A country located in the North-Western corner of Africa

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Is it inappropriate to record the call to prayer?

I am currently on holiday in Marrakech, Morocco, and have found that the frequent calls to prayer from mosques throughout the day are quite a core part of life here. To record some of my experience ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Morocco?

Over the next week I'm travelling around in Morocco and I wonder whether buying bottled water is essential or tap water is safe enough to drink. According to the Wikitravel entry: As a rule, do ...
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What are the rules surounding alcohol in Morocco

I will be in Morocco for New Year's: what are the rules surrounding alcohol? Firstly is alcohol even available? If so do I need a permit or is it just a case of showing your passport at the store? ...
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Travel in Morocco during Ramadan?

I'm planning to visit Morocco this summer with my girlfriend, from 20/07 to 3/08. We'll arrive during Ramadan, and I've heard and read many things about the change of lifestyle there, but at the end, ...
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Is Morocco currently safe to visit despite the Ebola outbreak?

I'm travelling to Morocco over the Easter period, and while I am aware that the current Ebola outbreak is mainly in Guinea, Liberia and Mali, and would have to cross the Sahara to get to Morocco, is ...
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What supporting evidence is required for a Moroccan travel visa?

I plan to travel to Morocco later this year and wanted to check if anyone with previous experience getting a travel visa can shed some light here. The Embassy of Morocco in the UK states that for a ...
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Is it safe to drive in Morocco if you don't understand Arabic?

Because of the risk of malaria in Thailand we are now considering going to Morocco. I have read some interesting journeys by car in this country. When I searched on Google image for "traffic signs ...
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How to get safe through Mauritania

I'm considering road trip from Morocco to Gambia/Senegal. The main problem is Mauritania since it is being told not to be safe country. So my main question is whether there are some very safe or at ...
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How safe is Morocco? (2011-2012)

I'm planning a trip to Morocco at the end of this year. Considering the Arab Spring and regular precautions, are there any "official" safety recommendations relevant to travellers from the western ...
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Is it possible to cross the border from Morocco to Algeria?

I have read that the border between Morocco and Algeria is closed. Does it mean that literally it is not possible to cross the border by any means of ground transport (bus, rail, foot)? Is it possible ...
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What are the guidelines for summer beach clothes in Morocco?

I would like to visit Morocco (the country on Africa, it is Arab). I know the temperature there is good to go to beach. Can I wear typical European beach clothes there? (I mean the beach clothes that ...
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Why are Moroccan HI hostels not listed on hostel sites?

I stay almost exclusively in hostels when available and use sites such as hostelworld.com or hostelbookers.com to find hostels. When looking for a hostel in Casablanca no hostels could be found on ...
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Family with kids driving from Marrakesh to Fez - any threat of danger for daytime driving?

We are two parents with three children, a blonde, a red head and one brunette, ages 8,9,and 12 years. Why do I write that? because we look very American which may not be such a good thing in Morocco. ...
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Is Casablanca totally safe?

My daughter is going to have a flight with one day stopover in Casablanca. Are there places to be avoided in Casablanca for a single young woman? Which ones might they be?
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I have a 16 hour layover in Morocco - can I leave the airport and go back in through customs?

I am a US citizen traveling from New York to Ghana. I have a 16 hour layover in Morocco and want to make sure that if I leave the airport I will be allowed to go back through customs to board my last ...
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Is traveling by train in the night in Morocco safe?

Is traveling by train safe during the night in Morocco? I would like to take a night train from Marrakech to Fes or Rabat, to save a holiday day. Do you think it is wise?
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Sahara in Morocco - Do we need 4x4 car?

I plan a roadtrip which will start in Tanger and ends probably in Marrakech. We want to go mostly through Eastern Morocco. Tanger -> Rif ... etc., then go through Sahara as long as possible. We are ...
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Where to go in Morocco with toddlers?

We would like to go to Morocco. It seems like a very interesting destination. Unfortunately most travel guides suggest traveling with children over 6. Should we postpone visiting Morocco until they ...
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How many days a year is a U.S. citizen allowed to stay in Morocco?

I arrived in Morocco in October of 2014 and renewed my visa by traveling to Spain by ship for a day and getting my passport stamped again in January of 2015. My question is, am I allowed to leave the ...
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Transporting (not riding) a tandem bicycle from Tangier to Essaouira

My partner and I have finished a trans-Europe tandem bicycle journey, and would like to rest for a month in Essaouira, Morocco, but need advice on travelling there from Tangier with our large tandem ...
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Should I travel to Morocco alone as a young female?

I've already booked a flight for a one-week long winter holiday to Morocco. Due to a great change of circumstances (=breakup), my partner won't accompany me on the trip. I have never been to Morocco, ...
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When are Morocco desert camel excursions available?

I had heard that the desert excursions (around Merzouga) only run during the cooler months of the year (November to February). But I've looked at a few sites and I haven't found anything that confirms ...
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Is Morocco dangerous, in particular for a Jewish American?

I may be travelling to Morocco later this year. I am an American student (not Moroccan by birth, only by inherited citizenship) and my last name is Jewish. With Morocco: predicting a "serious ...
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What are the operational times for public transport in Marrakech, and where can I find a schedule?

Marrakech has a public bus transport system, but what are its operating times? I ask because Wikitravel states for the single bus route that operates between the city and its airport to be "6.15am to ...
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In Morocco, do you get better prices for paying in Euros?

On a previous trip to Tunisia, I was slightly surprised to discover that many tourist-focused vendors (though not all) offered two prices, one in Euros and one in Dinar, with the Euro price quite a ...
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Travelling to Morocco with two passports (one is Moroccan), which one to use?

