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(Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, etc) Ebola is not contagious in the same way as, say, influenza outbreaks. It's a horrible contagious disease, but it requires an exchange of bodily fluids for transmission - particularly blood, sweat, sexual fluids, vomit, bile etc. Transmission usually occurs in close proximity - between family members, sexual partners or ...


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It is perfectly fine. The call to prayer is frequently televised so there is nothing wrong with recording it and posting it on youtube. It is done often. However, do not go to the mosque during prayer and start recording there. Its not that its not allowed, its just that you'll have to have prior permission and you may be a distraction to the congregation.


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To exit the UK: Use the passport you used to enter the UK. They will probably want to put an exit stamp in your passport and will look for the corresponding entry stamp. To enter Morroco: Use your Morrocco passport. To exit Morocco: Use your Kenyan passport with the UK student Visa with the airlines to prove you're authorized to enter the UK. Show your ...


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Interesting, this came up in the latest podcast from Dr Karl, a science speaker in Australia. What I learned from this is that while Ebola is very, very bad to get (90% death-rate), it has a problem. While colds transmit very easily between people because of the incubation time and infection rate, Ebola's symptoms can appear very early, and visibly ...


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As far as I know, Morocco is a completely different situation. There were some demonstrations, but no violence to speak of. The Arab Spring is about regime change, overthrowing a dictator. The Moroccan King, according to Moroccans is talked to, is not viewed as a dictator like they have/had in Tunisia, Syria or Libya. In Morocco they have elections, and ...


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Casablanca in general is safe and the police is visible almost in all areas which makes you even feel safer. Also Morocco is one of the favorite countries for tourists in north Africa (maybe the first one) and it did not get that position if it wasn't safe enough for tourists. Just stick to these simple rules: Don't go out late at night, unless in ...


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worldembassyinformation.com has a different opinion: Embassy of Morocco in Tehran, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran Street Address: Av Lavassani- Vatanpour-Shahid, Davoud Barati N°5 Phone: (+98-21) 22206731, 22206732 Fax: (+98-21) 22210169 Email: sifamateh@ocean-net.com Embassy of Iran in Rabat, Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco Street Address: Route De Zair, ...


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You're worrying way too much about this! Morocco sees a huge number of Caucasian European tourists (~370,000 from the UK alone) due to its proximity to Europe thanks to cheap low-cost carrier flights as well as historic ties it has with France, being a former French colony. (To this day, French is one of the more commonly spoken languages, at least in the ...


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Nobody eats during the daytime until the sun goes down (that's a sure thing), This is true, and Morocco is one of the strictest countries in this regard! Unlike Tunisia, Lebanon or Syria for example. So, no shop (included food shops) are opened until then (with hard temperatures...), and every streets are kind of desert in the afternoon, Not ...


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ATMs are easy to find in Morocco. Except for the really small towns, you'll have no problem withdrawing money. Do bring some cash, just in case. Euros are by far the preferred currency. Morocco is after all just 14 kilometers from the Eurozone.


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From Wikitravel: Although a predominantly Muslim country, Morocco is not dry. Alcohol is available in restaurants, liquor stores, bars, supermarkets, clubs, hotels and discos. Some Moroccans enjoy a drink although it is disapproved in public places. The local brew of choice carries the highly original name of Casablanca Beer. It is a full flavored lager ...


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Unlike it's commonly thought, Hosteling International is not a single organisation but rather a group of national associations affiliated to the main body under the same brand name. As such because each national association is a separate organisational entity, and that means how well their inventory of beds is integrated into third-party websites such as ...


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Usually the problem isn't getting back out of the country, but getting in (there are exceptions to this, such as countries where exit visas are required). According to the Consulate General of the Kingdom of Morocco in New York, citizens of the USA do not need a visa to visit Morocco for a stay up to 90 days. This would allow you to leave the airport during ...


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Skip Agadir, unless you are extremely exited about tourist traps. Marrakech is very nice, as is Essaouira, although the two are not comparable; Marrakech is a proper city with an old historic city centre, cluster with souks (=markets); Essaouira is a laid back town at the coast, it also has an historic centre, but is much smaller. Accommodation is ...


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Marrakech has a big palm tree garden that seems part of the desert itself (well, like an oasis really). I don't remember the name, but it's really near the city center and every taxi driver knows where it is (just ask for camel riding). There are a lot of camels and people that offers camel riding to tourists. Also, there are travel agencies that offers ...


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Friends have just been, visiting both Marrakech and the coast with their 9 month old. Sure, he won't remember any of it, but the parents had a blast, and were even invited to stay with the family of a local they made friends with, who thought having the kid to stay as well was just brilliant. Everyone benefited from the experience. Of course, a 9 month ...


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One should not drink tap water in Morocco - it is due to different bacteria. The same applies to mountain springs. You should boil it or treat with tablets before drinking. It may be also advisable to clean your teeth using bottled or treated water to avoid the risk of swallowing.


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I believe it'd be at 33.1962N, 5.4201W on Google Maps. I found it by following the directions on Wikitravel to Zaouiate Oued Ifrane: Zaouiate Oued Ifrane is located about 100K south of Fez. The road which dead ends at Zaouiate Oued Ifrane turns off from the main roadway after the town of Souk L'Hdd and before the city of Mrirt. Transportation to ...


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It is not inappropriate to record the calls to prayer. It is, however, considered a sign of disrespect to cut the recording short before the "muezzin" finishes reciting the call to prayer.


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In bigger cities like Marrakech and Casablanca, you find hotel bars which sell alcohol but these places are typically quite expensive from what I found. If you aren't staying at a hotel, you probably don't want to spend that much. Supermarkets still do sell alcohol: in Marrakech, the 'Asima' supermarket in Bab Doukkala does sell alcohol. Expect huge queues ...


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We took our four-year old to Morocco earlier this year. We too had similar worries regarding whether it would be a safe and fun place to take a young child. We all had a fantastic time. Travelling with toddlers in Morocco is no hardship. The people love children. Locals were delighted that we (a Western couple with young child) were in their country. Our ...


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This is only anecdotal, as I travelled by bus in Morocco, but I met many other backpackers who did travel by train and they didn't report any problems. As I answered to a previous question, Morocco is generally a very safe country to travel in. Seat61's entry on Morocco doesn't give any warnings - and the trains look quite comfy too!


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Wow, Morocco is wonderful. We've just completed our trip and had no problems travelling with a gigantic bicycle as luggage. For the train from Tangier to Marrakech, they wouldn't allow the bicycle on the train but would send it along as cargo, to arrive the next morning. We had to go to the Gare de Tangier-Moghogha, the next station 4km from the Tangier ...


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Desert tours in Morocco run year round. As a tour operator in Morocco we organize tours to Erg Chebbi sand dunes by Merzouga anytime of the year, all summer and even during Ramadan. But we discourage clients coming to Erg Chegaga sand dunes by M'hamid. Because these sand dunes are in complete wilderness, over 1 hour off road driving though the desert and ...


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At a basic level, you would either travel down the coast of Western Sahara and then cut in through Mauritania, do the same but through Senegal instead of Mauritania, or catch a ferry from Morocco to Spain, back to Algeria and then come down from the north (somewhat of a crazy detour) However the travel advisories indicate that the areas to avoid are north ...



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