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Re: Tangier revisited - 5 years ago

Hi Mick & Maren, Tangier tries to live too much on its Beat past. It's a romantic dream and a promotional ploy to sell Tangier into the international tourist market. The new port of Tanger Mediteranée (52 km from Tangier, free shuttle bus) was initially supposed to handle only freight truck traffic from Algeciras and that was the official line for many years, during the construction of the...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Resident foreigners: Importing and Exporting Foreign Banknotes into and out of Morocco - 5 years ago

I bank in the UK. If I use my VISA card at an ATM machine in Morocco to withdraw cash, my UK bank charges me more than 5% of the transaction value in transaction and conversion charges. To me, this is unacceptable. In addition, I found the ATM link to the UK to be unreliable at weekends. To boot, the error message that I was always given told me that I did not have enough funds in my account to m...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Move to Morocco - 8 years ago

terjumaan Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Hi, > I'm a British Asian Muslim and intending to marry my fiancée from agadir and hopefully settle somewhere in Morocco for short to medium term,bearing in mind my fiancée is not keen in agadir,her home town for personal reasons. I'm currently working here in UK,as a freelance translator/proofreader( fluent in cl...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: marriage in morocco for uk citizen - 8 years ago

angiebabe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > There is an excellent post from Lotuspods on one of the other posts here in the Morocco forum - that really hit the nail on the head. Thank you for your kind words, angiebabe. You can search my posts on this subject and others here: lotuspods...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Help needed on morrocan Culture - 8 years ago

@angiebabe Spot on, angiebabe. >It is all about convenience and what he wants. If that is what you think, in that case, don't get involved with one. Choose someone who will respect you and accept you as the person you are. Surely, nothing less than that can do? >these women think that the words spoken are true... I know so many that have learnt the truth the hard way, with a ...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Help needed on morrocan Culture - 8 years ago

@ Tamina Hi Tamina, When I said "we don't regard our children as our property" I was talking about "us westerners" not Moroccans. Concerning your comment on "uneducated Moroccan peasants" - every one to their own. People do what they like. Most educated people would see it as an issue of family planning - only having the children that you can afford to have,...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: schooling in Agadir - 8 years ago

@intenso Excuse me, but I answered the question from Anita van Huet with a web site URL for the French Institute - I did not ask anyone to email me. You did not ask for advice - sands and Anita van Huet did. Your posting is off topic and should be posted as a new topic or under another thread. ------------------------------------------------------- intenso Wrote: -----------------...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Move to Morocco - 8 years ago

travel2india Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > please contact to a property dealing consultant and a bussiness development consultants....it is more beneficial for you... More beneficial for them, you mean. Word of mouth, knowledge of Arabic and this Africa Guide forum is better than both of your suggestions - and free too. People are sick and tired of being...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: how to apply for a residence permit in Morocco - 8 years ago

angiebabe Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > wonderful to get such uptodate and accurate information from you lotuspods! youre a good source to have here thanks! @angiebabe: You're very welcome, angiebabe, and thank you for the compliment!...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: how to apply for a residence permit in Morocco - 8 years ago

@Costello: ------------------------------------------------------- > @lotuspods > > My question to you is: > Apart from Tanger and Agadir, did you hear about other regions what are their requirements with regard to deposit amount in your bank or direct debit from your bank account into the Moroccan bank account? > A side question would be: do you know any source where I can ...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: schooling in Agadir - 9 years ago

The Institut Francais d'Agadir in Talborjt, Agadir is maybe a good choice for secondary education. It's along the same street as the Baladia, on R. Chenguit ( the street between Av President Kennedy and Av. Prince Moulay Abdellah.)...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Move to Morocco - 9 years ago

By the way, a lot of people are now leaving Essaouira and moving down to Merleft. It seems that Merleft is becoming the cool place to live in Morocco right now....
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Move to Morocco - 9 years ago

Great Posting Momo81: >I think it's better for you to stay in USA than coming here to Morocco and you'd better for your husband to fix his problem. Life here is difficult and chance of employment are less since you're not a native. You are a very wise person and you give good advice Momo. Bravo....
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: WiFi Hot spots - 9 years ago

The McDonald's down near the Corniche used to have free wi-fi but they don't have it any more now....
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Help needed on morrocan Culture - 9 years ago

Hello thinkmorocco, Thank you for your post. >While your idea to comment on the Moroccan culture is well apprciated, it is not appropriate to stereotype and spread false ideas about a country such as Morocco. My comments were not intended to be critical and I am sorry if you viewed them that way. You say that I am spreading false ideas about Morocco? I am not spreading false ideas...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: +cheap acomadation in casablanca - 9 years ago

As far as I am concerned with budget accommodation in Casa, the best, cleanest hotel to stay is the Hotel Touring. It's at 87, Rue Allal ben Abdellah near the Marche Municipale off Mohamed V. Tel: +212 522 310 216...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: moving to Morocco 2009 - 9 years ago

