Traveling in Morocco

 

RosanaDear Travel Agent,

Let me start by saying that Morocco is an awesome country, with beautiful and friendly people. You can find amazing bargains all over the country. We started our trip in Rabat, then onto Fez, Erfoud, Ouarzazate, Marrakech, Casablanca and back to Rabat, to make our way home.

It was an incredible itinerary.

A mistake we made was to travel there during Ramadan. Long drives were not fair to our driver/tour guide. It takes a lot of energy to drive on those precarious roads. One day, because the river was too high driving from Ouarzazate to Marrakech, we sat in the car for an extra 2 1/2 hours. Not pleasant for our tour guide who almost missed his Ftour (breakfast).

For lunch, there were no open restaurants EXCEPT for in Marrakech. Pay attention to that. If you find any restaurants open for lunch in other cities, the food is definitely leftover, with hard bread, small portions, and they are expensive.  Avoid them.

For dinner, all restaurants, even the most fancy ones, are smoker-friendly, so be prepared to breathe second hand smoke.

I am not discouraging people to travel to Morocco – actually I am looking forward to going again. But, not during Ramadan, and I will look for open restaurants where the cigarette smoke will not bother my sensitive nose and throat.

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