Moroccan Currency: What you need to know about money when travelling

What is Moroccan currency called? What is the exchange rate? Can I withdraw money at a cash machine in Marrakech using my Maestro card or should I change money at a currency exchange bureau? Find the answers to key questions about money, currency, Morocco and travel at a glance.  In Morocco, currency is officially the Moroccan Dirham (MAD). A dirham is made up of 100 centimes and is currently worth about 0.09 Euros. Of course,

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Marrakech holidays: Some useful hints and tips

Holidays in Marrakech can leave one fully immersed in the wonders of the Orient, whether meandering through the endless passages of the Medina, or discovering ancient palaces and architectural treasures in the Old Town. But that’s not all there is to Marrakech. Morocco’s bustling metropolis has plenty to offer anyone planning a Marrakech holiday. Here are some important hints and tips for planning your visit. Optimal travel time for a Marrakech holiday Marrakech is just

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Shopping in Marrakech: The Ensemble Artisanal

With the wide range of crafts offered, the souks of Marrakech are a real shopping paradise. But prices have to be negotiated hard. Therefore, the Ensemble Artisanal is a good starting point for newbies. What souvenirs can you buy in Marrakesh and how much do you have to pay for them without being crossed? These are two major questions that a visit to Ensemble Artisanal will answer for you. The state-sponsored complex near the Koutoubia

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Diarrhea in Morocco: Tips for preventing and handling the most common travel sickness

Diarrhea is one of the most common health problems that you have to deal with on a vacation in Morocco. How to protect yourself from it and what to do when you are haunted by “Montezuma’s revenge”, is revealed in this article. How do you get infected with diarrhea and what can be done to prevent it? About 40% of all travelers are affected by the unpleasant disturbances of the digestive tract between the third

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Withdrawing money and managing travel finances in Marrakech

You will not get very far without money — especially not in Marra-Cash. Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding money are how you can organize your travel finances during your trip and how to get Moroccan Dirham at attractive rates once you’re there. There are several ways to approach currency exchange issues. Most of them have both advantages and disadvantages. In the past, it was common to order and pick up the desired amount

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Low-Budget-Tips: Marrakech for Backpackers

Backpackers will not be immune to Marrakech’s magic. Even though the city is relatively expensive in comparison to the rest of the country, you will be able to have a great time on a small budget there. How this works, you will find out with the following tips on low-budget holidays in Marrakech. Marrakech can roughly be divided into three areas: the gardens, the ville nouvelle (new town) and the historic centre, the so-called medina.

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Taking Photos in Morocco

Morocco is a real photographer’s paradise with its special light, the bright colours and the unique motifs you find there. Yet, before you start putting the fascination of this country into pictures, you should be aware of a few things. Photography and Religion: Aniconism in Islam Islam, as well as Judaism, proscribes of pictures of humans and animals. Even though this proscription cannot be directly drawn from the Quran or the hadith, Islamic jurists have

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The ideal time for travelling to Marrakech

When is the best season for holidays in Marrakech. In short: It definitely is spring and autumn: it is agreeably warm, neither too hot nor too chilly. However, Marrakech can also be worth a trip in summer and winter. Marrakech’s climate The former Imperial capital is located close to the mountain range of the High Atlas which divides the country into two climatic zones: the mediterranean climate in the north and the arid south. Although

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Gay-friendly: Marrakech for homosexuals

Traveling to an Islamic country and experiencing the magic of the Thousand and One Nights together – as a homosexual couple? This sounds more dangerous than it really is. Even though Marrakech’s clubs and hotels do not openly use labels such as “gay” or “gay-friendly” for advertising, it is the new “Pink City”, having overtaken the formerly international zone of Tanger. (Photo: Travelguide Marrakech) To begin with: According to Moroccan law, homosexual acts are illegal

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Travelling in A Wheelchair: Accessible Marrakech

Unfortunately, as a travel destination, Morocco is far from being handicap friendly: High kerbs, a lot of road holes and a lack of escalators or ramps render travelling for people with disabilities rather strenuous. If you want to discover Marrakech in a wheelchair, what you need is love of adventure, humour and thorough planning. Fortunately, Morrocans are very helpful towards people with disabilities and often offer assistance without being asked – and without expecting the

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