5 Things You Should Know Before Touring Morocco

We have all seen how captivating Morocco is in Hollywood movies. That is why it is hard to resist going to this country. The blue city of Chefchaouen and Tangier are just a few of the wonderful tourist spots that are worth visiting. So if you are planning to visit this beautiful country, here are a couple of things that you should know.

  1.   Marrakesh is too common, head to Fez instead

Almost every tour package going to Morocco would include Marrakesh. However, while Marrakesh features a great desert oasis and labyrinthine, it has become too common for tourists. Almost every year thousands of tourists flock into this city making it too crowded and less appealing for first-timers. If you want to enjoy a piece of Morocco, we suggest that you go to Fez which is just 297km east of Casablanca. Fez features an ancient Arabic architecture that is well preserved by the locals. Unlike Marrakesh the streets here are not too crowded.

  1.   You can photograph the place but not the people around

Enjoy taking pictures of the wonderful places in Morocco. Just make sure you don’t include the people around. If you happen to be unlucky, some locals can really be sensitive and will tell you directly to delete your photo that includes a smidge of their image.

  1.   Don’t fall for the Magic Carpet Trick

A lot of people come to Morocco for the so-called magic carpet. Vendors will often tell you hyped-up claims about their originally woven antique magic carpet that you should buy more expensive ones, so  you can sell them at double the price when you go back home. While there are really magical carpets around Morocco, not every vendor in town sells the same. You could actually fall for the wrong carpet and end up buying fake ones.

  1.   Ride the train to Fez

Going by plane is convenient but most of the attractions in Morocco can be seen by train. The train usually run from Marrakesh to Fez and can take 10 hours.  You can rest throughout your journey or enjoy the scenery as you ride.

  1.   Forget about dieting

If you go to Morocco only to tour around, you are wasting your time. Morocco is a country for people with a big appetite. In fact, their services are huge. For $3 to $6 you can enjoy Morocco’s national dish called “tagine”, which a North African stew that combines lamb, chicken, and fish.