Did anyone NOT like Morocco?

Nov 16th, 2019, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by caryndubrow View Post
I just got back from Morocco and had an amazing time. I would highly recommend going. The culture is just different than ours, but if you like to travel I don't know how you wouldn't like being there. We saw so much and had beautiful accommodations. All of our meals were excellent. I would stay away from street food, as I do in most countries, just because I like to be on the safe side. But definitely go and experience the wonder of an incredible country
I agree about street food. No inspections and no idea about how the food is stored or prepared.
Food borne illnesses dropped significantly when street food vendors were relocated to hawker centers in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
I hope to go there some day.
I'll keep in mind your guide you recommended on the other thread too.
Larry. .

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Nov 16th, 2019, 05:41 AM
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Thanks caryndubrow, Mme Perdue and Jacketwatch for your helpful comments. I'm not comfortable with eating street food either...but I would like to try their salads. What about eating a meal in a Berber family's home? That seems so be a common thing to do, and I'm also not comfortable with that. caryndubrow, I've noted your guide's contact info as well.
Just when I think I've made up my mind to narrow our trip to keep it more southern (no Fes), I read someone's remarks about how Fes is a must see. I still think I can get enough Medina experience by just visiting Marrakech and concentrating the rest on the countryside.
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Nov 16th, 2019, 07:32 AM
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"What about eating a meal in a Berber family's home?"
I would love that but you have to be wary about the water and daily products. Your gut may not be able to handle the flora that they are used to that's in those products.
Also consider meat storage and preparation too as you have no way to verify proper sanitary practices.
I say that as we both became very ill once from eating at Sues sisters neighbors home in India and I think the culprit was the chicken.
If you go just go vegetarian, be sure what you eat is thoroughly cooked, no dairy products and drink bottled beverages.
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Nov 16th, 2019, 07:55 AM
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jacket watch...I agree
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Nov 17th, 2019, 06:28 AM
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While I loved the hustle and grandeur of Marrakech, I think Fes was more authentic. I know it's a lot of driving to get there, but there is beautiful scenery along the way and lots to learn about. Try very hard to include Fes you won't regret it.
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Nov 18th, 2019, 04:49 AM
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caryndubrow, the power of posts. Iíve added Fes and the desert back in...gotta get more of the Moroccan experience! Plus, Iím reading a good book called A House in Fes that details the trials an Australian couple had in renovating a riad in the Medina....fascinating!
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