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Relax, you’re in Morocco now

Relax, you’re in Morocco now

Packing a suitcase is one thing, but preparing yourself to be immersed in a different culture and way of life is something else entirely. From slowing down to a more relaxed rhythm of daily life, to enjoying new customs, we take a look at some different aspects of life in Morocco.

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Rugs and slippers and perfume — oh my! Shopping in Morocco

Rugs and slippers and perfume — oh my! Shopping in Morocco

There’s no doubt about it – Morocco is a shopping mecca. From colourful rugs and woollen throws to hand-painted ceramics, statement silver jewellery inlaid with turquoise and amber and hand-dyed and stitched leather goods, it’s safe to say that if you brought a spare empty suitcase with you that you’d have no trouble filling it to bursting point!

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Moroccan medinas: how to lose yourself without getting lost

Moroccan medinas: how to lose yourself without getting lost

There’s something quite magical about medinas. These majestic walled cities were designed to protect citizens from attack, and date back to as early as the 9th century (in the case of Fez). Inside every medina lies a labyrinthine maze of streets, alleyways, bustling “souks” or markets, squares, communal “hammams” (bath houses), mosques, shops and riads.

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Safety tips for female travellers in Morocco

Safety tips for female travellers in Morocco

If you’re a woman travelling to Morocco for the first time, you may have some concerns about your health and about terrorism and other catastrophic events such as floods. Thirdly there are also personal safety issues like pickpocketing and being hassled with unwanted male attention. This blog elaborates upon this last category of potential risk.

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