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      Travel in April - Queries

      Marrakesh 4 hours ago

      I am in initial stages of planning a trip to Marrakesh - Morocco. I plan to have around 2 1/2 days to spend in and around of Marrakesh. I will be travelling with my wife and 2 kids (aged 9 and 6). My questions are
      - Is this place safer - we will not stay outside after dark but wanted to get some cautions/comforts
      - are there any health issue to ebola or other scars going on in Africa
      - If I need to visit sight-seeing places, what is the best mode to travel important places. Are there good group tours that one can recommend?
      - Generally what are the must-see places that you will recommend

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      PAYG mobile phone SIM cards.

      Morocco Jan 25, 2015 at 1:47 PM

      I'm in the planning stages for my next trip to Morocco and need some advice about local SIM cards for Moroccan networks. I have a PAYG Huawei smartphone, now unlocked from the venal Vodafone network and want to buy a local SIM card with pre-loaded data plan, I'm not a lazy hound and have done my homework, proof here....

      prepaid-data-sim-card.wikia....

      But I find the information confusing, I will need 15 gigs for thirty days, and see the potential for rip-offs in setting up the phone with the local card, I can do this myself, provided it only involves switching the cards, but the outlet might want to charge an additional commission fee for this service. I only need this data plan to check the weather forecast while travelling, I won't be making any phone calls with the Huawei, I have another O2 phone for emergency use.

      So, can any members with "hands-on" experience point me in the right direction?

      No touts or theorists, please!

      Benny.

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    • looking for travellers to join a sahara/atlas tour from Marrakech on Tues 20 Jan

      Morocco Jan 18, 2015 at 5:34 AM

      Hey

      My friend Edgar and I are planning to go on a 4 night trip, Tuesday 20 Jan to Saturday this week. We're both from the UK and wanting to travel the Sahara and Atlas mountains, starting in Marrakech. We'll probably go on a private tour, but looking for other travellers to join up with to have some company and to share the cost.

      Reply if you're interested in joining up!

      Tom

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    • Itinerary suggestions!

      Morocco Jan 12, 2015 at 11:34 PM

      We've finally come to an (almost) certain decision about our honeymoon itinerary for this coming June-July. I'd love if anyone would give us a few of their top favorite: Riads/ hotels, restaurants/cafés, day trips/sights to see, etc. in each place listed on the itinerary! Whatever you've got to offer! :) here it is:

      1.) June 28th 10:30pm LAX-Malaga: land Monday June 29th 11:55 pm
      (Flight 7084, 5551) 736$ each (Norwegian airlines/Kayak.com)

      • Arrange for pick-up from Malaga airport to riad
      • Book riad for June 29th and June 30th-- Check out July 1st

      2.) July 1st: Suprabus from Malaga to Seville (9am?)
      Stay in Seville from July 1st- July 4th

      • Book riads/hotels for July 1st-3rd-- Check out on July 4th

      3.) July 4th: Ryan Air flight from Seville to Marrakesh (5:30pm, 33 euro)
      Stay in Marrakesh 4th- 8th

      • Book riads/hotels for 4th-7th --Check out on July 8th

      4.) July 8th: Suprabus from Marrakesh to Essaouira (9 am?, 3.5 hours, 20$ each)
      Stay in Essaouira July 8th- 11th

      • Book riads/hotels July 8th-10th --Check out the 11th

      5.) July 11th: Suprabus from Essaouira to Marrakesh in am.
      Stay in Marrakesh July 11th

      • Book riad/hotel for July 11th --check out on the 12th

      6.) July 12th: Ryan Air flight from Marrakesh to Paris, France (2:30pm to the ORLY airport in Paris, 53 euro each through EDreams, Ryan Air/Jetairfly; takes 2.3hr)
      Stay in Paris July 12th-15th

      • Book hostels/hotels for July 12th-14th-- Check out July 15th

      7.) July 15th 9:15pm Paris- LAX 12pm (Flight 4314 & 7087; from Smartfares.com, Norwegian airline; $736 each)

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    • Fes airport - oujda

      Oujda Jan 11, 2015 at 12:16 PM

      Hi im thinking about going to Morocco this summer and Im landing in fes saïss airport and I want to take the CTM bus to Oujda so I only have one problem that's how do I go from the airport to the CTM bus station??? Thanks for the help!

