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Things You Must Keep in Mind Before Visiting Morocco

1. Dress up Properly

First of all, you should dress appropriately. If you are a man, you don’t need to worry about your outfit. However, you need to dress conservatively if you are a woman. If you want to avoid unwanted attention, you may want to cover yourself up as much as you can.

Some women may get harassed even if they are going with a group of men. Apart from this, if you want to visit mosques, we suggest that you cover yourself down to your ankles. You may also want to keep a shawl.

2. Carry Plenty of Local Currency Notes

In big shops, you can purchase using your credit card. However, you will have to pay in the local currency at most street vendors and small markets. So, we suggest that you exchange at least 100 euros per day to be on the safe side.

3. Don’t Count on ATMs

If possible, you may want to exchange enough money. The good news is that you can exchange your money at the front desk of your hotel. The problem with local ATMs is that they quickly run out of money. If you think you can use travelers’ cheques, you need to think again. You will find it challenging to cash your travelers’ cheques in Morocco.

4. Don’t Ask for Change

In Morocco, cab drivers don’t have a change in most cases. Therefore, if you don’t want to be ripped off, we suggest that you keep some coins in your pockets. The problem with coins is that you cannot have them exchanged at the time of leaving Morocco. Therefore, you may have to spend the coins for living.

5. Improve Your Bargaining Skills

You must learn to haggle, especially if you are going to purchase at big markets. In other words, you should improve your bargaining skills if you want to pay the right price for something in Morocco. As a matter of fact, selling is like a national sport in Morocco and bargaining is part of their culture.

To be on the safe side, you should pay between 25 and 50% less than the asking price. Therefore, you may want to set your budget before bargaining with the seller. If they don’t agree on a price, you should walk away. Most sellers will call you back the moment you turn around.

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