Guide to Morocco

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Morocco is one of my favorites. My trip here was the first and only time I’ve traveled to Africa. Although I was only here for a few days, my memories here are ones I revisit often. The rich culture shocked me in a way I’ve never experienced before, resonating deeply with me.

Moroccan culture is a vibrant mosaic of Berber, Arab, and European influences. This shines through in their music, cuisine, and shopping. Traditional music floods the dirt roads at all hours of the day. Colorful festivals and religious celebrations, such as Ramadan and Eid al-Adha, showcase Morocco’s rich traditions and hospitality.

The food is an experience of its own— lots of tea, tagines, couscous, and curry-based meats.

If you’re visiting the city of Marrakesh you’ll be blown by the colorful buildings and ornate tilings throughout their architecture. Streets are bustling with incredible shopping and the city-square is full of food trucks and local vendors. You must take a camel ride through the mountains and ATV ride through the desert. You’ll pass sites that will resonate with you for years to come.





ATVing through the desert. such an eye opening experience


What I Packed for Morocco:

LONG LINENS- It’s hot and humid in Morocco year round however you must keep yourself covered at all times to respect local traditions

LONG SCARVES- Long scarves to cover your shoulders and/or head are a must pack

GOOD WALKING SHOES- It’s mostly dirt roads in Morocco so you’ll want a pair of shoes that can get dirty/clean easily.

there is so much history packed into this city!

riding a camel was one of my peak study abroad moments



What to Expect


Morocco is a melting pot of languages with Morrocan Berber, Arabic, French, Spanish, and English all spoken by various groups.


Morocco is a more conservative country so it’s important to stay aware of your surroundings especially as a young female traveler. The lifestyle is very different than we are accustomed to in the United States and can be a bit of a culture shock. Stay alert and be warry of pick pocketers in the city centers.


Cards are accepted at accommodations and many restaurants however you will need cash to shop at local markets and from street vendors. ATMs are readily available within the city although I suggest taking out curency beforehand to avoid foreign transaction fees.


The main currency in Morocco is the Morrocan Dirham.


Because Moroccans have strong religious beliefs and different cultural practices it’s important to respect their local traditions. The most obvious way to do so is dressing on the conservative side. Shoulders should be covered at all times. Tradtionally the legs are covered with long linen pants. Headscarves are not required by tourists although many still choose to wear them.

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