Every year, more and more tourists visit Morocco. The main reason is that Morocco ranks among the most beautiful countries in the world. But if you’re a woman, we suggest you consider some important tips before planning your trip to Morocco. In this article, we’ve put together some tips to help you have some realistic expectations ahead of the big day. Read on to learn more.
1. Dress appropriately
First, you should dress appropriately. If you are a man, you don’t need to worry about your dress. However, if you are a woman, you need to dress conservatively. If you want to avoid unwanted attention, you may want to disguise yourself as much as possible.
Some women may be harassed even if they go with a group of men. Apart from that, if you want to visit the mosque, we recommend that you cover yourself up to your ankles. You may also want to keep a shawl.
2. Carry a lot of local banknotes
In big stores, you can buy with your credit card. However, you must pay in local currency at most street vendors and small markets. Therefore, to be on the safe side, we recommend that you exchange at least 100 EUR per day.
3. Don’t expect ATMs
You may want to exchange enough money if possible. The good news is that you can exchange currency at the hotel reception. The problem with local ATMs is that they run out of money quickly. If you think you can use travelers checks, you need to think again. You will find it challenging to cash travelers checks in Morocco.
4. Don’t ask for change
In Morocco, taxi drivers are mostly unchanged. So if you don’t want to be blackmailed, we recommend keeping some coins in your pocket. The problem with coins is that you cannot exchange them while leaving Morocco. So you may have to spend coins to make a living.
5. Improve your negotiation skills
You have to learn to bargain, especially if you’re going to buy in a big market. In other words, if you want to buy something at the right price in Morocco, you should improve your bargaining skills. In fact, in Morocco, selling is like a national sport, and bargaining is part of their culture.
To be on the safe side, you should pay 25% to 50% off the asking price. Therefore, you may need to set a budget before bargaining with the seller. If they don’t agree with the price, you should walk away. Most sellers will call you back when you turn around.
In short, you may want to keep these five points in mind the next time you travel to Morocco. Hopefully these tips will help you get the most out of your trip and save a lot of money.