How to stay safe in Marrakesh, Morroco
How to stay safe in Marrakesh, Morroco Marrakech Reviews
How to stay safe in Marrakesh, Morroco Dec 15, 2014
Hello dear TRAVEL BUDDIES,
I would like to share with you some helpful advices on how to stay safe in MARRAKESH, MOROCCO.
First of all please know that MOROCCO is a dangerous country, even locals can face danger in their cities if they go to some places.
THIS IS just a first writing copy and of course i will update it from now and then.
And to tell the truth even if Marrakesh is a dangerous city you can always feel safe, the TOURISTIC POLICE are doing a great job, they're always undercover.
I don't want this topic to scare people off, it seems that it's dangerous but always remember that those DO's and DO's NOT are for prevention. like you can take a bus and nothing happens, but in some cases you might get robbed.
And in some websites you READ that MOROCCAN people are bad and not trust worthy and that is not real, MOROCCAN people are very friendly and generous. but you just need to keep away from the bad ones.
JUST stay out of empty streets and never enter neighborhoods and you will be safe.
If you have any question i would be more than happy to help.
LIST OF DO'S:
1/ DO always take SMALL TAXI's if you're going somewhere.
2/ DO pay attention to your pockets when you're in crowded places.
3/ DO ask a LOCAL to go out with you if you're up to that.(recommended)
4/ IF you're going to meet with a LOCAL, you need to go with him to the TOURISTIC POLICE so they take his information and make sure everything is going well.
5/ DO always stay at touristic places.
LIST OF DO'S NOT:
1/ DO NOT go in empty streets especially at night.
2/ DO NOT enter into old neighborhoods of Medina even in the day light, and even if you're with a LOCAL and you want to see them you will still get robbed(if you're not lucky enough), unless he's from those neighborhoods.
4/ DO NOT carry so much money in your bag, so even if it's stolen you won't lose much.
5/ DO NOT take the bus if you're traveling alone unless you're with a LOCAL. (it's not like it's very dangerous but for security, prevention is always better.)
6/ DO NOT face a robber if he's searching your pocket or something, just take his hand out and walk away, if you see a police officer nearby tell him about that.
I hope this helped. Just use common sense and you will be okay.
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