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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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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

What you need in order to see from country A to country B is not just the distance between them but elevation. The higher, the better. If the two countries are separated by water, then assuming ...
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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 Morocco Safe for Tourists?

Yes you will attract unwanted attentions. It is safe, as long as you follow good old common sense. (among others) Keep valuable at home or in your hotel room (for example, you don't need you gold ...
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Where is this gorge?

This seems to be one of the Dadès Gorges; the road in the first picture in the gallery on Wikipedia matches yours. By Rosino - flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?...
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Is EasyJet Holidays responsible if they allow a Ukrainian citizen with British Resident Permit to board a flight from LGW to Agadir without a visa?

It's always the duty of the passenger to ensure they have the correct documentation to enter their destination. The visa check is to protect them, not you. They may have been fined by Morocco for ...
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Why does it take longer to fly from Rabat to London than the reverse?

It appears that whatever website you are using to find these flights is not calculating the time zone difference correctly. However, it's wrong for an interesting reason. Morocco is on the time zone ...
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How to get safe through Mauritania

This answer was written in 2016 and may be out of date, this answer from 2020 is likely more useful. This isn't a complete answer, just a summary of what I've found in my research online. Still ...
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Moroccan Arabic or MSA used on signs in Morocco

Signs in all Arabic speaking countries are in MSA. Signs in airports, streets, train stations, official buildings, etc. are usually in a form of MSA that can be understood by any Arabic speaker ...
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Is Morocco dangerous, in particular for a Jewish American?

It is safe for all jews. Jews have been part of the history of Morocco. Maybe they lived there before Islam but a big jew community came to Morocco when they were expelled after Spain took back "...
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Is Morocco Safe for Tourists?

Safety is relative to the individual. I, being from South Africa, consider myself to have a high tolerance for risk. I would consider Morocco a safe country - but my tolerance could be different to ...
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Is Morocco Safe for Tourists?

I and my boyfriend (I more or less blond) have done a 3 week bicycle trip in Morocco 1 year ago: we were traveling alone also in quite remote and very non-touristic areas (Atlas and Anti-Atlas ...
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What is the easiest way to travel between western Europe and Morocco without using plane?

The Man in Seat 61 has a page that discusses how to get from London to Morocco by train and ferry. Eurostar from London to Paris, TGV from Paris to Barcelona, overnight in Barcelona, AVE and Spanish ...
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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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ethnic-related questions by immigration officer

I'm afraid if you consider these questions too intrusive, you won't want to visit many countries, not just Morocco. Questions about ethnic origin are common. India, for example, wants to know about ...
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Is EasyJet Holidays responsible if they allow a Ukrainian citizen with British Resident Permit to board a flight from LGW to Agadir without a visa?

Who is responsible? It is always the responsibility of the traveller to ensure that they have the required documents to enter another country. Transport firms can often be fined, depending on the ...
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Where is this gorge?

It is the Dadès Gorge. It is about six hours from Marrakech on the road to the dunes of Merzouga. The Auberge Chez Pierre is a convenient hotel nearby.
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What is the easiest way to travel between western Europe and Morocco without using plane?

You can take a ferry from Algeciras in Spain, to Morocco. There are routes to Tangier, and to Tangier Med (located about 40 km east of Tangier), which is a shorter route. The crossing to Tangier ...
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What is the purpose of this cage on the wall of hotel room?

I am not sure about Morocco but this is your run of the mill newspaper rack. If you were in a breakfast restaurant in the 60-80s you would likely see this with a different section of the newspaper ...
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Can one see Morocco from Portugal?

Here's a loophole to win the bet (and possibly lose a friend): If you're flying from Porto to Faro, you're in Portugal and you can see Morocco before landing in Faro. Rabat might be outside your ...
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Is EasyJet Holidays responsible if they allow a Ukrainian citizen with British Resident Permit to board a flight from LGW to Agadir without a visa?

They refuse to pay any compensation Compensation would only be owed if the passenger had the correct documentation but ended up being denied boarding due to that documentation As MJeffryes states, ...
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Sahara in Morocco - Do we need 4x4 car?

You are planning a >2000km roadtrip across Morocco. You will be covering large cities as well as smaller rural town. You will spend most of your trip driving in rural, arid, areas. The road quality ...
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Refused boarding with Lufthansa because I didn't have a valid return ticket. Any chance of getting my money back?

I realize it is far too late now, but you mishandled this. You should not have rebooked your existing ticket. What you should have done was purchased an additional fully refundable Lufthansa ticket ...
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In Morocco, do you get better prices for paying in Euros?

No, not at all (short answer, read the rest if interested) that is not the case. Tunisia has rampant inflation and irrealistic "official" change rate. In Morocco 20+ years ago, it was slightly ...
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How can my friend who lost her French residence permit card before exiting the Schengen Area return to France?

I am afraid that your friend's situation is very dire. The visa de retour is indeed the right solution to return to France if you had to leave it without proper documentation. If you read the official ...
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Are visa application forms for Morocco available online?

I recently applied for a tourist visa to Morocco from Germany and finally succeeded. Here is the link to the procedure and required documents. At the end of the page, there is a link to the visa ...
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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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Bus timetables to Sidi Ifni, Morocco

CTM's website, as you link above, is happy to show me schedules, prices, and a booking form for trips from Essaouria to Sidi Ifni (with a change in Agadir) for next week. They may simply not have ...
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Global Blue and getting validation when exiting EU by ferry

From this answer : ... You have to get your documents stamped by a customs officer at the point of exit of the EU – not necessary in the same EU country where you bought it. Since you're leaving EU ...
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