medina, Marrakesh

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    Safe walking in the Medina

    by Airpunk Written May 20, 2015

    Favorite thing: It is generally safe to walk in the Medina, also during the hours of darkness as most of the shops are open until very late. Even what seem to be dark until alleys are not as unsafe as they may appear. The only areas to be really avoided in hours of darkness are those in the far northeast, close to the tanneries. Female travellers are generally safe on their own, though they may get some unwanted male attention after dark. Better team up with other females (or tourist males) if you want to stroll though the medina in the night.

    Generally, the Medina is as safe as a western European city centre. Just use common sense measures like avoiding to show around large sums of money or putting your wallet in a place where it is safe from pickpockets.

    The biggest problem in the medina may be navigation/orientation. More a annoyance than a danger are the faux guides and touts which can be found all over the medina, mostly of course between Djama El Fnaa and the museum. See my respective tips for advice on that.

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    Laundry / washing clothes

    by keibunkin Written Dec 22, 2010

    Favorite thing: 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.

    Fondest memory: It is now under the renovation but will open soon in 2011.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Backpacking

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    Laundry / washing clothes

    by keibunkin Written Dec 22, 2010

    Favorite thing: http://www.lostinmarrakech.jimdo.com
    A new place in Medina (Marrakech) they have Laundromat service.
    Washing clothes by washing machine and dried by natural sun shine.
    It is charged by kg and price is cheaper than hotel or dry cleaning shop.

    Fondest memory: It is now under the renovation but will open soon in 2011.

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    medina

    by jujub Written Jul 18, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Check out the medina, don't worry about getting lost in the maze of streets and alleys because.... you will get lost, it is inevitable. So, since it is gonna happen (unless you have a great, terrific sense of navigation), enjoy, check out all the shops, and ladies: just smile and keep on walking if you hear catcalls! if someone approaches you and you want to get rid of them, just pretend you don't understand what they are saying and keep on walking.

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