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    • Tangier - where does it stand on tourist map

      Tangier Yesterday

      Does Tangier have a Spanish flavour.a french taste. A moroccan palet or an amalgamation of the three.Does one have ascendancy culturally. Why is Tangier on the lower echelon of Moroccan Tourism

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    • Adventure Activities

      Agadir Jan 21, 2015 at 7:49 AM

      How much is it for buggies (tours/rentals), quad biking(tours/rentals), moped rentals, jet sKi'ing, boat trip, scuba diving, souse park tree adventure, etc.

      Looking for stuff more active, i shall be arriving in April

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    • Agadir Excursions

      Agadir Jan 21, 2015 at 2:07 AM

      Hi am looking to go Agadir (Morocco) in April 2015, and would appreciate if someone can give me and insight on excursion/activities available and the PRICES and from whom.

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      To Ain Ben Haddou by small car from Agadir and Marrakesch

      Ait Ben Haddou Jan 11, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      We plan to stay in Marrakesh from 20 to 28 of January. We would like to rent a car in Marrakesch and spend 2 or 3 days Ain Ben Haddou.
      Is the road from Marrakesch to Ain Ben Haddou safe and good enough for small car?
      Is the road no N10 form Ait Ben Haddou to Agadir safe and good for small car?

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      Vegetarian restaurants

      Marrakesh Jan 3, 2015 at 6:07 AM

      Are there any vegetarian restaurants in Marrakech? How easy is it to get a vegetarian meal in a regular eating place and what should be asked for?

      Autumn9

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    • quality of environment in sidi ifni

      Sidi Ifni Jan 2, 2015 at 1:59 PM

      is it very windy in sidi ifni all the time? is it safe to swim in the sea - currents etc? is it ok( acceptable locally ) to lie on beach?

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      Flying from Agadir Airport

      Morocco Jan 26, 2015 at 9:15 AM

      I'm flying Agadir to Manchester with Monarch on 14 February. Looks like I'm not able to print out boarding passes for this journey! Do I just turn up at the check-in desk with my hand luggage and passport (and hope for the best!!!!)

      Thank you, Sooze

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    • Weather currently

      Agadir Jan 24, 2015 at 1:26 PM

      Anyone currently in agadir that can tell me if it is sun bathing weather. I'm arriving 29th

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    • Excursions/Activities

      Agadir Jan 21, 2015 at 5:05 AM

      Does any one here actually provide tours/excursions/activities in Agadir. If so what do you provide and for how much.

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    • Driving fromRabat to Merzouga

      Morocco Jan 23, 2015 at 3:37 PM

      I know it is not recommended but we would like to get from Rabat to Merzouga in 1 day. Possible? How much time would be realistic to allow?

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      general safety question...

      Marrakesh Jan 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM

      just wondering, is it safe to wear an american style wedding ring in marrakesh and the surrounding areas? I always ask this question when i go to a new place, thailand/cambodia(yes), colombia (no don't wear it!), etc, so I am not picking on marrakesh in particular!!!

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    • Mcdonalds restaurant

      Tangier Jan 27, 2015 at 10:00 PM

      I am partial to a snack hamburger n fries and wondered of there was a McDonald's or a Berber King in Tangier. I visit them in marrakesh and agadir

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      Best month to travel?

      Morocco Jan 28, 2015 at 6:44 AM

      Hello, i am planning to visit Morocco. I plan to travel around, and visit the north, as well the south and west, so i am not only in one region. I van bear temperatures unto 35 degrees Celcius and i would like to avoid heavy rains. What will be the best period to travel?
      Thank you!

