cafés, such as the Argana or Café Glaciers, order a strong coffee or mint tea, and sit back and wait for the world to...

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  • Quartiers des Habous

    Casablanca Favorites

    I bought those blue glasses at the rear and the first tea-pot and paid - after baigaining :-) -190DHS. Not to be missed, even if only to get an idea of prices - a wise precaution before launching into the refined art of bargaining.

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  • Majorelle Gardens

    Marrakesh Favorites

    These gardens were laid out in the period when colonialism was still a good word in Europe. In the 1920s the French artist Jacques Majorelle had it made, complete with pools, banana trees, coconut palms, bougainvilleas, and houses in a fantastic dark blue colour. The gardens have later been taken well care of the French couturier Yves...

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  • French Colonial Centre

    Casablanca Favorites

    The centre is the hub of a series of spacious avenues spreading out in star formation, each lined with elegant buildings that are an admirable blend of art deco and neo-Moorish styles, featuring cupolas, belvederes, columns, cedarwood balconies and turrets. The buildings are of a French version of Arabo-Andalucian architecture, white with soft...

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  • medina

    Marrakesh Favorites

    http://www.lostinmarrakech.jimdo.com A new place in Medina (Marrakech) where they have a Laundromat service. Washing clothes by washing machine and dried by natural sun shine. It is charged by kg and price is much cheaper than hotel or dry cleaning shop. It is now under the renovation but will open soon in 2011.

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  • La Corniche

    Casablanca Favorites

    Unlike other Cities better known in Morocco as *Imperial cities*, CASA is a well appreciated resort in summertime (No swimming this time of the year!) and an excellent spot for nightlife! The coast will be newly structured, and the long beach of *Ain Diab* will receive still more specialized facilities. Sorry about the bad quality of some of my...

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  • Suuq of Marrakesh

    Marrakesh Favorites

    There is a market near the town square. In spite of shopping, it is worth sight seeing too. The market mainly sell the carpets, slippers, lamps, T-shirsts, decorations, etc. Pls remember you can ask for a discount.

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  • Restaurants/ Bars/ Cafés

    Marrakesh Favorites

    In my extensive experience of rejecting the advances and invitations of Marrakshi and Casawi guides, I realised long ago that they generally fall into two distinct categories........ The licensed ones, employed by tour agencies often appear competent and professional, always well turned-out with clean Djelabas, sometimes red fez with gold tassle,...

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  • Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    Marrakesh Favorites

    This place over look Djemaa el-Fna & medina. I was told not to take photos of the minaret by our taxi driver as it was forbidden ? can some tell me if this is true as you see i did, sorry if i offend anyone, walk in peace.

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  • El Bahia Palace

    Marrakesh Favorites

    explore the magnificent Bahia Palace. The Bahia Palace is undoubtedly one of the loveliest landmarks here in Marrakech.... and is also popularly known as 'The Resplendent'. Constructed towards the end of the 19th century by the architect, El Haj Mohammed el Mekki under the instructions of Ba Ahmed, son of Si Moussa, the Grand Vizier of Sidi...

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  • Saadian Tombs

    Marrakesh Favorites

    First discovered by a Frenchman during the 1920's this burial ground for Saadian Sultans had been hidden from foreigners. The Hall Of 12 Columns is a most beautiful building, having 3 central tombs surrounded by a dozen marble pillars. This building is considered one of the finest examples of Moroccan-Andalucian decorative art. There are also...

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  • A secret

    As a Muslim country, Morocco has some restrictions concerning alcohol. As a touristy country, Morocco was forced to adapted to visitors' tastes and needs, sometimes with... imagination.No!I will not confess that the tea pot had a very good and cool white wine. How could you imagine such a thing?It was a delicious Iced Grape Tea, that's what it was!

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  • Out of Scale

    We all have what I call “Our own scale”. I mean that we get acquainted to the usual distances, time scheduling, and rhythm of life, that, all together, compose that scale. That’s what makes our life predictable and controllable, easing decisions and the life itself. When we move to another country or society, sometimes things are different, forcing...

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  • Worrying about hussle and hastle in...

