Tagged With "Morocco"

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Re: June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

Travel Rob ·
Amazing shot!
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Re: June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

seesaw ·
I like how they look so nonchalant about it
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Re: June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

Marilyn Jones ·
How unusual! Thank you for sharing this part of the world to me with your photos!
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Re: June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't see wings on an of them. How do they get up there? Had no idea they were such talented climbers!! Great POD, SeeSaw, thanks!
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

AnimaniacToo ·
I did some initial research today on cell phone rentals also, and have come down to 2 options basically, any experience notes with either of these companies would also be appreciated: www.mobal.com ($29 to buy a phone, and then pre-paid card loading) www.cellularabroad.com (straight rental, but calling rates may make it a cheaper option in the end than mobal). thanks!
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PortMoresby ·
While I haven't been to Morocco for over 2 years, phone service for locals in non-industrialized nations all over the world tends to be cheap phone, available locally, with prepaid sim cards that you reload. It depends a great deal on what services your friend wants and can they, for instance, do without data and use the wifi in their accommodations or will they go to pieces without having it all, all the time. If that's the case, I can't help and will be expensive, all things relative, I...
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PortMoresby ·
One more thought. Think long term. If you're likely to travel again and might need a phone again, buying one will be even more cost effective. And buying one after you arrive will be least expensive. Phone service in the US is notoriously expensive. People in developing countries all have mobile phones because of the lack of infrastructure for land lines. So low-income working people all over the world rely on cell service and it must be cheap. So doing as the locals do when you travel...
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PHeymont ·
If you take a look at http://prepaidgsm.net, you’ll see the reason for PortMoresby’s recommendation. It’s not the cost of the phone, it’s the cost of every minute, often many times that of a local SIM. For example, the Mobal SIM comes with a rate for Morocco of $1.50 a minute outgoing and $1.50 a minute incoming. Meditel, one of the Moroccan carriers, charges (depending on plan) about 10c a minute up to 40c a minute, and no charge for incoming. Mobal will sell you data at $28.99 for ONE...
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PortMoresby ·
I have a Mobell (same company as Mobal) UK sim that I got years ago, very convenient, phone bills charged to my credit card, rather than having to keep track of the balance and "top up". However, calls are relatively expensive although I don't mind for the convenience and limited use when I'm in the UK. Knowing full well it would cost me, about a £ a minute because I was in Italy, I allowed a British friend who was meeting me in Italy to call me when she arrived using her UK phone and my UK...
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PHeymont ·
Mobell and Mobal are one and the same, divided only by a trademark issue. Mobell is a British-owned company, and had to use an alternate name for the U.S. to avoid confusion with the then-unified Bell System, aka AT&T.
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

AnimaniacToo ·
New question - the person I'm helping to plan this for is a fairly nervous sort and wants to have as much nailed down in advance as possible. Is there any reason not to grab one of these cheap unlocked phones now and then do the sim card there? http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DZS2E76 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009IRGQPO Thanks for the help!
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Re: Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PortMoresby ·
I see no reason why not. I don't think you'll find anything for less after arrival and it's always nice to have 1 less thing to do, especially in a new destination.
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Re: High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

GarryRF ·
Excellent photos of a tradition I knew nothing about ! It's in events like weddings that we see how much our customs vary. In the UK there's an outcry - when a family of Asian origin return from vacation with their 13 year old daughter married to an older man. And legally not acceptable. I remember when I was kid, hearing stories of how English fathers were keen to get their daughters married off too. Tales from around 1900 I suppose!
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Re: High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating piece, Mac! Would you know if the custom continues, or whether or things have "modernized"? And I also share your nightmares of passing massive lorries on those narrow mountain roads.
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Re: High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

Mac ·
I'm planning to go back to Marrakesh and 'beyond' for a 10 day photo shoot in October and will try to find out whether the Bride Fair still runs. The young girls resplendent in their rouged-cheek make up were so pretty and with their enormous amber beads were virtual "dolls" and I would love to go back and see it all again.
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Re: High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

