What not to do in Morocco
They did not throw away the bread and poured hot water into the sink. What else do the Moroccans themselves and do not advise others? 10 secrets "of the kingdom of orange."
Every country in the world is unique in its own way unique. Ignorance of local laws and customs can lead to very real problems with law enforcement. At best, in your face knowing shrug: say, what to take with them? And foreigners! So read the ten "no" to the Kingdom of Morocco, to make your stay there pleasant and the locals you remember mannered man.
Moroccans consume a lot of bread, buy it once or even twice a day to the table it was always fresh. housewives often baked bread alone. And all families - regardless of their status and financial position - respectful of the bread, so the remains of uneaten collected separately from other waste. As a rule, they are fed to livestock, and if the family is not the economy, the old bread pass and receive in return, for example, a little detergent to the house by the glass. In an extreme case, the bread in a separate package left near the trash bins.
Empty the hot water in the sink
From prose to the mystical - one step. So, this interesting ban has nothing to do with the design of pipes or technical issues. Just among the population are strong beliefs in spirits, jinn and other heavenly beings. And there is a perception that by pouring hot water into the sink, you are angry spirits living in the sewers. Therefore, merging the boiling water, it is necessary just to be able to open the tap with cold water.
Strictly observe traffic rules
The movement in Morocco is extremely busy and the roads crowded with cars, trucks, taxis and numerous scooters. Traffic lights at intersections are not arranged in all directions. The situation is complicated by pedestrians, who feel so relaxed that cross the road at any place and at any time. How to speak the local drivers to control the car in Morocco, it is necessary to join in this moving chaos. If you have a car, try to drop the formality, be extremely careful and feel the rhythm of Moroccan road to enter the total flow and avoid accidents.
Go into the mosque
Mosques in Morocco - a kind of work of art: their external monumentality and austerity of lines are combined with luxurious décor inside. However, to admire the interior of the Moroccan mosques in most cases you will not succeed. Almost all of them are closed to non-Muslims. Exception - Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco's largest and highest religious building in the world). It can be visited during free from prayers, upon payment of an entrance fee, and following a number of simple rules. It is necessary to take off our shoes in the doorway, arms and legs should not be exposed, and for women in addition have to be covered head. Should behave quietly and respectfully.
To photograph people without their consent,
ordinarily resident "orange of the kingdom" will not please the prospect of being in the tourist cameras lenses. Although sometimes after a polite request, they can agree on a picture. Be prepared and to the fact that in the busiest tourist spots all kinds of snake charmers, street performers, water carriers and other colorful characters, on the contrary, pleased popoziruyut - for the money. Agree on the amount in advance. Strongly recommended to remove the police, and take pictures of the residences of the king and all prohibited.
The Moroccans are very accommodating and hospitable. You drink traditional mint tea will try to even the sellers in the markets. And if you are in a Moroccan house, you will not leave hungry for sure. On the table, it accepted to put all that there is. Only from beverages, as a rule, you bring tea, coffee, milk and fresh juices. Even if you have recently eaten, be polite: sit down at the table and symbolically share a meal with the hosts.
Do not give a tip
The practice of tipping in Morocco is so ubiquitous that at every step is necessary to leave a coin. Small amounts are usually given to waiters, valet parking, porters and even hairdressers. Note also that, showing you the way and give each minor service, you may be expected remuneration, and sometimes even urged him to demand. You - the traveler and, unfortunately, in the eyes of many - a source of income. So be gathered and avoid imposed, sometimes completely useless help. \
Make purchases, not to bargain
The ban - rather a reminder that Morocco - yet Eastern country where the market - one of the main places where you can fully enjoy the flavor of the edge and communicate with local merchants. Visit the market (in Arabic - "bitches") and do not haggle - means to deprive yourself of a variety of emotions and excitement, not to mention the fact that you will overpay for the goods almost doubled. Believe me, you should definitely bargain.
The export of local currency of the country
According to Moroccan law to export dirhams, which is state monetary unit, not allowed out of the country. Of course, if you take with you just one bill to commemorate the holiday in the sunny realm, nothing terrible will happen. But when trying to cross the border with a large sum in the national currency of trouble during the check at the airport you provided.
speak badly of the king or the royal family
Moroccans revere and we can say, like their ruler, because with him in the country there have been significant changes for the better in almost all areas of life. It is impossible not to notice the portraits of King Mohammed VI in all enterprises, offices, shops, cafes. Even the owners of most small shops do not miss the opportunity to express homage to the monarch, putting at least a small picture of him in the most conspicuous place in his institution. So imprudent in his statements against the king or his family, though not entail arrest or severe trials, but will give you experience for yourself all the righteous anger of Moroccans.