Friday, February 22, 2019

10 Things to Know Before Going to Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh is a place that travelers either love or hate. visit morocco , But it’s also one of these places where you need to adjust your expectations accordingly and be prepared that it’s a place like no other. I love Marrakesh. In fact, I’ve been back to Marrakesh already since my first visit and I still feel like I need to come back to experience even more of it.

Read my tips and things to do before heading to Marrakesh to avoid disappointments. I hope you’ll fall in love with the city as much as I did. Even if you just have a weekend in Marrakesh.
Marrakesh Travel Guide: What to Know Not to Get Disappointed
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1. Don’t trust any weather forecasts

Be prepared for both extremely hot and quite cold weather conditions.

Before coming to Marrakesh I triple checked the weather forecast and it indicated 18-25 degrees all the time. I’m glad I took a coat before leaving home because it turned out it was freezing in Marrakesh – while funnily enough my phone still indicated 20 degrees. I swear it was no more than 7 Celsius.1238803_10203234923616339_1430918242_n

2. Prepare to get lost no matter what

In Marrakesh you have to forget about maps. They simply don’t work in here, especially in the Medina when streets reminded me a lot of Italian ones, however way busier and more complicated. Even Google Maps gets lost all the time, Morocco tours , so try to remember your walk back to your riad or hotel.
3. Marrakesh is safe for female travelers if you take precautions

I read a lot of female blogs described how they were harassed by locals. I haven’t experienced such treatment, either on my first or second visit. In fact, I find Mexico being more annoying and since I’ve lived in Mexico one can assume that it isn’t so bad.

Locals in Morocco were all really friendly to me. Sure, one or two people were annoying vendors, but I quickly replied to them in French that they should behave and I’m not buying anything, and they stopped.marrakesh medina

4. Remember that a word means a lot in Marrakesh

Speaking of locals and their friendliness, there is one thing that changes a lot in Marrakesh – the meaning of the promise. On the main square – Djemaa El Fna, there are plenty of different stalls selling food, dried fruits, and nuts, souvenirs etc. When I went to get some of the dates and almonds with a girl from a hostel the guy lowered a price for us after we promised we’d come back the next day.

READ MORE: morocco travel tours from marrakech

At first, I didn’t honestly believe that, but I went back there the next day. I literally got four times more for maybe 20% of the original price. The guy told me that many tourists lie in order to get a good price, but if he sees good in people who are honest he doesn’t mind giving them as much as he can.

5. Prepare to argue with taxi drivers

Unfortunately, there are many taxi scams in Marrakesh. One of the most common places people are scammed is at the airport where is should cost you around 50-70 dirhams to get to the medina, but drivers won’t take you for less than 350. I’m honestly not surprised they do that as I’ve seen many tourists agreeing to that price.

Unless you argue, you won’t be able to pay a normal price. One time it didn’t work for me, another I lowered the price to 100 dirhams which was still too much, but at least I didn’t get totally scammed.

6. You can book luxurious accommodation for cheap

There are plenty of hostels & luxurious riads in Marrakesh and they’re all very cheap. During my first visit, I stayed in a hostel for $5 per night – Waka Waka, which turned out to be way more than I could have asked for this price. Upon arrival at my hotel, I was immediately served some local mint tea and a big plate of cookies.

On my second visit with my husband, I stayed in a gorgeous riad for just $100 per night – Riad Palais Sebban. I’m not much into hotels, but this one was one of a kind.
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Riad Palais Sebban

7. Be prepared for craziness at Jamaa el Fna Square

Jamaa el Fna – main square in Marrakesh, is absolutely crazy. People are going to try to make you buy things and make you pay for taking photos of them. They might put snakes, monkeys and everything else they can find, on your shoulders.

But don’t let this discourage you from enjoying the square. I absolutely loved the food stalls there and would surely recommend them to any visitor.

8. There are two different Sahara trips – don’t be fooled by vendors

During my first visit to Morocco, I got totally screwed by a local tour operator. There was no much written about Morocco online back then, but these days you’re lucky that the research has been done for you. You might be told that you can pick a 2 or 3-day trip to the desert and they’re the same, just one is longer. They’re NOT THE SAME!

While both tours stop in Ouerzazate on the first day that’s the end of similarities. The 2-day tour goes to Zagora which I don’t really recommend. The 3-day tour goes to Merzouga, further away but worth it for the sand dune experience.

This is Merzouga, not Zagora
READ MORE: Zagora vs Merzouga – How to Choose a Desert Trip

9. Under ANY circumstances don’t bring traveler cheques

In Morocco, it’s impossible to exchange traveler cheque. In the whole Marrakesh, there is only ONE guy in a small exchange store that exchanges them. To avoid troubles simply don’t take any as the whole hostel had to help out some guy who didn’t bring any cash with him.
Unless you meet some amazing people that can lend you some cash you'd be screwed with travelers checks ;)

Unless you meet amazing people that can lend you some cash you’d be screwed with traveler’s checks.

