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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Morocco/CIA World Factbook 2002 import.

'See' section

Don't we need a 'See' section for special "must-see" attractions?

They go in the Other Destinations section. See Wikitravel:Country article template. -- Colin 15:16, 19 May 2005 (EDT)
Currently the article does not have such a section. One such destination to include would be Merzouge, from where one may embark on a camel excursion into the Sahara.[1],[2],[3] Maybe I'll write about it when I have some time. -- Gyrofrog (talk) 02:00, 24 Jun 2005 (EDT)

External links moved

Some WikiTraveler left the following external links that might be useful to researchers.

More external links: taxi and car

Few more external links on travelling by taxi and by car:

It has some ideas we would welcome here--but is it OK to just transcribe key of them in this article? Will it conform to our policy on using copyrighted content? BTW, here's who they are and why they are doing that: --DenisYurkin 23:37, 15 November 2006 (EST)

No, you can not use this content in WikiTravel. It is copyrighted material.

Sleep for Dh75 is expensive budget?

I wonder if the prices like this really exist anywhere in Morocco:

youth hostels in the major cities (dorm beds from around Dh 50)
budget hotels: singles from around Dh 65
slightly more expensive budget (singles from around Dh 75) and mid-range hotels sprinkled throughout ville nouvelles

From my experience, typical budget accommodation is from EUR50 to EUR80 per double, which is about x10 higher then the figures above. Can anyone support that the prices above are real and up-to-date? --DenisYurkin 15:53, 13 November 2006 (EST)

These prices seem reasonable for the major cities, though they are on the cheap side. I was travelling in Morocco in January of this year, and was paying about 100Dh a night on average - 50 at lowest, 200 at highest. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

Buses are more reliable than trains?

I removed several quotations like this, as they give more questions than answers. In what sense are they more reliable? Are there more buses per day than trains per day for the same connection? Are buses better in departing/arriving in time? Do they break up more rare than trains? Please give details on this--and we'll bring the phrase back to the guide. --DenisYurkin 17:46, 22 November 2006 (EST)

Get around: by plane

We need more details here: routes available; frequency per day; give some idea on prices of domestic flights. Anyone willing to share? --DenisYurkin 16:46, 24 November 2006 (EST)

URLs for ferries

Hi, I do respect you external links policy, but it is very annoying that I only see soem prices for ferries, but no names for companies nor website addresses. The wiki would be a good place for that. Now im in the hands of google, and the travel preparation gets much more of a fuss. --

It's not against the external links policy to link to ferry companies; they're considered primary sources. What we'd want to avoid are links to guides to ferries. -- Jonboy 10:33, 4 January 2007 (EST)

hamams vs rhyads as a substitute of shower

These hotels can be very basic and often lack hot water and showers, while others will charge you between Dh 5 and Dh 10 for a hot water shower. Instead, consider public ryadhs (was:hammams) that are quite alot in medina and rural areas.

Dear, hammams look much more reasonable substitute for hotel shower, as riads are actually a mid-class kind of hotel, not a public bath. Why did you change hammams to ryadhs? --DenisYurkin 05:06, 18 January 2007 (EST)

In a meanwhile, I reverted this change back to hammams--but I'm open to discuss it if someone willing to. --DenisYurkin 03:58, 19 January 2007 (EST)

Traveling During the Ramadan Holiday

Is it possible traveling during the Ramadan Holiday? our planed vacation is scheduled for the same period of the year as the Ramadan happens to be celebrated. Homer 08:49, 30 June 2007 (EDT)

Yes, traveling isn't so much the problem, eating and drinking and smoking is. Muslims fast throughout the day, and you'll find that most restaurants won't be serving food between sunrise and sunset. It's polite for you to observe the fast as well, though technically non-Muslims and those who are traveling are exempt. You'll still be able to buy food in stores, etc and eat it in your hotel room. I find Ramadan a fun (if slightly more challenging) time to travel... the atmosphere is generally festive, it's sort of the equivalent of the western Christmas time. At the end of the month is Eid ul-Fitr, so be aware that for about a week at that time many if not all things may be closed, and transportation a bit more difficult. – cacahuate talk 05:28, 1 July 2007 (EDT)

Is a Carnet de Passage needed?

Could someone confirm (and include in the article under "Get In / By Car" section) whether you need a Carnet de Passage in order to bring your car into Morocco? I was told by my local automobile association that I need one, but on wikipedia Morocco isn't even listed among the countries where it is helpful to have one. Also, I do feel that it is a rather important information to have if you're planning on entering Morocco by car.


Morocco badly needs subregions. I am not familiar with the country, but here is my suggestion:

Do these seem like good travel regions? --Peter Talk 13:19, 27 September 2007 (EDT)

Left Handedness

The article states to avoid doing anything with your left hand, as the Moroccons perceive the left hand is used for handling excretion. Is this for real? c'mon, the Moroccons should know that most foreigners simply do not go around in life handling crap. But the problem is that being left handed I could not even sign my name with my right hand. To what extent is this anti-left hand guideline a real issue in their culture?

You should eat with your right hand, and use your right hand to give or receive anything, such as money, etc... and only touch people with your right hand. Otherwise you're ok using your left for writing etc. – cacahuate talk 14:06, 6 June 2008 (EDT)