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Why do people in the Marrakech Medina say "That way is closed"?

You are spot-on: the purpose is to mislead and confuse tourists. The "don't go that way, it's closed" technique is a common "scam" you will witness in those Moroccan cities which are commonly targeted ...
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

I can't find a reference but on the BBC TV news a spokesperson of Morocco said they need tourists to keep coming, because the revenue they bring into the country is even more essential now. Tourism ...
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Why do people in the Marrakech Medina say "That way is closed"?

I spent a lot of time wandering around the souks of Marrakesh. I ended up staying in the home of a gnawa musician in there for a while. I got scammed into buying a carpet the first day. But I learned ...
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

Short answer: no, don't go to the Marrakech area yet. I had a very similar dilemma about visiting Kathmandu a few days after the 2015 earthquake. I did go there in the end, but only because I couldn't ...
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Vegetarian food in Morocco

My boyfriend and I (both vegetarian) were in Morocco for 3 weeks with our bikes. We were visiting Marrakech, Agadir, Essaouira from the big cities and many small villages in Atlas and Anti-Atlas. ...
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Vegetarian food in Morocco

You can survive, as a vegetarian, in most of the known world, Morocco included. Meat eating historically has never been common nor cheap, and today it is so just because it's been one of the cultural ...
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Why do people in the Marrakech Medina say "That way is closed"?

It also originate from the tradition of the Medina themselves. Their plan is not made to be easily comprehensible by foreigners. There are only few ways passing through, and they are never straight. ...
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Where can I find a wash and fold in Marrakesh, Morocco?

According to this TripAdvisor post, "regular" laundromats are very rare (aka don't exist) in Marrakesh. Residents do laundry in their own home. From how I see it, your options are to ask the hotel to ...
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Is it a good idea to visit Marrakesh and the high Atlas in mid October 2023, after the earthquake?

I just came accros an interview with the owner of a small guest house in the Atlas mountains. He tells that his private home was destroyed, but the guest house still stands. He and his family will ...
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Marrakesh airport to Jemmaa el-Fna

I've now returned from my trip with first-hand information, and despite the prices quoted on the airport website and Rome2Rio, in practice as of the time of writing the taxis are charging MAD 100 (€ ...
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Marrakesh airport to Jemmaa el-Fna

It looks like the taxi is the cheapest option, and surprisingly is even cheaper than the bus. You can easily book the taxi in advance. There are a few taxi companies mentioned on this website.
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Vegetarian food in Morocco

I visited Morocco a few months back. There are not too many vegetarian options but still, it's not too difficult to survive. Veg Tajine and Couscous are the most common options. For better ...
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Lounge access at Marrakech airport

Just for info for new readers with the same question: The priority pass is no longer accepted at the Marrakech airport.
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