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"Barow boys at the medina" Marrakesh Tourist Trap Tip by stevemt

Marrakesh Tourist Traps: 80 reviews and 77 photos


If you are staying at the medina in a town/city in Morocco, your taxi/car will only be able to deliver you to the medina wall, (or just inside.) From here its all on foot - and the streets are incredibly narrow, small, and not named.

Before you have gotton out of the cab, you bags are already in a bag boys barrow who will take you to your hostel/hotel/riad. You are in their hands because with out them you have no hope of finding your accomodation. They expect to be paid, and sometimes ask for more than the cab fare to get you to the medina. They have you over a barrel and they know it.

Pay up (it's cheap enough anyhows,) you won't need them again, and you will be wanting to check in and relax.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2013
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