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After their three week adventure traveling in Morocco in a rented camper van, I interviewed my parents about their experience. What came was a discussion of the challenges they faced, the advantages and differences as compared to other modes of travel, things they learned from Bruno and I, and tips for people considering traveling this way. Will my parents ever travel by camper van again? Read on to learn their concluding thoughts!

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Kasbahs, palmeraies, gorges, and desert dunes – my parents saw it all when they embarked with Bruno and I on a camper van adventure in Morocco! This entry is long and picture-heavy, so sit back, relax, and join us as we navigate high-pressure sales, ksars frozen in time, bad roads, crazy drivers, mountain passes, hairpin bends, camel rides, and a rental camper van!

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My parents are in Morocco for Christmas, and we’ve been having a great time in Marrakech. In this second part of my story, though, things go a bit downhill. A tout in the tanneries finally makes me snap. Thankfully, however, an invite to couscous by a friendly local redeems the city in my eyes, and we head to the coastal city of Agadir for our Christmas celebration feeling positive.

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Marrakech is, according to most, a tourist factory, a city that churns up and spits out tourists, and not at all representative of the rest of Morocco. But it’s also where I met up with my parents to kick-start our Christmas in Morocco! Read on for our first experienced in the medina and souqs; first bargaining experiences; visits of a few architectural sites; and our evenings in the infamous Djemaa el Fna.

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