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The Rough Guide to Morocco

3.63 of 5 stars 3.63  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  6 reviews
From the Meditteranean coast, through four mountain ranges, to the empty sand and scrub of the Sahara, explore this extraordinary country with "The Rough Guide to Morrocco." This fully-revised 8th edition contains insider tips and colour sections on architecture, markets, shopping, festivals and music, plus expanded coverage of Marrakesh. The full- colour section introduce ...more
Paperback, Eighth Edition, 839 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Rough Guides Limited (first published August 1985)
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During a recent visit to Morocco, hitchhiking across the whole of the country from north to south, I used the 8th edition of THE ROUGH GUIDE TO MOROCCO (published October 2007) and its main competitor, the 2007 edition of LONELY PLANET MOROCCO.

For the independent traveler who wants to explore Morocco in depth, the Rough Guide is clearly the best option among current guidebooks. It is much more detailed than the Lonely Planet, covering charming smaller towns left out of the LP and other guidebook
Kotaro Kobayashi
I've been using Lonely Planet for all my previous trips and they've been alright aside from few occasions when they fucked me over with their outdated or completely wrong information. Don't look for much information in them anyways as long as they get me to bus stations and cheap hotels. More importantly, every one of my LP lasted without single page missing after months of being thrown around and getting soaked with water and beer. When few pages start falling off the book few hours after purch ...more
I don't know if you can say you've actually read a travel guide, but I certainly read some bits repeatedly and used the search function frequently. The basic information was good and up-to-date but it lacks the depth and quirky information found in other guides.
Chase Insteadman Mountbatten
I would describe this as the ultimate guide to Morocco. I bought it in Sevilla one day before my first trip there in 2001, a week after the Twin Towers attack. It made me discover the Hotel El Muniria in Tangiers (1, rue magellan) meeting point of the various writers who lived there during the sixties: people like Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs. Burroughs stayed in El Muniria for a while where he is said to have written, or at least finished, his Naked lunch. The Hotel is sti ...more
Jul 26, 2007 Suzanne rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: travelers to Morocco
very, very thorough. Good information on travel within Morocco (city to city) and covers so much of the country that you could stay there for a year and keep using the book.
Pretty good, maybe a little better than the Lonely Planet guides I've looked through.
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“Until the arrival of Spanish troops in 1920, Chefchaouen had been visited by just three Westerners. Two were missionary explorers: Charles de Foucauld, a Frenchman who spent just an hour in the town in 1883, disguised as a Jewish rabbi, and William Summers, an American who was poisoned by the townsfolk here in 1892. The third, in 1889, was the British journalist Walter Harris, whose main impulse, as described in his book, Land of an African Sultan, was “the very fact that there existed within thirty hours’ ride of Tangier a city in which it was considered an utter impossibility for a Christian to enter”. Thankfully, Chefchaouen today is more welcoming towards outsiders, and a number of the Medina’s newer guesthouses now include owners hailing from Britain, Italy and the former Christian enemy, Spain.” 0 likes
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