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 Post subject: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:55 pm 
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One of our daughters has bought us a trip to Marrakesh for our 40th wedding anniversary. We've got accommodation for 3 nights, but got flights for 9 days. Anybody go any good recommendation on where to stay for the rest of our time in Marrakesh. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:21 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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I think that if I were in Morroco I would try for either an Imperial Cities tour taking in Fez and Meknes or a trip to the South. Neither Casablanca or Agadir have much appeal except the train ride from Cassablanca to Marakesh.


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:10 pm 
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It was a long time ago but my other half suggests we stayed in a hotel called the Sahara Palace (?) which was absolutely superb at the time. Given the time gap I don't know if it still exists or if it has retained its high standard, but it might be worth looking it up if you are interested!!

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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:13 pm 
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Go walkabout with a tent?? :D

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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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Enjoy, but

Probably wise to avoid restaurants/bars frequented by Westerners.


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:33 pm 
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Considering what can happen on a peaceful little island in Norway- nowhere is safe. We were in NY in the Windows on the World bar a couple of months before 9/11- and crossed the Mont Blanc tunnel a couple of weeks before the fire. ~o)

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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:53 pm 
I have just had a holiday in Egypt,in spite of dire warnings, and I am off to Thailand in January. I check the FO website for information on each country, and I avoid major cities where there might be protests but you cannot live your life expecting to meet a homicidal maniac. I have stayed in both Sharm and near Taba, which have both had serious explosions - luckily for me not when I was there. I worked in London when the IRA was active - that was probably the time when I was at greatest risk.
Have a great time, Swissie, and I know you won't worry about a thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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Good lord, we can't all go through life fearing that the worst is going to happen. I'm sure many of us have been in or near 'serious situations' but I'm not sure I understand what events in Norway or anywhere else have to do with the OP :-\


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 8:31 pm 
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The square of lost saols in Marrakesh was bombed


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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All on board http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/28/marrakech-tourist-cafe-terrorist-attack

the Marrakesh express - to heaven.

or Hell.


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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I couldn't add to the previous post, so here is my addition

I don't do Arab/Muslim countries, though I do love the architecture but cannot abide the religious clamp. I do not agree with supporting Libyan/Syrian, whoever rebels.

Let them all get on with it and we might see some light at the end of the tunnel when they come out of the middle ages.


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 Post subject: Re: Marrakesh
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I was in Marrakesh about 3 years ago. It is the one city in Morocco I have no urgent desire to return to. Certainly do not consider camping there though there are good sites elsewhere. Imho take no notice of security concerns. We did 3000+ kms in a month and there are some wonderful areas with real people and experiences whereas Marrakesh was both trying and relatively expensive. The minimum you will pay for food or accommodation in Marrakesh itself will be twice the going rate whereas in less touristy areas you would pay the going rate and have a much better experience to boot. Atlas mountains , Essaouiria , Fez , med, sahara, oasis etc etc


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