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    • Spain and Morocco honeymoon advice

      Morocco Jan 11, 2015 at 7:32 PM

      Hello fellow travelers! My fiancé and I are having a difficult time planning our honeymoon, and would love help!
      Here is what we've been thinking so far: We are interested in starting in Spain. Sevilla/e looks wonderful, as does Madrid, Valencia, Granada, and Malaga looks decent and we've heard pretty good things about it. From there (after spending time in 2 places for 3 days each, or something close to that), we'd like to move on to Morocco either by bus and then fast ferry into Tangier where we would quickly move on to somewhere else: places nearby Fez that we are interested in are Asilah, Chefchaouen, Sefrou and Volobilis. The other option would be to go from Spain to more southern Morocco, near Marrakesh. Places near Marrakesh we are interested in are Essouira, and Diabat ("the castle in the sand"). We are not interested in Casablanca, unless we are just departing there to come back home. We are also up for any and all suggestions and alterations, or new information and areas we have not yet thought about.

      For our honeymoon we are looking to experience a combination of culture, sightseeing and easy adventures, as well as leisure, romance, and lots of great food and authentic, spanish and moroccan entertainment. I look forward to speaking with you soon! Thank you so much. My phone number and email is listed in my signature below.

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      10 days tour without a car

      Morocco Jan 9, 2015 at 9:32 PM

      there's a great possibilty to be there for 10 days.
      we fly in/out of Casablanca.
      any ideas for a 10 day itinerary?
      is it easy to tour around without a car?

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    • uk to tangier

      Tangier Jan 26, 2015 at 4:54 AM

      It seems that a flight from london to malaga and a ferry from port Tarifa to Tangier seems the easiest itinerary. I do find travel hard work and this trajectory seems reasonable. I cannot swim so I hope the ferry has lifeboats.i am mindful of that Titanic film.

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    • uk flight and hotel

      Tangier Jan 22, 2015 at 6:30 AM

      Is there a direct uk flight to Tangier.Is hotel Tarik well placed for nightlife

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      Changing currency at Fes Saiss airport

      by Sophie1980 Online Now Jul 17, 2010 at 3:49 PM

      Hello. I'm traveling to Fes on July 20th (this coming Tuesday). Can anyone tell me what time the currency exchange (bmce) closes at Fes Saiss airport? My flight gets in at 7pm from Stansted and obviously I won't have any dirhams with me (will have pounds as I likely won't be using my debit card). Any info. would be very helpful as I don't think that Stansted will change pounds-dirhams. Thanks again, Sophie p.s really appreciated the sound hotel advice a couple of weeks ago!

      13 Answers Aug 29, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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      Hotel, Guest House, Hostel, or Riad in Fes

      by Deneen1 Online Now Jun 18, 2010 at 9:00 AM

      HI Everyone,
      I'm hoping to come back to Morocco 18 Sept to 2 Oct this year. Didn't make it to Fes last year and would really like to go there and spend at least 4-5 days taking in the sites.
      I need suggestions for places to stay - at this point I'll be travelling alone, single female, mid-forties.
      I would like to get a room ensuite, not in a dorm.
      Preferably around 200 dirham or less.

      I'm looking on suggestions for Fes el Bali or a short taxi ride away that would be safe for a solo traveller.
      Got some great suggestions here last year, but at that time I was travelling with friends and not alone.

      Thanks for any input!
      ~Deneen

      3 Answers Jul 13, 2010 at 9:17 AM
    • Temporary living in Fes

      by nwkate Online Now Apr 20, 2010 at 6:55 PM

      Can you give me a rough estimate of what it would cost for a single person to live in Fes? I know, what kind of lifestyle? How about "as inexpensive as possible while still being safe and able to enjoy life there". This would be for a young man interested in history and culture, not the "typical" American tourist. And possible staying as long as 3 - 6 months (or more!)

      Thanks!

      4 Answers Apr 28, 2010 at 5:03 PM
    • train

      by JSCOTT2 Online Now Apr 19, 2010 at 2:43 PM

      how do you book a train ticket from Fez to Casablanca?

      2 Answers Apr 19, 2010 at 3:23 PM
    • Looking for partner to share accomodation during Fes Sacred Music Festival

      by theruthi Online Now Apr 6, 2010 at 9:13 AM

      I will be travelling to the Sacred Music Festival in June (4th-12th) on my own, and am looking for a partner to share accommodation. It seems that it is very difficult to find a single room, and taking a double room alone really ups the costs. I am looking for reasonably priced accommodation, but don't want to stay in a total dive.