PHeymont ·
GarryRF raises an interesting point about how our perceptions change and differ on the age of "maturity." In Jewish tradition, a boy at 13 becomes an adult, and in older times could hold property and begin to form a family; today, the ceremony remains, but no one believes the boy has become a man. Louis XIII of France became king at 8; he assumed full power at 15, then the age of majority. His son, Louis XIV, followed the same path; at 15 he returned from exile during the revolt of the...
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Re: December 20, 2017: Kasbah Amerhidil, Skoura, Morocco

DrFumblefinger ·
Yet another lovely destination! Thanks for sharing these, Professor.
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High Atlas Bride Fair, Imchlil, Morocco

Mac ·
Dear Gurus and Travel Gumbo friends, I beg your indulgence. Our friend and colleague contributor PortMoresby started me searching through some veeerrry old photos upon which I came upon these that I would like to share with you. I must firstly...
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June 24, 2016: Goats in Trees, Essaouira, Morocco

seesaw ·
These goats were spotted by seesaw along the road to Essaouira last summer, leaping agilely into the trees to feed on the leaves.
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December 20, 2017: Kasbah Amerhidil, Skoura, Morocco

Professorabe ·
Today Professor Abe shares a visit to a beautifully preserved Moroccan Kasbah
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December 2, 2017: Tannery in Fez, Morocco

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares some colors and scenes involved in processing hides, but we're glad there's one sense these images don't convey -- namely that of smell!
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Help with mobile phone for Morocco

PHeymont ·
A friend is planning a Morocco trip next spring—6 weeks, I'm envious—and would like to have mobile phone service. She doesn't have a cellphone; the friend she's traveling with does, so any advice both about getting a local SIM, and buying a cheap phone with SIM would be appreciated. I took a quick look at http://prepaidgsm.net and found that there are three operators listed, but I have no way of knowing which to recommend or beware! Any help gratefully appreciated...
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February 28, 2018: Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe visits the picturesque town of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a very photogenic destination.
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Jan. 17, 2018: Al-Attarine Madrasa, Fez, Morocco

Professorabe ·
Professor Abe shares an oasis of architectural beauty within the busy market region of Morocco.
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Re: Jan. 17, 2018: Al-Attarine Madrasa, Fez, Morocco

DrFumblefinger ·
Definitely a lot nicer than the schools I attended! But then again, we had more than one book in our library.... Thanks for sharing these lovely photos, Professor!
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Re: Jan. 17, 2018: Al-Attarine Madrasa, Fez, Morocco

Travel Luver ·
Beautiful!
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Re: February 28, 2018: Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Travel Luver ·
Amazing! It looks like a movie set.
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Re: February 28, 2018: Ait-Ben-Haddou, Morocco

Professorabe ·
As I said, quite a few films were shot here. Wikipedia has a list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...t_A%C3%AFt_Benhaddou Ouarzazate is the centre of Morocco's film industry. We actually visited one of the studios - but Ait-Ben-Haddou is far more interesting.
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Trekking in Morocco

Sarah Marry ·
Welcome to the charmed country of Morocco, where a smile welcomes every traveler. Whether you are imagining of a tour into the spectacular mountain varieties of the Atlas Mountains for Actual hiking in Morocco and directed or self-guided walking and trekking journeys through the old Berber villages or up for a dare and submit its high uttermost of Toubkal, a camel trek into the comprehensive hills of the Sahara Desert, a visit to the antique cities and colorful markets or a peaceful time on...
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Re: Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Professorabe ·
Disappointing link!
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Planning Dangerous road trips | HOP IN

Christiane ·
I am planning Death Road trips. I have decided on 4 roads to travel I am planning my last. Also, I have a plan to visit Africa and I heard that out therein morocco despite many things to do in Morocco. there is a dangerous yet beautiful road of atlas mountain. Anyone who lived in Morocco can guide me here. Thanks in advance. Planning Things to do in Morocco
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