Before coming to Morocco, I read a number of blogs from female travelers stressing their concerns about safety in the Muslim country. I must admit, I was a little hesitant and nervous after reading their reviews as some had uncomfortable encounters with local men. Thankfully, I was traveling with five guys so I felt pretty safe. Plus, I knew without a doubt that these guys would protect me if something did happen. That being said, I still was very cautious and constantly aware of my surroundings (as every good traveler should be, alone or with a group).
I wore modest clothing and dutifully covered my shoulders and legs.
While visiting, I learned that some cities are more conservative than others. I could get away with a tank top in Chefchaouen and the Sahara, but had to be fully covered up in Fes, and wanted to appear considerate to the Muslims in Marrakech, though you’ll see a lot of tourists showing skin.
Here is a list of the rest of my tips for traveling to Morocco:
[Tip: Cab from Tangier to Chefchaouen is $700 Dom ($70USD), 2.5 hours. Be aware, the roads are sketchy. Cars passing on turns, buses driving with the door open. Overheating. Burning trash, terrible smells, trash on every bush like Bolivia. Definitely feels third world. Reminds me of Mexico, Jordan, Israel rolled into one. ]
The landscape was incredible though. Constantly changing. Desert to mountains to forest. Valleys, crops, rolling hills.
“Shookaran” = Thank you
“La Shooka” = You’re welcome
This post isn’t meant to deter anyone from visiting Morocco. Morocco is an incredible country and I highly suggest putting it on your next travel destination list, but these are just some simple ways to ensure you have a fun, safe trip! ENJOY!