What Women Should Bring to Morocco
The next thing that's undoubtedly going through your head is what to carry with you to Morocco now that you've already purchased your plane ticket to Morocco and looked through hundreds of photographs that have inspired your wanderlust. One thing you should know about me is that I never check a bag when I go somewhere, even though I have a tendency to bring more things than I need. Because of this, you need to give serious attention to the things you put in your luggage! Fortunately for you, I have put up a list that includes everything that you will require for your vacation to Morocco.
What Kind of Clothes Should I Bring to Morocco?
There are two primary considerations to take into account while selecting the kinds of clothes you should carry with you to Morocco. To begin, Morocco is a country that adheres to traditional values. This indicates that wearing denim shorts and a teeny-tiny tank top is not suitable nor courteous in the majority of situations. Second, a large portion of Morocco has a desert environment, which means that the temperature during the day is quite high while the temperature at night is extremely low. The common misconception is that the weather in Morocco is always hot, however this is not the case at all!
When it comes to tops, you should steer clear of anything that is excessively low-cut or exposing. Tank tops with a thickness of three fingers, as a point of reference, were typically fine, but I made sure to keep a sarong or jean jacket on available so that I could put anything over them. It is also a good idea to have a selection of stylish long-sleeve blouses and t-shirts in your closet at all times. I packed along one of my favorite polka-dot blouses from Forever 21, and it turned out to be the perfect choice for the desert's colder morning temperatures!
Bottoms Although shorts would be appropriate in some of Morocco's larger towns, I decided to stick to wearing longer bottoms instead of shorts. In addition to a few other jumpsuits, I brought the following bottoms to pack.
Three different pairs of airy, lightweight pants
1 pair of jeans with a mild wash to wear on the airplane. Single pair of leggings (for buses that run overnight)
When it came time to pack for this vacation, dresses and jumpsuits were at the top of my list of must-have items. It's one of my favorite things to do to hunt for garments that are breezy and light but still offer sufficient covering (keep in mind that this is a more conservative nation). A good number of these products might be found at TJ Maxx and Crossroads, two excellent places to shop for high-quality goods at prices that won't break the bank.
2 maxi gowns
1 dress that is knee-length or longer. Three full-length jumpsuits should be included.
As I mentioned before, it can get rather chilly in Morocco! I am not referring to a temperature that is merely cool; rather, I am referring to one that is extremely chilly, particularly during the winter months. When I went there in April, the daytime temperatures were clearly on the warmer side, but the nighttime were pretty chilly.
Denim Jacket: I prefer to wear denim jackets while I'm traveling (and pretty much all the time), since they keep me warm while still appearing nice over skirts and other clothes that have more flow to them.
Despite the fact that I make frequent use of my sarong, I'm going to classify it as a jacket because of its length and structure. Bringing a sarong with you to Morocco should be your first priority if you're trying to decide what to pack for the trip. This is a wonderful accessory to have because it can be worn as a scarf, used as a blanket on chilly buses and trains, and slung over the shoulders while entering places of worship.
Warmer Jacket: I needed something that was light enough for chilly evenings but not too hefty. I was looking for something that was in between. The olive-green field jacket that Artizia was wearing was my top pick. This is a terrific lightweight jacket that is perfect for layering and transitional weather because it is very breathable.
Down Jacket: Now, this will obviously depend on what month you visit, but if you come during one of the cooler months, you will ABSOLUTELY need a warm jacket if you intend on visiting the desert. If you visit during one of the warmer months, you will not need a down jacket. When I go on trips, I always bring my Patagonia Nano Puff with me. In addition to being incredibly toasty, it can be compressed to practically nothing at all, making it an excellent option for traveling with only carry-on luggage.
Bring Your Swimwear Because many of the riads in Marrakech include swimming pools, you should bring your swimwear with you. Although bikinis are perfectly OK to wear, I also packed a one-piece swimsuit with me just in case.
This should be something that needs no explanation, yet you'd be shocked how simple it is to forget about these people! I had no choice but to enter the nation wearing nothing but my underpants, which was a huge mistake.
Don't make the common error of carrying too many pairs of shoes or bringing a pair that you'll only wear once! It is essential to select a few pairs of shoes that are not only gorgeous but also functional in a variety of situations. My journey to Morocco would last for a total of 12 days, so I packed three pairs of shoes: brown booties by Steven Madden, brown sandals by Steven Madden that were both basic and elegant, and a pair of white Converse.
