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Destination Focus: Morocco

Alan must be busy with Christmas stuff (quite right), so I’ve found some accommodation reviews for Agadir:

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Essex UK
Been several times but always to Agadir. Twice on a ship and once for a weeks winter break which Morocco is excellent for. Warm sunshine with the smell of spices in the Souks.

Where did you stay in Agadir Is there a link to a review you could add to this thread

Essex UK
Been several times but always to Agadir. Twice on a ship and once for a weeks winter break which Morocco is excellent for. Warm sunshine with the smell of spices in the Souks.

There was a clear implication in the BBC article that you are constantly hassled when you are out and about in Morocco, did you find this to be the case?

As ESW has said this is something that is normal in North Africa and I also found it in West Africa. Did not experience it in South Africa and have yet to travel to the East.

Last Edited by unknown at 09 Sep 12:25
London

There is a series on Morocco by Diana Davies that you might like to read:
http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/inde … StarWriter

Essex UK

A man did offer my then-husband three camels, suggesting he wanted to buy me (a joke – though I had long blond hair then, which did rather stick out in Morocco!). Husband turned him down (I somtimes wonder if he regretted that …)

I can’t answer for Morocco, but this does seem to be a problem in North Africa generally. We encountered it in Tunisia in the more touristy areas. Once away from these, there was no hard sell. The most frequent request was to visit a carpet shop, especially the one with the panoramic view from the top. Once inside you get the very hard sell. We learnt to smile and ask "Is that the shop with the panoramic view? Yes we did that yesterday…" There was always a grin and we walked on with no ill feelings. On the rare occasions we were subjected to the hard sell we found if we continued to smile while saying no increasingly firmly, the message eventually got through. Whatever happens don’t get ratty. Keep smiling.

ESW
Lincolnshire
Been several times but always to Agadir. Twice on a ship and once for a weeks winter break which Morocco is excellent for. Warm sunshine with the smell of spices in the Souks.

There was a clear implication in the BBC article that you are constantly hassled when you are out and about in Morocco, did you find this to be the case?

Essex UK

Been several times but always to Agadir. Twice on a ship and once for a weeks winter break which Morocco is excellent for. Warm sunshine with the smell of spices in the Souks.

Last Edited by unknown at 09 Sep 08:59
London
ESW
Lincolnshire

I went in 1974 – so maybe things have changed. And I was travelling about on buses, sorting things out as I went along. So can’t advise on a tour.

My memories – Marakkesh is wonderful, and gets hotter as the sun goes down – the sandstone walls absorb heat during the day but at dusk they cool and the air can be even hotter.

And I love Fez, with all its winding streets and hills. Do hope that hasn’t changed beyond recognition.

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