I have a Kenyan passport and a Moroccan passport, and I am a student studying in the UK. The Kenyan passport is the only passport out of the two listed that has the British student visa. If I want to ...
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What are my accommodation options when traveling with toddlers through Morocco?

We are going to Morocco with our kids. We intent to rent a car and independently travel a bit through the country. From reading through online resources, I have learned that a Riad is a must-do, but ...
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Availability of ATMs and exchange places in Morocco

I'm thinking about going to Morocco, and I would be avoiding the most touristic places. I've read the question When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? ...
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Short layover in CDG between Morocco and Israel

I have a EasyJet flight from Marrakech (Morocco) to Paris CDG. 2H15 later I have an El Al flight to Tel Aviv. It is my understanding (would love some confirmation) that I cannot checkin my luggages ...
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Where can I ride camels in Morocco (other than in the Sahara)?

Riding camels is widely advertised in the south eastern part of morocco. That is, where the Sahara starts. We might not be able to reach those parts. I am wondering if there are camel rides offered ...
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Where is “Zaouiate Oued Ifrane”?

There is a Wikivoyage article about Zaouiate Oued Ifrane that says: Better known as Zaouia d'Ifrane, or even Ifrane if you are within the village limits, this Berber village is often confused for ...
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How can I go from Morocco to Mali by car?

How can I go from Morocco to Mali by car? I can't cross the border with Algeria because there aren't. So what can I do?
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As an American, can I apply for an Algerian visa in Morocco?

I'm an American citizen in Morocco. Can I apply for an Algerian tourist visa at the Algerian consulate in Casablanca (or Oujda)?
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Is it difficult for an Iranian citizen to get a visa to travel to Morocco as a tourist?

Where I am now in Georgia there is a backpacker from Iran who would like to travel to Morocco but thinks it is not possible for Iranian citizens since the countries do not have embassies in each other'...
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20 hour flight connection wait in Morocco. Can I sightsee? [closed]

I'm a Brazilian citizen traveling to Portugal with a connection in Casablanca, Morocco (CMN) that will make me wait 20 hours and 20 minutes for my next flight. I know that no visa is needed to enter ...
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Precautions and Customs to observe when traveling in Morocco

What precautions should my husband and I take and/or customs should we follow while traveling in Morocco. We are not Muslim and are unsure of this country's level of tolerance for Americans and ...
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Gibraltar & surroundings to Morocco with a bicycle

What are the options and prices to get from Gibraltar and southern Spain to Morocco with a bicycle? I've found some ferries that operates there, however all of them cost over 35 euros round trip. Is ...
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Do I need a transit visa for Morocco?

I am travelling from Montreal, Canada to Cairo, Egypt transitting in Casablanca for 13 hours. Have a hotel voucher. I hold a valid Egyptian passport and a 5 year valid visa to Canada and US. Do I need ...
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Driving from Marrakech to Merzouga for camel tour

My wife and I are going to Morocco for the first time. Most important for us on that trip is to ride the camel and night in the desert under the stars, so for that we booked a night in the desert ...
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Withdrawing Euros from Moroccan ATMs?

Are there ATMs in Marrakech where I could withdraw EUR? Do these come with additional fees? Would I be better off buying the EUR in the US at a bureau de change? (New York or Chicago) I'm planning on ...
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What is the Tanger GR bus terminal destination?

I would like to check buses from Tanger to Tetouan but I have one problem. I can't figure out whether it is Tanger MED or Tanger. The page I've found it is in French. Here is the page: http://www.ctm....
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Fastest cheap way to get from Morocco to Algeria?

Some friends and I want to go from Fez, Morocco, to Algiers over a long weekend, but flying from Casablanca ($350) is above our willingness to pay. What's the fastest way, cheaper than flying from ...
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Luggage lockers at Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech?

Can I leave my luggage at the garden while visiting? If not, would I be allowed to take a suitcase inside?
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Crossing border from Spain to Morocco - possible problems?

we want to visit Spain in September 2015. Since we will visit Gibraltar too, we are thinking about going to Ceuta. Since Ceuta is very close to Morocco it would be worth to visit it for example for ...
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Are there any special events in Marrakesh in January?

In particular I'm interested in January 3rd to 8th, 2013. But more in general, which events, festivities etc.. are there in Marrakesh?
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What are the prices on alcohol in Morocco? [closed]

I would like to ask whether we can count with buying some alcohol in Morocco, particularly in Fes. I don't mean drinks in bar but bottle of wine or better whiskey or something like that in some ...
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How can I find a local guide to take me safely up Mt Toubkal in Morocco? [closed]

My partner and I will be visiting Morocco in late December and would like to hire a local and knowledgeable guide for climbing Mt Toubkal, who can also provide equipment (crampons, ice axe etc). Many ...
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Taxi or bus from Rabat to Marrakech

Three of us are going to go to Morocco about 20th February. I've read (on RomeToRio) that it is about 200 Dirhams by Grand Taxi from Rabat to Marrakech. Is this accurate for three passengers? Or would ...
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How common is it to get a last minute desert tour in Marrakech?

As per the title, I'm heading to Marrakech and wanting to do a tour either 4D/3N or 5D/4N. However I am travelling by myself (first time ever) and am having trouble finding an open group to go with as ...
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Buy mobile data in Morocco with Inwi SIM card

I've bought a standard 30DH Inwi SIM card. I recharged it online for 200DH to have more mobile data. That data ended very soon but I still have all my calling credit. Is it possible to use this credit ...