April 2019

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Know Before You Go: Tipping in Morocco

by Nancy Lauer No comments

I have a love – hate relationship with tipping, especially in developing countries. In the case of Morocco, the west is responsible for bringing the custom to the country. While I agree that tipping can be positive in that it recognizes a job well done. I’ve also seen first hand that the practice enables employers to pay workers lower wages because it is assumed that tips will make up the difference. This is where the hate part enters into it for me.

Unfortunately, it’s counterproductive refuse to tip in hopes that employers will step up to fill the gap.  That’s not going to happen anytime soon. So like it or not, many workers in Morocco, as well in other countries across the globe, exist on tips.

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Know Before you Go: Using Moroccan Dirham

by Nancy Lauer 15 comments

So you’ve gotten your customized Morocco tour arranged. Flights are purchased. The dog is booked at the kennel. You’ve started packing. One final thought occurs to you… What about spending money in Morocco? Since this is one of the most commonly asked questions, I decided I’d cover the information you need to know in an article.

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Nancy LauerKnow Before you Go: Using Moroccan Dirham