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« on: 14 August 2017, 22:24:31 PM »
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Hi. Looking for some advice for our trip to Morocco. We are traveling with young kids for 7 days. We plan to visit Rabat, Casablanca and Marrakech. Is it going to be too much? Any advice ?
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« Reply #1 on: 20 August 2017, 20:39:10 PM »
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Withe terrorist attacks in Morocco in 2016 and 2017 and the current issues with Moroccans being the people who mowed down and killed tourists in Barcelona its the last place on earth I would go especially with children.
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« Reply #2 on: 30 August 2017, 22:17:36 PM »
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Withe terrorist attacks in Morocco in 2016 and 2017 and the current issues with Moroccans being the people who mowed down and killed tourists in Barcelona its the last place on earth I would go especially with children.

I think you are 100% right
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« Reply #3 on: 09 September 2017, 6:41:07 AM »
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We just returned a couple of days ago from a week stay in Morocco. It was our first visit and we loved it so much that we are tempted to invest in a property there!

Not sure where Al Loong got his information that there were terrorist attacks in Morocco in 2016 and 2017. The last incident was actually back in 2011. Since then tourism now is the number two industry that is driving the economy and there have not been any other terrorism incidents. You need to exercise the usual vigilance though and know that the UK foreign office has set the terror threat level to be on 'high' at the moment because of the Barcelona attacks and the belief this might Increased the number of Moroccans who sympathise with these terrorists.

However, from our experience we never once felt unsafe and we did a lot of traveling even staying in a remote Berber village at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and exploring deep into the souks at all hours of the day and night. We are very impressed with most of the Moroccons we met from our guide in Marrakech, to all the staff in our Riads and the various tour drivers and trekking guides who helped us. Another thing don't believe everything you read on Trip Advisor as there's a lot of Morocco bashings that go on in there. If you have already booked your trip then just take the necessary precautions when you are there, respect the local culture and be vigilant and you'll be fine. Moroccons love children, so your young ones will have a great time.. Travelling in Morocco is easy, good roads and hardly much traffic in the open roads. There are plenty of tour agencies with good reviews that will offer competitive packages that will take you and family safely for your intercity travel. Have fun and let me know if you need any other advice Smiley
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