reply to post by Dark Ghost
What you say IS true in some parts. I've seen it myself. Beggars do hassle a lot of Moroccans too. But of course if you were a beggar, who would you
target the most? tourists with money to spend? or daily Moroccans they see everyday? who is most likely to give you money?
The other thing you mention is about men who try to flirt or stare at women, that is also true in some ways, it's actually quite funny haha. They are
mostly harmless, but quite annoying to women. They don't just do it to tourists, but to everyday Moroccans too. And it happens in almost every
country, if your a woman, men flirt or stare at you. In morocco when I was there a Moroccan girl wanted me to hang around with her, so boys don't
stare at her, so that is their fix on the issue. Hanging around with girl friends works too, but of course men will still stare, it's natural.
Moroccan men are usually very polite with a nice sense of humor, especially the older ones, so most will treat women very nice and respectfully.
Originally posted by Nick_X
All is good in Islam until you try to have a beer on the beach in your bikini
Why must a religion deny such simple life pleasures?
On Moroccan beaches you can wear a bikini, swimsuit etc, plenty of Moroccans do that. And they have great outdoor swimming pools, sometimes with
entertainment like music, dancing on stage etc you can watch there after swimming. At least that's what there was where I went.
One place I loved was a stop where you refuel on the motorway, it had restaurants, entertainment, kids playground, stage entertainment like music,
dancing you could watch while you eat, I was surprised. And the best thing to me was all the cats there haha, it was cat paradise, quite strange.
There are plenty of life pleasures to enjoy, it doesn't have to involve alcohol.
As for the alcohol, there are places you can go for that. And you can buy it from the big supermarket places. And most big hotels provide it. The
general rule is, try to respect the Muslims around you when you deal with alcohol. Make sure your in the right place for alcohol. Like clubs etc.
Don't go walking around the streets with alcohol and stroll into a mosque
Morocco believes in the right to having your own freewill when you practice Islam, that's why it's more relaxing and laid back compared to more strict
countries that practice unislamic laws of forcing people to do as they say. Although there are limits to everything. But that is mainly common sense.
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