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  • 10 Mouth-Watering Culinary Tours Around the World

    From a tasting tour of China's regional cuisines to a cooking class in the foothills of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, these 10 food-focused experiences are among the tastiest in the world.

    Posted by Deb Hopewell on April 24, 2014 at 5:45:00 PM EDT in Photos, Trip Ideas Tagged: Food, Foodies, Trip Ideas, Australia, Thailand, Peru, Italy, France, Mexico, China, Spain, India
  • What to Pack: Marrakesh

    Bazaars, souks, spices—oh my! Marrakesh tops many a traveler's wish list and for good reason. Pack these chic picks and you'll be haggling like a pro and dining alfresco like a local in no time.

    Posted by Bee Shapiro on November 12, 2013 at 12:59:45 PM EST in Style
  • Beyond Marrakech: Perfect Morocco Itinerary

    Think of Morocco, and you probably think of the bustling souks of Marrakech. But the country's rich landscape boasts beaches, mountains, gorges, and cities. Explore them all on this itinerary.

    Posted by Liz Humphreys on June 25, 2013 at 1:59:09 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Read Before You Go: Morocco

    If you're getting ready for a long-awaited, sun-drenched trip to Morocco (or if you're simply dreaming of a far-off land) you'll want to pick up one of these illuminating reads before you go.

    Posted by Elizabeth Lynch on March 25, 2013 at 11:00:40 AM EDT in New at Fodor's
  • Marrakech's Most Over-the-Top Hotels

    When it comes to hotels, Marrakech has some very plush, lavish accommodations. From a 27,000-square-foot spa and rooftop plunge pools to iPads in every room to courtyards shaded by olive trees.

    Posted by Jimmy Im on January 10, 2013 at 4:26:45 PM EST in Hotels
  • Top Food and Wine Experiences in Morocco

    Whether you're hiking in the Atlas Mountains, sitting by the beach in Essaouira, or strolling the streets of Fez or Marrakech, you'll find unforgettable food and wine all over Morocco. Here are our picks.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on January 08, 2013 at 4:38:58 PM EST in Trip Ideas, Restaurants
  • Delano Hotel opens in Marrakesh

    Everyone's favorite iconic South Beach hotel is making waves abroad—the Delano opened their latest property in Marrakech last month and we got to take a sneak peek.

    Posted by Caroline Trefler on October 26, 2012 at 2:00:23 PM EDT in Hotels
  • Off The Grid: Morocco Beyond Marrakech

    Visitors to Morocco see only a small (albeit beautiful) part of the country if they only stop in Marrakech. Author Lawrence Osborne gives us the inside track on exploring the countryside.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on October 09, 2012 at 4:22:12 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Ten Tips for Navigating Morocco's Souks

    Do you dream of strolling through the iconic, colorful souks of Morocco, spotting gorgeous items to bring home for yourself and loved ones? Arm yourself with these top tips from author Laurie R. King.

    Posted by Fodor's Guest Blogger on September 27, 2012 at 1:59:37 PM EDT in Shopping, Travel Tips
  • Luxury Selman Marrakech Hotel Opening May 1

    Located five minutes from Marrakech’s vibrant Medina, Selman Marrakech, an ultra-luxurious boutique hotel, is opening on May 1. The property will offer a band of purebred Arabian horses (with their own designer stable, no less), in addition to dreamy Moorish design, elaborate artisan craftsmanship, and 56 couture rooms by French designer Jacques Garcia.

    Posted by Stephanie Johnnidis on March 29, 2012 at 12:11:10 PM EDT in Hotels, News
  • 5 Spring Break Getaways for Grown-ups

    Looking to indulge in a spring break escape, minus the throngs of drunken college kids and $3 tequila shots? Here are five suggestions for sophisticated spring break getaways for grown-ups, delivering romantic brushes, adrenaline rushes, gastronomic indulgences, and more.

    Posted by Donna Heiderstadt on March 15, 2012 at 12:11:17 PM EDT in Trip Ideas
  • Don't be an ugly American—learn Moroccan customs before you go

    People come first; the actions to be accomplished are secondary. Moroccans shake hands with each other every time they meet. Nothing can happen without politeness: if you have a problem and lose your temper, you give up hope of solving it.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on June 07, 2011 at 1:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips Tagged: Social, myanmar
  • Morocco: Decide whether you’ll want a guide

    Official guides have a badge to prove it and cost about 300 DH a day. The rates of unofficial guides are negotiable, and you should fix them in advance. In places like Fez you’ll find you need a guide just to protect yourself from being approached by other guides.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on November 25, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EST in Travel Tips
  • Morocco: Know market prices when shopping

    You must negotiate when purchasing Moroccan specialties. There’s no rule for the percentage by which you should aim to reduce the price, because some vendors start with a decent price and others start by inflating the price ten- or twenty-fold. Any kind of intermediary, like a guide, will inflate the price.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on July 03, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Morocco: Avoid coming during Ramadan

    The Muslim calendar is lunar, and dates for Ramadan and other religious holidays shift back 11 days each year. Non-Muslim travelers will probably want to avoid a visit at this time. During this monthlong fast all cafés and nearly all restaurants are closed during the day, and the pace of work is reduced.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on May 10, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Morocco: Don't wear shorts

    They're simply not acceptable for either sex anywhere in Morocco, except at the beach. Although this is a moderate Islamic society, it is best to adhere to modest dress in public.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on April 14, 2010 at 2:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips
  • Morocco: Practice local politeness

    Moroccans shake hands with each other every time they meet. Nothing can happen without politeness: if you have a problem and lose your temper, you give up hope of solving it. A combination of courtesy and persistence is the best approach. Remember that people come first; the actions to be accomplished are secondary.

    Posted by Fodor's Editors on March 14, 2010 at 3:00:00 AM EDT in Travel Tips

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