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Episode 3: Scams! How to Understand and Avoid Them
Aired On : February 15, 2022
Travellers love Morocco for its exotic appeal, culture, stunning landscapes, distinct cuisine, and for its charms.

Yes, these charms can include scams, a regular feature of life as a tourist in Morocco, as elsewhere. And as Azdean will tell you, natives like him are far from exempt! Most of what you'll hear in this episode has happened to him at some point.

With touches of humor, detail and vivid descriptions that carry you away to the streets, taxi cabs, markets and restaurants of Marrakesh, Azdean guides you through what to expect, right from arrival at the airport.

You're about to learn:

  • How to prepare your cash and use an ATM in Morocco,
  • Understanding the money and conversions,
  • Arriving at the airport, things to look out for,
  • Finding a good SIM card for your mobile phone,
  • Taxis: a key experience to navigate. How to prepare yourself for a taxi scam. Be prepared!
Arriving in the square. What scams to look out for?
  •  A guided tour, the price looks great and the itinerary is exciting. But where will you end up spending the night?
  • A henna tattoo, what could go wrong?
  • Surely orange juice is just orange juice, right?
  • How do you choose where to eat, and not be gouged on the price? 

And, Azdean shares which is the scariest scam of them all.

Always, always: Remember your body language!

Join us for a fascinating, insider's look into how scams operate, how to avoid or get out of situations, and why they exist in the first place.

Resources Mentioned in this episode:

Jamaa el-Fnaa Square (aka "The Square")

Moroccan dirhams

Globe Convert app

Mobile SIM card Maroc Telecom Etisalat

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