>Visa's can be extended up to 3 months as long as you have 25 euros for every day extra you wish to stay in the bank account. The only place in Morocco where you can extend your tourist visa by another three months is in Agadir - and you must extend it within 10 days of arriving in Morocco. After that, they won't do it. Other cities in Morocco do not do tourist visa extensions. You have to ...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: moving to Morocco 2009 - 9 years ago

>So my question is, I heard of this way to rent, im not sure if it is true or not but sounds interesting, is it true you can find owners who will rent to with a contract , you pay them a certain amount of money up front, and then you can make smaller monthly rent payments, and at the end of contract you get back the deposit. sound familiar? I forgot what it is called. In Morocco it's called...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Surfing In Morocco - 9 years ago

The best wind surfing in Morocco is probably in Tarazoute and Essaouira...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Driving from UK to Morocco - 9 years ago

>as our UK insurers say that they cannot cover us. Also can we pick up the 'Green card' at the Border too ? I have done this trip by car to Morocco. True, you can't get the docs in the UK, you buy them at the border. When we did it, you could get docs for one, two or three months. One month cost 600 dirhams, then 1200 then 1800 dirhams for three months. We passed through the Ceuta bor...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: hello - 9 years ago

>where do we look for rentals ect If I were you, looking to rent in Tangier, I would ask the concierge (caretaker) in every apartment block in the centre of town. They quite often have empty apartments to let, and at cheaper prices than agencies. Maybe try the blocks on Rue Prince Heritier, Rue Uruguay and Rue Hollande....
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Marring a Moroccan Muslima - 9 years ago

>She might have to wait for up to 6 months in Morocco and that is looking on the bright side, and then some... If you get married in Morocco, make sure that you wait at least 18 months before applying for an immigration visa to the USA, otherwise the US INS dept may view your marriage with suspicion and most likely treat it as a marriage of convenience for immigration purposes. If they d...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: WiFi Hot spots - 9 years ago

McDonald's restaurants all have free wi-fi....
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: police check for marriage - 9 years ago

The Moroccan government does not do a criminal record check on westerners getting married in Morocco. Don't worry about it. Be happy. Best Wishes to you!...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Help needed on morrocan Culture - 9 years ago

>Can i man or woman from Morocco marry someone from a different country. is there any obstacle culture wise? Yes, there are plenty. Firstly, most westerners marry for love. Moroccans marry for convenience. When I say convenience, I mean it within a true context and do not mean this as an insult. For example, I have a Berber friend in Agadir and he told me that when he marries, he will m...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: how to apply for a residence permit in Morocco - 9 years ago

>Also how much rent do one have to pay for a 1 or 2 bedroom flat in Marrocco. I consider retiring there maybe. Depends where. Should not be more than around 3000 dirhams anywhere for a one bed, or no more than 4500 to 5500 dirhams for a 2 bed. We're talking unfurnished prices here. Add around 1000 to 1500 dirhams and up for a furnished apartment. Plus fixtures and fittings deposit of one o...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: how to apply for a residence permit in Morocco - 9 years ago

Hello there, I am a European resident of Morocco and have had my 2 CN (carte nationale) for about 6 years. Here is some accurate information based on my own experiences of getting my first 2 cards. Firstly, there is no requirement of any kind to register with the Police or even your own country's consulate. As long as you don't break the law or work for money, you can do pretty much as you ...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Travelling in Morocco during Ramadan - 9 years ago

Hello there, It is currently Ramadan in Morocco and the rest of the Moslem world and I would just like to add a few comments to the topic of Ramadan. I am European and have lived in Morocco for about 6 years. About the only two places in Morocco that will be more-or-less "normal" for the overseas visitor are Marrakesh and Agadir. Almost all of the tourist restaurants in both citie...
by lotuspods in: Morocco Travel Forum
 

Re: Egyptian Pyramids - 9 years ago

The pyramids at Giza are the most visited in Egypt. A lot of people, that I have had extensive conversations with in Egypt, reckon that the pyramids at Saqqara, Dahshur and Abu Sir to be the most interesting, from an archaeological point of view. All-inclusive answers to both of your questions are here...
by lotuspods in: Egypt Travel Forum
 

Re: Moving to Cairo; Looking for a Room smiling smiley - 9 years ago

Hi Kev, When we were in Cairo in February and then again in March 2009 we stayed at the Ismailia House Hotel on Midan Tahrir, opposite the Egyptian Museum. We met an English guy there called Peter who had just got a job on the local newspaper. He had been trying for some time to rent a room and was somewhat disappointed with the places that he had gone to see as the commute into town was s...
by lotuspods in: Egypt Travel Forum
 
 
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