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  • The escape route!
    The escape route!
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  • Local Traditions
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  • School entrance with Arab, Berber and French
    School entrance with Arab, Berber and...
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  • 1. Djamaa El Fna - Square

    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...

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  • 2. Local Traditions

    The official language of Morocco is just Arab, but French still being spoken for almost everybody in the country (at least in the cities) in spite of it's not an official one. If you speak French...

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  • 3. Places Around Marrakesh

    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...

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  • 4. Street Scenes

    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...

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  • 5. Majorelle Gardens

    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...

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  • 6. Koutoubia Minaret & Koutoubia Gardens

    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...

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  • 7. Suuq of Marrakesh

    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...

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  • 8. medina

    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...

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  • 9. Saadian Tombs

    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...

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  • 10. El Bahia Palace

    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...

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  • 11. Restaurants/ Bars/ Cafés

    Don't leave Morocco without trying the famous relaxing and flavourful mint tea. But for even better experience try it on Cafe De France where you can enjoy your tea on the roof top terrace watching...

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  • 12. Schools / Offices / Public Buildings

    More than most cities in the world, the tourist office in Marrakech can be extremely useful. Maps are unreliable, people can tell you lies ("it's shut" or "it's closed down") and getting anything done...

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  • 14. Visiting in winter

    hi, i like any time of year cause I usually get a car and get out of town and have my favourite places to go with different looks for each season - with a car I...

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  • 15. 4 days in Marrakech solo...

    Hi most of us here in the forums answering questions also have our own travel pages with tips and pics and info on various locations that we have been to - Id...

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  • 16. I Want To Go Home

    The medina (the word is simply Arabic for 'city', but is generally used to describe the old part of any town) can seem impossibly labyrinthine to a first-time...

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  • 17. Tips to avoid being scamed.

    Never tell people you don´t know that it´s your first visit to Marrakesh. "So madam is this your first visit to Morroco" ? My answer to that question would be...

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  • 18. Cash or Card

    Most banks and post offices will exchange hard currency, but why carry lots of money with you when you can use an ATM to withdraw for your daily needs. You will...

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  • 19. Taking and changing money

    Guidebooks, and banks advise that as a restricted currency you have to wait until you get to Morocco to acquire Moroccan currency. According to information on...

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  • 20. Healthcare

    It’s a shame perhaps that VT doesn’t have a category for “Least Favourite Memory”. I really didn’t want to be able to write this tip but since I unfortunately...

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  • 21. What to wear

    This is an age old discussion on this forum and you will get all sorts of opinions. I'll put it plain. If you (general not personal) are used to dressing...

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  • 22. Some miscellaneous tips....

    Meeting New People and Seeing New PlacesThese tips are based on my last 8 weeks of traveling in Europe/Africa:1. Buy/pre-order as many museum/attraction tickets...

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  • 23. Song Marrakesh Express

    Marrakesh Express was a song brought out by Crosby, Stills and Nash in the late 60’s and which appealed to the Hippie generation. The song was based on a train...

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  • 24. Storks

    In Moroccan culture, Storks are considered a sign of good luck and you will see quite a number atop trees and old buildings. You can see quite a few of them at...

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  • 25. The Kaftan and Gandora

    The distinction between the Jellaba and Kaftan is that the Kaftan does not have a hood. Usually made of cotton or silk with full sleeves. They can range from...

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