      Any advice is also appreciated.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Apr 6, 2010 at 11:14 PM
    • Where to stay in Fez

      by bigsmac Online Now Feb 27, 2010 at 9:18 AM

      I will be traveling to Fez alone, but it seems like every hostel I try to book only accompanies groups of 2 or more, and I would have to pay for both beds in the room even if it was just me staying there. Does anyone know if there are any hostels that do shared rooms? Thank you.

      2 Answers Mar 1, 2010 at 3:34 AM
    • Fez

      by Bobbyjoel Online Now Feb 4, 2010 at 7:38 AM

      what are some exciting things to do in Fez morocco I am planning a trip there this fall with some of my students.

      7 Answers Feb 12, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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      Fes weather

      by Deneen1 Online Now Sep 15, 2009 at 7:51 AM

      Hello all !

      Hope you're doing ok in COLD Fes!!!!
      I saw online that the temperature is about 69 Farenheit and 44 Farenheit overnight. Is this average?
      Is is usually that cool this early over there?

      Now I am re-thinking my lightweight skirts and lightweight pants for something heavier to wear.

      Is it possible that it could get hot again while I'm there? We should arrive in Fes about 26/27 September.

      Thanks for any info!
      ~Deneen

      2 Answers Sep 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM
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      Staying in Fes apartment

      by Deneen1 Online Now Sep 11, 2009 at 12:38 PM

      Hello everyone!

      We are looking at renting an apartment in Fes, the description says it's about 1km from the train station. So I wanted to know is this the "Ville Nouvelle" and how far is it to Fes el Bali? Can we walk to would it be better to take a taxi?
      Or is this just too far from Fes el Bali and we should stay closer?

      On the map the apartment is between the N8 and the train line.

      Thank you for any help!
      ~Deneen

      16 Answers Sep 19, 2009 at 8:47 AM
    • Need place to share in Fes NOW

      by hanahlove Online Now May 28, 2009 at 2:21 AM

      i am a lady in visiting france from california, i want to meet my girlfriend tomarrow in fes for the music festival but i do not have a place as all resonable hotels are booked. is there anyone out there who has a place i may share with them? i am a very cool lady, great person to share with..very health into holistic health, yoga, massage, artist.. number in france is +33 61 202 7402

      thank you,hope to see u soon!!!

      1 Answer May 28, 2009 at 7:23 AM
    • car hire from Tangier to Fes

      by pwickner Online Now Apr 20, 2009 at 9:30 AM

      Hi- we are 4 people coming to see Fes in July and are looking to hire a private car/driver from the ferry in Tangier to drive us to our hotel in Fes. Any ideas on who/how to do this? All the travel agencies etc wont do just that, they only want to make it into a giant package deal etc.

      Thanks!
      Paige

      4 Answers Jun 28, 2009 at 2:56 AM
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      train to Marrakesh

      by delnero80 Online Now Oct 31, 2008 at 11:05 AM

      Hello!
      How long and how much is the train to Marrakesh? Are there multiple trains?
      Thanks!

      3 Answers Nov 1, 2008 at 5:03 PM
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      riad for 10-12 people

      by delnero80 Online Now Aug 7, 2008 at 9:54 PM

      Hi-
      There will be 10-12 of us traveling to Fes mid-December for 2 to 3 nights. We would love to rent a riad in possible, but are looking for something that is about50 a night per person.
      Thanks!

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2008 at 1:56 PM
    • Female musician wanting to visit Fes Sacred Music Festival in June

      by musicalynda Online Now Mar 23, 2008 at 6:27 PM

      Hello I am a female musician in my 50s considering visiting during the Sacred Music Festival in June.1. How safe is it to travel there alone as a female, and how safe is it to openly admit to being American? It seems that Fes is a very tolerant place, but Americans are hated all over the world right now!2. I am also wondering about the cost of concert tickers, rooms, etc.I'm from the Oregon Coast, so not used to hot weather, but encouraged by the fact that many of the concerts are at night when it is cooler.3.Do they provide western chairs during the concert for sitting,4. and are there opportunities for women to connect with other musicians from around the world for jam sessions?5. Anyone know a better place for a female world musician to connect with other musicians from around the world?( I play harp, many flutes, and sing) Thanks for any help!

