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Lonely Planet Morocco (Travel Guide) Paperback – August 1, 2011
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Buy the PDF version of the book from Lonely Planet and read it on your Kindle or IPad. It won't be perfect, but it will be MUCH easier.
Generally, I really liked the flow of the book and the contents. I compared it to several other Morocco guidebooks at Barnes and Noble before buying this one on Amazon. The lonely planet guide had some bits of history in the sections for the cities, just enough to provide context for many of the sites that we went to see. I didn't feel like I was being dragged down by the historical aspects of the book when trying to find things to do. There was a very nice sections at the end of the book about the different food specialties you could see around the country. There were several other sections at the back of the book with broad areas of focus that were very useful. Plenty of tips of mailing things home, transportation, tipping, etc.
The Marrakech section of the book was quite good. I stuck with 1 dollar sign restaurants and thoroughly enjoyed each of the restaurant recommendations from the book. I saw most of the recommended sights and they were all very impressive. The pullout map was very useful as well. Once you find out where you are you can navigate fairly well. I had some difficulties navigating, but that is no fault of the map. Rather, it is because the medina in Marrakech is very confusing and there are few street labels. One issue I found in Marrakech was that some of the restaurant recommendations did not seem to be where they were indicated (specifically Marrakech Korner), possibly closed. This was despite the fact that I had the most recent edition of the book.
The recommendations for Essaouira were good as well. A local woman, with whom we were staying, recommended a number of activities and restaurants for us. All of her recommendations were actually in the Lonely Planet book already and they were all excellent. Again, there was a shop that we were excited about visiting,which no longer existed, but there were no other issues.
Overall, I thought this book was excellent for my trip to Morocco and I would recommend it to anyone traveling there.
Overall, though, I thought it was a great companion guide for the trip we took.