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I have been fascinated for quite some time with travel to Morocco, but there are a couple of "challenges" to the trip that have me concerned.

We (husband and I) have traveled extensively to various parts of Mexico as well as many Caribbean islands and actively seek out off-the-beaten-path experiences. We've been exposed quite a lot to 3rd world living conditions, but I am worried that travel in Morocco could be overwhelming.

My husband is generous and kindhearted, and this frequently results in a large expenditure for tips and overpaying for purchases, etc. It makes him happy to share and the recipients happy to receive, and so it's not normally an issue except for his once in awhile being taken advantage of to some degree.

But while travel to those locales occasionally means that there will be haggling or requests for money for small favors or aggressive vendors, I think the scale and frequency of that is likely much higher in Morocco.

My question is this... Is it possible to arrange for a reputable personal guide to run interference for us when visiting all of the places we might encounter that type of thing so that we do not end up penniless our first outing with my husband not being able to resist doling out to all those in apparent need?

By the same token, I don't want to sanitize the visit down so much that it becomes a shell of what visit to the country should be all about. We do want to see and experience the people and culture of Morocco at its finest, but I also don't want to be so distracted and overwhelmed that we can't enjoy it.

Thoughts, ideas and recommendations much appreciated!

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