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Re: Morocco

Post by ceylon_tea » Sun Apr 08, 2018 10:52 pm

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Post by northern_goddess » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:43 pm

Awesome! Thank you. Morocco is on my bucket list.

Can you tell me some of your thoughts on it? What you liked, found interesting, quirky, amazing? Must sees? or even things you didn't like or wouldn't recommend?
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Re: Morocco

Post by polardude1 » Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:56 pm

Very nice
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Post by Citizen Baba » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:59 pm

Lovely pics, ceylon. Thanks for posting.

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Post by Scrubb » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:14 am

Ooh, great. I really want to go there.
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Post by Lost Soul » Tue Apr 10, 2018 5:12 am

Thanks. I want to climb Toubkal.
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The snake charmers could help me determine if my cobra phobia is gone yet.
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Post by northern_goddess » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:30 pm

I'm struggling to find any reason to be concerned about having a cobra phobia.
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Thanks. I want to climb Toubkal.
Apparently Felix climber it while hung over. i started a trek in the Atlas Mountains at nearby Imlil
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Post by snowgirl » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:39 pm

Ceylon, a tip for next time you post pics: some captions would be really helpful. Your pics are great! Made me very nostalgic. I'd go back and do some hiking, I think.
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:01 am

What the fuck is up with that camel head?

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Post by Shavenhead » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:26 pm

I'd like to stick that up on my wall next to my donkey head trophy.
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:18 pm

I owned a donkey briefly in Sudan, but I didn't cut it's head off.

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Re: Morocco

Post by Klara » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:18 am

Great pics, Ceylon.

I've been wanting to go to Morocco for a long time, but I don't want to go alone. Maybe next winter.

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:54 pm

Steve, it's a camel butcher. This way you know he is not passing off inferior meat as camel.

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Re: Morocco

Post by ceylon_tea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:42 pm

northern_goddess wrote:
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Awesome! Thank you. Morocco is on my bucket list.

Can you tell me some of your thoughts on it? What you liked, found interesting, quirky, amazing? Must sees? or even things you didn't like or wouldn't recommend?
We toured North Morocco during Christmas/New Year. We rented a car and drove from Casablanca -> Rabat -> Mekness -> Moulay Idriss -> Vollubilis -> Fes -> Chefchaouen -> Tangier. From tangier we took an overnight train to Marakesh. In Marakesh we hired to private driver to drive to atlas. I so wanted to take the overnight train hence the route.

Highlight of the trip were Casablanca, the drive through rif and atlas mountains. The drive from Rif and Atlas was spectacular. I found Fes and Marakesh to be too touristy. Most people hate Casablanca, we loved it. We had a great time in the french quarter drinking with the locals. If you are into Malian music, Casa is great. You can find malian musicians playing all over Casa, mostly in cute hole in the wall places. It was great! You can also eat good seafood in Casa.

In general I found morocco to be lot more conservative than I expected it to be. Deeper we drove into Atlas it got more talibanesque. Big cities tend to get bit boring after 2 days. You don't need more than 2 days in the big cities like Casa, Marakesh, Tangier or Fes.
Cost wise, it was not cheap. Everything felt like a bit of a rip off. I'd like to do southern morocco one day but husband's not convinced he wants to do it anytime soon.

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Re: Morocco

Post by ceylon_tea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:43 pm

Klara wrote:
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Great pics, Ceylon.

I've been wanting to go to Morocco for a long time, but I don't want to go alone. Maybe next winter.
Don't go in the winter. It's cold and rainy. Spring or Autumn may be better.

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Re: Morocco

Post by ceylon_tea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:57 pm

More Morocco pics...with some captions this time.
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Post by snowgirl » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:49 pm

I love the Fez market pic! Thanks for the captions, too. :)

That's interesting that you found it talibanesque in the mountains. I didn't at all but I think I was expecting the country to be more conservative so was pleasantly surprised. I was also so impressed by Berber hospitality. They tend to speak excellent french and go out of their way to treat you like an honoured guest. This was mostly in the south, tho. I didn't get north of Fez.
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Re: Morocco

Post by polardude1 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:58 pm

In general I found morocco to be lot more conservative than I expected it to be. Deeper we drove into Atlas it got more talibanesque
perhaps more traditional, but not quiet "Talibanesque. But you would expect for traditional way of life in rural areas of many countries . The Atlas, it seems is majority Berber while the cites are Arab. Fes was packed with mosques. When staying at a hotel in the Fes medina, I found at 5AM that I was surrounded by 3 very close by mosques
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Re: Morocco

Post by ceylon_tea » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:40 pm

according to our berber driver it has become a jihadi breading ground. we stopped over in a small town called taddert and did a small hike up the mountains. there was a weird vibe. quite a fascinating place. it would be so cool to camp there.

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