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Morocco - Dec 22-29 Holiday trip planning - mom/teen daughter-good idea?

Oct 12th, 2010, 01:09 PM
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Morocco - Dec 22-29 Holiday trip planning - mom/teen daughter-good idea?

We had been planning a trip to London for the holidays.

Then darling daughter realized how cccccold it will be there then, so we're now looking at Morocco.

I'm remembering that a VERY picky lady friend from Texas took her teenage daughters there one holiday season and ADORED it - and she doesn't like ANYTHING.

So.... if we go, we'll definitely get a guide - open to your ideas on that. - but just wondering what are your thoughts on the idea of two single women traveling with a guide to Morocco that time of year.

Thank you very much
MC
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Oct 12th, 2010, 01:16 PM
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There's no reason why you shouldn't consider this with a guide for sightseeing and guide/vehicle if traveling between cities.

As to the weather though, it might not be all that warm in Morocco in winter; better than London, but don't expect a heat-wave.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 04:58 AM
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Yes, if weather is important you might be disappointed. We were there in May and I had some shivery moments of wishing I'd brought sweaters and/or a warm jacket.

We used Journey Beyond Travel to make our arrangements-- guides and driver & riad reservations. Thought they did a great job.
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Oct 13th, 2010, 09:56 AM
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Thank you all. I'm checking it out now thanks to your info. MC
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Oct 24th, 2010, 10:06 AM
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My wife & I are considering a trip to Morocco as well around the same time, so I'm following this. But perhaps we live a bit nearer to Morocco than you do. (Ireland) The advice in Lonely Planet guide (& elsewhere) is for blonde ladies to beware: if you're blonde & fair-skinned prepare to be stared at. Probably you just need to be careful!
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 08:47 AM
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I was wishing for that, no such luck. Haha. I think blonde hair is old news to them at this point.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 09:09 AM
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My wife is blonde, and had one bit of hassle (very mild) on a recent trip.

I don;t recall anyone staring at us. I think the guide book advice is out of date, although there are no doubt remote villages where a blonde tourist will be a novelty.
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Nov 3rd, 2010, 04:23 PM
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It will be Winter in Morocc and it can be cold and rainy. The weather will be milder in the South but don't expect balmy days. Regardless, Morocco is an exotic alternative to London.
Have fun!
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Nov 14th, 2010, 05:38 AM
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My wife isn't blonde, but I still stare at her...
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