Is Morocco safe for young female travelers?

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Apr 23rd, 2013, 12:29 AM
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Is Morocco safe for young female travelers?

I'm 20 and studying abroad in southern Spain, and was thinking of going to Morocco for a long weekend, I would definitely not just go by myself but sign up to go with a package tour, but I wouldn't know anybody else on the tour. My school has advised all students to not travel to Morocco for safety reasons, but I know several people who have gone and they haven't had any problems.

What do you think? Is Morocco safe for someone like me?
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Apr 23rd, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Did they explain what safety concerns they had? I thought you were posting about going solo. Dress conservatively and practise saying no to vendors.
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Apr 24th, 2013, 11:18 AM
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use the Arabic "La, La, La," for "NO!" Works every time. With a group you'll be very safe. Don't know how much you can see in a weekend...not a small country per se'.
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Apr 24th, 2013, 11:26 AM
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...and be more polite...La shukran (No, thank you). My wife was able to converse with most Moroccans in French. Many will understand just plain "no"...
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Apr 26th, 2013, 11:31 AM
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In a group you will be fine. We were there last month after being in Egypt for a few weeks & I found Morocco very easy. Dress with the culture in mind though (no short shorts etc)
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Apr 28th, 2013, 03:43 PM
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You may be harrassed, but don't let that stop you.
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Jun 3rd, 2013, 04:09 PM
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Morocco is generally a safe country, and of course, as with any country you should respect local traditions. I came alone at 25 for a private tour with JRANA Travel and Events. I felt fine. I just politely turned away men and vedors and did not walk any dark streets alone. Hope this helps!
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Jun 6th, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Morocco is safe 100/100
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