These sandals have won my heart totally, and I can't wait to wear them! I've been using them for years, and I even bought a second pair after the original one was torn while I was hiking through the muddy jungle in Cambodia! They have even been upgraded so that users would find them to be more comfortable.
My go-to travel footwear is a pair of white Converse, and I highly recommend them. Even while they won't give you the necessary support for a strenuous workout, they are perfect for wearing on a long day of walking while still allowing you to seem attractive. They are also more streamlined than many of the other shoe alternatives available.
I wanted a pair of shoes that would allow me to walk easily while still being attractive enough to go to the more affluent eateries and hotels that were on the agenda. The booties were perfect, particularly for the evenings when it was chilly. Unfortunately, the pair I was wearing had been around for a few years, and they are no longer being sold in stores; however, there are many other possibilities that are comparable.
One of the things that I am asked the most frequently is about the kind of camera that I use. Even though I have an older Nikon that I still like shooting with at home, I always bring my Sony a6000 with me when I go on vacation. Mirrorless cameras are known for being very lightweight and easy to operate. This one is no exception. In addition to that, there is a built-in WiFi capability, which enables me to send pictures to my phone in a matter of seconds! Although it is not a low-cost camera, the price is far lower than that of the majority of the DSLR choices that are now accessible. In addition to being one of my favorite aspects of this camera, I also really like how covert it is. When strolling around the souks of Marrakech with a huge camera, you will undoubtedly draw attention to yourself. In my perspective, this tinier fellow is somewhat more compact and covert than the others.
Container for Water
As a traveler on a tight budget, I always make sure to have a water bottle that can be reused. There are a lot of hostels out there that provide free filtered water, which is a great way to save some cash. In many parts of the world, the price of a bottle of water is comparable to or even more than that of a can of beer. Instead, please give me the complimentary water and two cans of beer. Thank you.
After purchasing my first bottle of Vapur in 2014 while I was backpacking to Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal, I immediately fell in love with the brand. The bottle has a capacity of 1 liter, is free of BPA, and is as lightweight as they come! It disintegrates into nothingness in a literal sense. My close friends make fun of me since it looks like a bladder, but in my view, this is the most effective water bottle for traveling.
Anyone who reads this who stays in dorms or hostels on a regular basis will appreciate the struggle of having only one outlet available. It is not unheard of for dorm rooms at hostels to have a restricted number of electrical outlets. You can even obtain your very own private outlet if you're fortunate, but is just one actually sufficient? It gets more difficult when you have many electronic devices such as a phone, laptop, camera, and e-reader, among other things. When I travel, I always make sure to bring along a multi-USB adaptor with me. This enables you to charge many devices at the same time while only requiring the use of a single outlet.
What to Bring with You to Morocco
When it comes to packing, a lot of individuals have trouble figuring out what to do with their toiletries. When it came time to prepare for my trip to Morocco, I had to make sure that everything I brought could fit into a carry-on bag, as I mentioned in an earlier post. It's probably common knowledge by now that passengers are not allowed to bring liquids with a capacity more than 3 fluid ounces (100 milliliters).
It wasn't until I went on a five-month backpacking journey through Asia that I made the move to shampoo and conditioner bars. After trying a couple of LUSH Cosmetics' bars, I can confidently state that I'm addicted and won't be returning to the store any time soon. These bars are very easy to transport and maintain their freshness for a very long period. When I do a daily wash with one bar, I get roughly two months' worth of use out of it. One of my favorites is the Montalbano Shampoo Bar, which costs $10.95 each bar, and another is the Jungle Conditioner Bar, which costs $11.95 per bar.
When I travel, you can usually find me carrying a pack of wipes with me! Whenever I go out, I always make sure to bring along two packs: one for my face, and another for my whole body. It's impossible to predict when you'll walk into a restroom only to discover that you've run out of wipes, which is a typical issue in a country like Morocco. It is to one's advantage to always be ready for whatever may come.
It is strongly recommended that you bring any prescriptions that you might require with you at all times. It is a common occurrence for tourists to suffer from stomach problems while they are in Morocco; thus, it is advisable to bring along some medicine to treat diarrhea just in case it occurs.