I am travelling to the CANARY ISLANDS this summer, and want to sail to Morocco as well as it is in a short distance. I am searching the net to get as much information possible for this trip which will take place in August.
I found this article interesting and useful to TP members who are planning a trip to Morocco.
I want to share the information with you.
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What to Pack For Morocco
Morocco is a very unique destination. Located in North Africa but still carrying the vibe of the Middle East. Morocco is full of culture, languages, sights, great food, amazing landscapes, and best of all, relatively safe. This makes it a popular destination for independent travelers and backpackers flock to the various areas around the country.
Morocco is not your every day tourist destination though. Being a conservative Islamic republic, you should be mindful of Moroccan’s customs and be respectful in your dress. This means that, despite the often warm temperatures, you should not plan on walking around in shorts and short-sleeved t-shirts. This goes for both men and women.
For men, jeans, khaki’s and cargo pants are acceptable and long sleeved t-shirts, thin jackets, or lightweight casual button-down shirts are recommended.
Women can generally follow the above recommendations but just be mindful to not wear tops that expose cleavage or have short sleeves. It may not be considered risque in western culture, but these items are generally unacceptable in Moroccan culture.
Recommended Packing List:
• 4-5 shirts (or blouses) - preferably long sleeved
• 1 jacket or sweater
• 2 pairs of comfortable pants
• swim suit - if you’re visiting the beach
• hat - especially if you’re visiting the desert
• enough socks and underwear
• comfortable sneakers or hiking shoes
• toiletries - don’t go overboard, but shopping for your typical toiletries in Morocco might be difficult
• digital camera - smaller is better
Morocco isn’t particularly dangerous, but places like Tangiers do suffer from slightly more than normal amounts of petty theft. If you are spending time in any medina areas and want to take photographs, a small camera is a better idea. Remember, this is where Moroccan’s live and work and aren’t necessarily tourist areas, despite the popularity of them.http://www.travelpod.com/members/greekcypriot
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