    Well I look at, and have done for a long time now, that I got through the hard work of dealing with the hard work so that now its so much easier for me and Im at home in Morocco, I love it there - every now and then some things get a bit much but I love the place, do something or go somewhere that I know and like and Im okay again.Ive been many...

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  • Gavin Maxwell's Fantastic book Lords of...

    This is a fantastic book that gives an account of the years that the Glaoui brothers ruled over South Morocco while the French were in power and the King or Sultan of MOrocco was in exile...Gavin Maxwell gives an authoritative insight into what went on during the years leading up to the brothers reign from their headquarters in Telouet and...

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  • Fez

    Fez is one of the four imperial cities of Morocco, having served as the nation's capital at different times during its history. Today's city is composed of three distinct quarters: Fez el-Bali (the old walled city), Fez Jdid (the "new" city that grew around the ancient walls), and the Nouvelle Ville (the modern section established by the French...

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  • Movies made in Morocco

    Morocco has been a base for movie making for many years now - well known movies such as old movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Sodom and Gomorrah and Ben Hur - and newer movies such as Gladiator - particularly at sites such as the ksar village of Ait Benhaddou - and nearby Ouarzazate has become the centre of movie making with several film studios...

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  • Currency~ What to bring

    Moroccan Dirham is not an internationaly traded currency and not much sought after in other countries. I believe you can buy Dirhams at Gatwick airport. If you are bringing more than £1000 in cash into Morocco you must disclose it to an official at the airport on arrival. You will be given a declaration paper. When changing hard currency in a bank...

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  • What is the best currency to take to...

    Take some Euro's with you as back up but the ATMs are reliable in Morocco and their are plenty around so you shouldn't have any problems taking money out. Never had any use for US dollars.Done 4 trips so far to various parts of Morocco and never had any problems so far.

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  • Banks And Money

    The official currency of Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham, denoted as MAD or Dh. The Moroccan Dirham is composed of 100 centimes; notes are available in denominations of (Dh) 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 and coins are available in denominations of (Dh) 10, 5, 2 and 1, or 50, 20, 10 and 5 centimes. Travellers should be aware that there are 2 types of 5...

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  • Rabat

    The area that would one day become Rabat was first settled in the third century B.C. by Berbers. The settlement, located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River, was called Chella. In 40 A.D., Chella was conquered by the Romans, who changed its name to Sala Colonia. The Romans remained until 250 A.D., at which time they abandoned their colonies in...

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  • Casablanca

    With over 5,500,000 inhabitants, Casablanca is Morocco's largest city, as well as its chief port (which is also one of the largest ports in Africa) and commercial center.The area that would one day become Casablanca was first settled by Berbers in the seventh century B.C. They called their town Anfa. The strategic importance of the port attracted...

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  • Marrakech

    Perhaps the most exotic city in Morocco is Marrakech. Nicknamed the "Red City" because of the red stone used in the construction of its historic buildings, it is the most visited city in Morocco. Travelers are drawn to Marrakech by the Djemmaa el Fna, the Koutoubia Mosque, the Menara Gardens, the souq (which is the largest in Morocco), and the...

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  • Females travelling in Morocco on their...

    Its fine to travel Morocco on your own as a single female, im heading off my own again on Feb because I need some time off - as much as Morocco can be a bit hectic/hardwork to get about with a bit hustle and hassle here and there and things a bit more make-do than we are use to if one remember the culture and the society and the government that...

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  • The cedar forests of Middle Atlas

    Cedar forests grow extensively in the Middle Atlas region, estimated to be planted on 100,000 hectares, making it the largest concentration of cedars in North Africa and the Western Mediterranean. These forests host a number of wildlife, including the Barbary Macaque or Ape, now considered an endangered species. In the central Middle Atlas may be...

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  • Morocco - Essaouira

    Hi everyone. I have visited Morocco several times -- and think it is great, at all seasons. In the summer some places in Morocco can be wery hot, but others are just great.It depends on, where in Morocco you go --- I think a good choise is to visit some of the beautiful towns and villages along the Atlantic Coast. My favourite town (in the whole...

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  • Moroccoan food.

