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  • 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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