Ramadan in Morocco

This year Ramadan will begin on August 11th 2010, and finish on September 9th, give or take a day. Morocco is a very different place during Ramadan, so here is our advice about making the most of it. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the annual Islamic fast, and it is mandatory for everyone over the age of about 16. No one is allowed...

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Tangier Ferry Tips

What to expect: Taking the ferry can be fast, and painless… or it can be an expensive day long waste of time. This guide will help you achieve the former and avoid the latter. In the list below we’ve given the pros and cons of each of the ferry companies, but basically you have two options: fast ferries and slow...

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How To Get To Tetouan From Tangier

There are basically three main options for traveling to Tetouan: rental car, bus, or grand taxi. Each has its advantages.  To travel anywhere south of Tangier, the train will generally be your best option because schedules can be found online. However, some of Morocco’s best sights are right here in the North.  At the...

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Hiking in Tangier

Moroccans don’t find hiking hugely popular (they prefer to walk around a little and picnic rather than walk up mountains on trails). In spite of this, there are tons of excellent places to hike in the North of Morocco, if you know where to find them and how to get there. My personal favorite is the climb up Jbel Mousa,...

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Recommended Restaurants in Tangier

There are three real categories of restaurants in Tangier: Delicious and Pricey, Pretty Good, and “I-hope-they-wash-their-hands-here” street food. Delicious: La Fuga: Trendy European ice cream and coffee shop. The ice cream is just incredible, and the massive portions will give you a sugar high to last for hours!...

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What’s the difference between a Hotel, Riad, Pension, and Hostel

In Morocco, we name our hotels in at least three different languages, so it makes sense that there is some confusion about what they all mean.  Here are some quick definitions and a reasons to choose each type. Hotel: These will generally be a safe choice, and certainly more consistent service than pensions or hostels. In...

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