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Morocco backpacking advice?

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Any advice for a first time backpacker making her way alone through Morocco?
36 months ago, April 22nd 2011 No: 1 Msg: #134351  
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Hey,
So, this is my first time backpacking and I'm doing it solo through Morocco. I'm backpacking for 13 days before heading off to Kenya.

To be honest, I'm a tad nervous; how likely is it that I will get pickpocketed? Will I be able to find cheap accommodations without booking in advance? Is it safe to carry my pack with me at all times, or should I find places to leave it? Is there anything you think I should know or take into consideration? Any general tips or advice?

I'm sorry if some if these sound like obvious or stupid questions, I just really want to avoid as many problems as I can, especially with the importance of keeping all of my travel documents and information for the destinations I'm traveling to after Morocco.
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36 months ago, April 24th 2011 No: 2 Msg: #134467  
Hi Anna,

We always travel as a couple so hard to say but I can definitely say that we felt really safe in Morocco. You can get pick pocketed anywhere so just use common sense of what to carry and what not to carry with you. We went for 10 days and we did not book anything in advance - everything seemed so easy to arrange over there. My only advice would be to watch for touts and don’t trust so much as there are people who claim to offer help and advice or are willing to take you around but then they expect a nice payment for this. We had that issue in Marrakech.

Enjoy - Morocco is wonderful ;-)

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