      6 Answers Apr 25, 2008 at 9:32 AM
    • informatiosn wanted about Riads in fez

      by benaz Online Now Mar 18, 2008 at 2:26 AM

      Hello.

      Am a Moroccan man,i have a friends,french lady with her girl,need to stay in Riad in fez during the time of fes festival of sacred music,(nice Riad but less than 40 Euro.)
      Thanks for all .

      Aziz

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      Fes - Viewpoints & Medina

      by MichaelFalk1969 Online Now Jan 28, 2008 at 5:39 AM

      Hi,
      two questions on short notice as I will soon be in Fes for a few days:
      Besides the viewpoints near the Merinid Tombs, can you recommend any panoramic viewpoints in Fes ?
      Which parts of the Souk are the most interesting in your opinion ?

      4 Answers Feb 6, 2008 at 3:51 AM
    • Fez to Marakesh Train or Car

      by ftmagellan Online Now Nov 15, 2007 at 5:26 PM

      Help! of us will go from Fez to Marakesh and need to either rent a car, driver or train. What is best if we want to get there seeign some of teh sights along the way but definitely doing it all in one day? What would it cost to hire a driver adn can they take all 4 of us together? Husband, self adn 18 and 14 yr olfs.
      THANKS! What is there to see on way to Marakesh?Is there stuff right along the way or doyou have to go way off road?

      Also wonder best way to get from Casablanca Airport to Fez.???

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2007 at 6:31 PM
    • Ryanair, Luton - Fes

      by Rif-For-Anyone Online Now Sep 12, 2007 at 4:39 AM

      Has anyone tried booking a Ryanair flight Luton to Fes in November?
      I can't get any flight to come up, all other route look fine.

      Paul

      6 Answers Oct 28, 2007 at 2:26 PM
    • Hammam visit in Fez

      by charliet23 Online Now Apr 14, 2007 at 10:27 AM

      Hi,

      I'm going to Fez, Morocco in a week and I've heard that it has incredible traditional hammans but I'm a little bit afraid of going on my own and am not sure how to find them. Can anyone give me any good tips or do you know if there are any travel companies that could organise a trip for me?

      Thanks!

      1 Answer Apr 15, 2007 at 3:33 PM
    • Medina or New City

      by JLAMERTON Online Now Feb 17, 2007 at 12:47 PM

      Coming to Fez at beginning of May! Dont know about massive amount about Fez, presumably it is safe to wander around anywhere and is pretty westernised?? Looking at hotels and would like to know if should stay in the Medina or in the new city? Going to stay for 3 days and probably stay around pool in day and then go for a wander around and go to local restaurants rather than 5* one's

      Thanks

      3 Answers Apr 18, 2007 at 2:11 PM
    • Said Guissi - Aissawa

      by fessunshine Online Now Dec 17, 2006 at 6:44 AM

      Hello
      My husband and I will be in Fes from 20th December to 26th December. We met Said Guissi earlier this year, and would like to know how we can contact him. Ideally we wish to know if we can attend a Sufi evening in Fes with the Aissawa. Thanks!
      Fessunshine

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      Transport Advice

      by JJennyx Online Now Dec 16, 2006 at 3:54 PM

      My husband and I are looking for a driver/guide to take us from Fes to Marrakech on January 2. We are interested in the sights along the way. Does anyone have any suggestions for us?

      5 Answers Jul 29, 2008 at 5:13 PM
    • Live music in Fes?

      by AmeliaJane68 Online Now Nov 28, 2006 at 1:31 AM

      My partner & I are going to be escaping xmas in Fes for 5 days - 23rd-28th December. We've been downloading Moroccan music to get a feel of it, and we'd love to hear some live music while we're there. Does anyone know where we might find some? We've never been to Morocco before and I realise that my partner as a male will be able to go to places I can't, but we do like to do everything together if possible.

