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Pitfalls, cultural differences, scams etc.

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    Prepare to be overwhelmed with colors, scents, and "friendly" offers of everything from fine carpets to hashish. Marrakech is awesome. Some of the vendors can be quite aggressive, so stand your ground and *never* buy something for the first price you're quoted. Negotiation is part of the culture, so don't feel weird about it. Enjoy the process and remember, to get the best price, you need to willing to walk away from the deal.

    If you can, try to get up into the Atlas mountains to the east of the city. They're some of the highest mountains in Africa and are just spectacular. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Andrew Hedges via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Be ready to eat meals with people, everyone will invite you to eat with their family.

    If you hand someone money for drugs, don't expect to ever see them again!

    Marrakech is a buskers paradise! Take a mini disc or video camera! over 7 years ago

    Answered by whoissteveanyway whoissteveanyway via Site_iconTravellr.com

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