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Morocco - Where to go? What to do? Advice from Vegetarians?

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1. Posted by Parasol (Budding Member, 14 posts) 12 Jan '05 10:35

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Hi!

We are two women heading to Morocco in early April... for only two weeks (sadly). Our flight lands in Casablanca but we're not that interested in cities. We'd like to see the natural beauty of the country and perhaps some smaller villages.

We have a few questions:
- What should not be missed?
- Does anyone have a tour company they would recommend that could take us into the desert? Is that a safe option for two women?
- Also, any tips from fellow vegetarians/vegans who have travelled in the region would be of great help. From what we've read, it sounds like we're going to subsist on olives, bread, and citrus fruit - not that we'd mind!
- Does knowing French help much in Morocco?

Any advice would be great! We are seasoned travellers (been through all of Asia and Europe) and are looking very forward to our first trip to the African continent!

Thanks!

2. Posted by boute_78 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 14 Jan '05 09:56

hi there ,
firstly how are you doing ,and have a merry Xmas.without tell you u are welcome in Morocco .and i m sure that you will enjoy youselves here .there many beautiful place to visit :montains,sea ,forests,desert,hitorics monements ...
and it's safe to go out every time in the day .what can i tell you that try to take some warm cloth it's so cold here .
for more informations and helps you can contact me :-snip, use message center-
so i wish that you will visit morocco and you will enjoy it so much.

[ Edit: sorry, no personal contact details please ]

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5. Posted by applegirl (Full Member, 144 posts) 23 Jan '05 03:55

Marrakech is an excellent starting point, stay for a couple of days (2-3 is def enough) and then take a bus over the Atlas Mountains. Very beautiful.
We went on a trip to Morocco 3 years ago and had a really nice trip. We did not book anything beforehand and found that it worked out alright wherever we went to get a room etc.

Todra Gorge - very beautiful, nice, relaxed, hiked there in the Atlas mountains.
Merzouga - amazingly beautiful. We spent two days with a guide and two camels in the desert. I can't see why it would be unsafe for two women to spend some days in the desert. You should be fine. For us it was a great experience. If you can, try to be there when the moon is full - the night sky with all the stars and full moon is amazing.
Cascade D'Ozoud - a waterfall in the Atlas mountains. Spent some days here after we'd been in the desert. Very lush, completely different to Merzouga.

We're both vegetarians and did not have any problems. They have lovely veggie harira soup and tangines (but always ask - they don't have a concept of vegetarianism, so might think it's alright with chicken, tuna etc)
Your knowlege of French should come in handy. However in the desert it ws a bit more difficult, we got a guide who spoke some Arabic, very little French and then of course berber language. It worked out fine anyway. It's amazing how well you can communicate as long as there is a willingness to understand each other.

Have a great trip!

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