      2 Answers Dec 7, 2006 at 3:05 AM
    • Hammans + General advicw

      by ladymarian Online Now Oct 28, 2006 at 2:44 AM

      Hi

      We're vsisiting Fes in February as part of a package trip. We have the whole day to ourselves to explore.

      I've experienced a Hamman in Instanbul - nice pampering, a spa in Budapest - medicinal rather than pampering and would like to experience a local Hamman in Fes - any ideas as to where, opening hours and costs - and advice please

      We only have a day in Fes - can anyone please recommend the best sights to see and any restaurants - we need to have lunch and an evening meal. Husband is a diabetic supported with insulin - what type of food is available please. Is it safe in the medinas when it is dark - does it come to life with fire eaters etc.

      All advice greatly appreciated. Thanks Ladymarian

      3 Answers Nov 3, 2006 at 5:49 AM
    • staying in fes alone

      by piperrose Online Now Aug 23, 2006 at 12:37 PM

      Hi

      I am staying in Tangier with friends but really want to visit Fes. Is it safe to travel alone as a woman and also could I do the trip in one day or would it be better to stay overnight.
      Is it quicker to travel by car than train ?

      2 Answers Sep 4, 2006 at 10:36 PM
    • travel time to tangier from fez

      by browneyegirls Online Now Feb 26, 2006 at 2:07 PM

      Can anyone tell me how long a train takes from fez to tangier? are they frequent?

      I will be in fez for a day and i am not sure whether to stay overnight there, or in tangier. Where is nicer to stay out of fez or tangier?

      i will then travel on ferry to algecrias ( 2hrs), then take a 4 hr trin journey to malaga. i want to get to malaga at a reasonable hr

      4 Answers Aug 28, 2006 at 8:13 AM
    • travel time to tangier from fez

      by browneyegirls Online Now Feb 26, 2006 at 2:06 PM

      Can anyone tell me how long a train takes from fez to tangier? are they frequent?

      I will be in fez for a day and i am not sure whether to stay overnight there, or in tangier. Where is niceer to stay out of fez or tangier?

      i will then travel on ferry to algecrias ( 2hrs), then take a 4 hr trin journey to malaga. i want to get to malaga at a reasonable hr

      1 Answer Jan 28, 2007 at 9:58 AM
    • cheap rental

      by nicaoidhe Online Now Feb 25, 2006 at 7:07 AM

      hi ,im looking for info on some cheap rental in fez ill be there for the month of april and would like to stay in the old part near medina ...would appreciate any info!cheers

      2 Answers Aug 28, 2006 at 8:19 AM
    • Trouble with Fez hotels

      by irishbloke79 Online Now Apr 22, 2005 at 7:33 AM

      Hallo,

      I'm trying to book a medium hotel in the Ville Nouvelle for three nights at threend of May/beginning of June in Fez and so far everywhere I've tried has been booked up. Does anyone have any suggestions of hotels I might try in the EUR30-50 range? Have I left it too late (slightly over a month in advance)? Is there some kind of special event going on, or am I saying the wrong thing - so far everyone I've spoken to has told e they're full without even having to check.
      Thanks a million.

      1 Answer May 6, 2005 at 5:02 AM
    • From montpellier, france to fes, morocco

      by ZeldaFitzgerald Online Now Jan 31, 2005 at 4:27 AM

      Hi! I have enjoyed reading the various questions and responses throughout these past months... Now, I have a question that perhaps one could answer. I reside curently in Montpellier, France (on the Mediterranean)... I have a fifteen day vacation coming up soon... And I need to go to Fes. I would like to spend most of those fifteen days in Fes... Not, traveling to and from. (Flying is not an option at this point in my life) I have found a ferry from Sete to Tanger... However, it will be a total of 36 hours. Once I arrive in Tanger, I will take a very inexpensive train to Fes. It is a five hour train... But this, I can live with. Money is sort of an issue as well... The trains from France to Spain are ungodly in their pricing. Does anyone have any advice?

      2 Answers Jan 15, 2007 at 9:11 PM