Thank you for the advise, however I have been twice before, I know they are very cunning. Will be on guard. They specialise in harassment :)
Yes lots of nice things to see. But strong advice, reject everything anyone offers you. Even if you think they're being nice or friendly or you think it's complimentary. Trust absolutely no one and keep your phone and wallet firmly secure. My 7 inch tab got pick pocketed by some young kids as I was getting on to a bus!! Same pick pockets end up in France and Holland. The smiles and friendliness is all fake. Old people like kids and offer them sweets. Don't freak out at that. I'd accept and just errr not give them to you your kids if you have any Go out into modern new Marrakesh and it's completely different. No tourists and almost no con artists artists. Cool monied people hanging in modern cafes
Thanks, looking forward to it. Reviews on tripadvisor are great too
I'd go one further and say do not trust ANYONE but yourselves when on holiday there. Believe me no one is your friend. Everything was a scam or a con. Even the hotel concierge was at it!! Selling you trips with his mates. We got to the airport after agreeing a fee only to be told its double. I gave him what we originally agreed and walked off. Trips would always end up with stopping past many shops selling tat where they are extremely nice to you (cups of tea etc) before they hit you with an extremely aggessive sales pitch so you feel compelled to buy something and won't let you leave. Of course when you don't buy something? Yep you guessed it, you see the real them and you revert back to being the scum of the earth to them.
There may be a lot of dishonest people, but it's not full of them. Generally you can't trust people there and shop keeper's are aggressive. There's a lot of pick pockets too. However the word full is an exaggeration. It's definitely not a dump. There's plenty of dumps in England too and plenty of dishonest pepper too. Marrakesh has the world oldest university... Older than Oxford and Cambridge, and Al azr. Dumps don't tend to have that..