    Morrocoan food is generally very good.Most negative thing is that there are often only the same 4-5 things to chose from in the restaurants if you want to eat moroccoan.The most popular dishes are cous cous and tajine and they are both excellent.I met a few vegetarians there and they found morocco to be a quite good destination for veggies.

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  • Boatyards.

    There is quite a lot of boat building going on in Morocco and it's quite interesting to visit the boatyards and see how they are made.Normally it's no problem walking straight in and take a look.

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  • Mint tea.

    Mint tea is the big drink in Morrocco.The locals drink it all the time and i think it is fantastic.Be aware that they put lots of sugar in the tea in Morrocco and you will need to tell them in advance if you don´t want sugar in it.

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  • Morocco

    The variaties of nature you can find there. From mountains to desert. And I love old towns - also called Medina. http://kizie.com/blog/morocco.html Its hard do decided, I love all town as: Marrakesh, Fes, Meknesh, Rabat, Casablanca,...http://kizie.com/blog/morocco.html

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  • Credit cards

    I never travel with much cash, just enough for emergencies. I take a couple of credit cards, all cities you will visit have ATM machines. VISA or Mastercard is excepted everywhere. On the odd occasion ATM machines do not work because of satellite malfunction. You may have to wait a few hours before they work again.At busy times ATM's could be empty...

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  • Rock the Kasbah

    Walking in the covered Souk markets of Marrakech. Nothing beats it- you will get lost without a doubt so be prepared; even the most detailed maps of the area are not accurate! If that's not your cup of tea, there are plenty of other places to visit or just walk around the city and take in the atmosphere- it's buzzing. Sit on a roof top terrace in...

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  • Expressing Yourself to Kids at Play

    You know how you can get seized up looking at a cute kid, hearing them slur their words, watching them play with a serious play face?And you'd like to pick them up and say something like "Hey! You are cute!" (If you are from the UK, substitute "kid" for "dog" to empathize with me here)Well, you can do it here in Morocco - no problem.No accusations...

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  • Doctors in Morocco

    Friends, this is important info:(Remember to add the new numbers to the phones below.)If you need a doctor:MEDICAL LISTAGADIRHospital Hassan IIRoute de MarrakechBP 3174Tel : 028 84 14 77Fax : 028 84 13 59Clinique SpécialitéAvenue Hassan IITel : 028 84 84 84Fax : 028 82 62 06Polyclinique Du SoussAvenue Abderrahim BouabidTel : 028 22 40 40Fax : 028...

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  • from Marrakech to the Sahara

    My dream about going to the Sahara was finally going to be fulfilled. I did not have a clue about where to look, so i started searching on Google about the Sahara. We had already booked our flight and Hotel in Marrakesh. I then bumped into Tripadvisor, and was this site helpful! (Thanks to all the guys and gals who write real good stuff!)After...

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  • from Marrakech to the sahara

    My dream about going to the Sahara was finally going to be fulfilled. I did not have a clue about where to look, so i started searching on Google about the Sahara. We had already booked our flight and Hotel in Marrakesh. I then bumped into Tripadvisor, and was this site helpful! (Thanks to all the guys and gals who write real good stuff!)After...

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  • blue skies and huje sund dunes

    hiMy dream about going to the Morocco was finally going to be fulfilled. I did not have a clue about where to look, so i started searching on Google about Morocco. I then bumped into fodors, and was this site helpful! (Thanks to all the guys and gals who write real good stuff!)After reading it became clear that there were two ways of traveling in...

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  • Where to buy alcohol in Marrakesh

    We just got back from Marrakesh.They don't sell alcohol in the Asima supermarkets (well not the ones we went in). You need to go to the big Marjane one (we found one on the road to Casablanca - NW of any big maps), which was a lot like Tesco, selling most things from colouring books to Heineken. The local beers aren't that bad though. We tried...

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  • Sunshine all year round!

    Eating ice cream on the beach whilst watching the sun set.Walking on the beach for hours and paddling in the sea.Experiencing the various foods and those delicious sweets from the patisserie.The Atlas mountains are just fantastic with magnificent views from up there. The magnificent sunset. The hot weather all year round! The beaches. Relaxation -...

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