International Travel Jetsetter away, often on the bus turn around their destination country. After all, bus tours is usually simple, affordable, and offers visitors a convenient form of transportation. However, coach standards can vary considerably from one country to luxury vehicles with leather seats and onboard internet access to confined spaces to remain with the local cattle. Firstly, we take a look at the land where cars and buses is king: the United States. The famous Greyhound Shipping Line was traveling through the States for nearly 100 years and is a national institution for travelers. Founded in 1914 in Minnesota by a Swedish immigrant to America, Greyhound started its activity with minors transporting iron ore from home to workplace. Now, Greyhound Lines, the largest carrier of passengers between the cities are used in the U.S. and around 2,000 destinations in North America. make your bus, but not luxury, equipped with air conditioning, footrests and tinted windows. Coach Travel to the Far East tend to evoke images of people on the bus are suspended from the roof and windows, hung goats, chickens and other animals, and in some rural areas of Asia, is still the case. However, countries like Malaysia, Thailand and Japan is extremely demanding and modern systems of coaches that would shame many of those in the West. For example, Japan is running several bus lines that offer almost entirely bed reclining seats and have three rows of individual seats instead of two rows of two. Malaysian buses have large sofa-like seats with armrests, wide, wide leg and embedded video. The China is a binary variable, offers a wide variety of choices for long distance bus travel, which can be relatively easy to very unpleasant. More expensive sleeper coaches provide bunks in which you can lie down travelers, but in the more rural provinces may, coaches and staff that moves the trip a little different, what to expect people in the West . For example, smoking and drinking is a popular way to pass time on long trips, and spat on the bus floor seems to be a socially acceptable practice. By comparison, Britain is a case often silent coach. There are a number of bus companies in cross country skiing, the best known of National Express. Although the distance coach in the UK are generally lower than in countries like China and the United States, buses are relatively complex, with a few lines introducing leather seats on all new buses have a view panoramic window all the places and Wi-Fi Internet access on some roads. Until we invent teleportation and bus travel will likely remain the most widely used public transport, and the future is likely to bring a new level of luxury and elegance to all coaches world.
Before you go
- Visas & Passports – must be valid for 6 months. Visas not necessary for EU passport holders. Other nationalities should check with the Moroccan embassy
- Electricity – is 240v and European plug adaptors usually work
- Health – whilst insects aren’t a big problem it’s worth taking mosquito repellents particularly in the Mountains/Dessert in the summer. Most areas of Morocco are malaria free
- Ramadan – 11th of August – 9th of September , in 2010 but this should not change your travel plans as all the tourist activities are fully operational and there is a great atmosphere in the evenings when the fast is broken and everyone takes to the streets
- Currency – it is difficult to get Moroccan Dirham in the UK but no problem using a UK cashpoint card when there. Also easy to change cash (Pounds, Dollars or Euros)
- Clothing – the temperature varies enormously depending on time of time/year and location. It can be cool in the mountains or on the coast even in mid summer so worth taking an extra layer.
- Driving Licence – photocard type UK driving licence is accepted by car rental companies
While you are there
- Laws & Customs – Morocco has a Muslim dominated culture and whilst friendly please respect their sensitivities. Women in particular should dress conservatively when out in public especially the old towns (Medinas). No problems with sunbathing by pools or on beaches but toplessness is unacceptable.
Respect for the King. He is hugely popular and it could cause offence to make comments about the royal family in the way that happens in the UK
- Time difference - it is the same as UK although their clock change dates are different so watch out in early spring and early autumn as there may be a time difference and the airline often get confused
- Telephone - code dial 0044 or +44 for a UK number. The Moroccan international code in 212
- Prices – rumours abound that you should never pay asking prices and should haggle. Never tried it myself.. .
- Dining out - there are fantastic restaurants of all different budgets but there are tourist traps as well. The best advice is to book with us and then we’ll give you our latest recommended list..but you have to book first!
- Vegetarian food – lots of excellent salad and vegetable based cous-sous and tajine dishes available