10. Take a cab if you want to see Bahia Palace

You’re going to laugh at me, but after visiting Marrakesh twice I still haven’t been to Bahia Palace as I can never find it. The streets around it are confused and empty, so it’s not a nice place to walk around. Take a taxi there and don’t trust Google Maps in my experience.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

How to Take a Sahara Desert Tour in Morocco (The Right Way)

How to Take a Sahara Desert Tour in Morocco (The Right Way)

Let me preface this post about our  Morocco Trip Sahara  Desert tour in Morocco by saying that I despise signing my life away to anyone else managing my time for more than a few hours.

As a child, this meant that I hated summer camp with the passion of a thousand fiery suns, and only made it through a couple of them (despite growing up to love most of the actual activities that campers participate in).

As an adult, it means that I am deeply suspicious of organized group tours and generally avoid being part of them at all costs.

So, when I say that Jeremy and I found that the final night of our 3 day/2 night Sahara Desert tour in Morocco to be the most rewarding thing that we did in the country–I really, really mean it.

Sahara Desert Tour Marrakech, Morocco

Erg Chebbi, the giant dune that most tourists seek out when trekking to the Sahara in Morocco, is one of the most remarkable things I have ever seen. Trip sahara The complete silence that greets you in the desert, and the way you can truly lose yourself in sand that stretches as far as the eye can see, is incredible.

The sand in the Sahara Desert is the that softest I have found–no beach or desert that I have ever been to before can compare: this was akin to sitting on velvet, or running your hands through water. It is so soft.

And, the stars–don’t get me started on the stars. I have been to some fairly remote places, but the Sahara Desert is about as dark as it gets: when the sun went down, the sky utterly erupted with more stars than I thought it could hold, complete with a crystal-clear view of the milky way.

To add to the ambiance, we trekked to our campsite by camel at sunset, and then out again at sunrise. It sounds romantic to do it that way (and it was)–but really, I’m pretty sure the sunset/sunrise schedule has more to do with shielding the tourists from the heat than anything else.

Sahara Desert Tour Marrakech, Morocco

Either way, though, the camels definitely added to the atmosphere.

Initially, I was a bit disappointed that our 3 day tour only included one to two hours of camel ride, but I quickly got over it–first, because as it turns out that was one to two hours each way, and second, because the similarities between camel riding and horseback riding are somewhat limited. I was so sore by the end of the second ride that I couldn’t wait to dismount. About half our group abandoned the camels entirely on the way back and chose to walk alongside them instead.

    The camels of the Sahara Desert in Morocco have one hump instead of two, and are therefore technically “dromedaries”, or “Arabian camels”. Everyone in Morocco just called them “camels”, though, either for the tourist’s benefit or otherwise, so I’m going to stick to that for simplicity here.

Due to a combination of refusing to close our eyes and stop watching the stars, and being roused at the literal crack of dawn to jump on our camels again and leave (I think it was less than 10 minutes from opening my eyes to sitting on the camel–the Berber boys running this show were incredibly efficient), we barely slept–but it was so worth it.

Sahara Desert Tour Marrakech, Morocco

Raving about the desert seems to be a pretty consistent reaction among people who have been there–I really can’t speak highly enough about being consumed by a very different kind of nature than most of us are used to, and I will forever nag anyone who is headed to Morocco to be sure to add a night in the desert (preferably by camel–you can go by 4-wheeler, by unless you have a physical limitation, I don’t recommend it) to their itinerary.

… Which begs the question: how should you get out there? We did a multi-day Sahara Desert Tour in Morocco, but while you certainly need to hire a trekking company to head into the desert for the night, it is possible to get yourself to Merzouga (the “entrance point” to the desert) and find a company there, rather than signing your life away for multiple days.

The right answer, I believe, depends fully on your travel style, experience, and expectations.

Based on our experience, here are the pros and cons of using a multi-day tour to visit the Sahara Desert in Morocco.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

How to Download Facebook Videos Without Special Software

Ever wanted to download a Facebook video, but couldn't figure out how?

It's actually not that hard.

Why would you want to a download facebook videos online?

Here are 3 possible reasons:

1. You uploaded via Instagram

You created a video on Instagram and pushed it to your Facebook Page (excellent way to get big reach, btw!).

Now you want to use the video on YouTube, Vimeo or your own site.

2. You uploaded via a gaming console

My 10 year old son wants to be one of those gamer kids on his YouTube channel.

His PS4 console has the option to record the video game -- but then only allows him to post it to Facebook, not YouTube.

Not good.

3. You created a Live video on a private Facebook Group

If you have a private Facebook Group and you're actively going Live, you might want to share that content in other locations.

Now you can!

So, how do you Facebook Video Downloader file so you can upload it to other places? I'll show you below.

How to Download Facebook Videos Without Special Software

This ninja trick shows you how to extract an MP4 file of your video from Facebook.

No fancy software required!

Below are the steps involved to download any Facebook video from a Page, Profile or Group!

Download From a Facebook Page

Step 1: Go to Page

Go to the page that posted the video.

Then click the "Video" tab on the left hand side.

Step 2: Find the Video

If you don't have a direct link to the video, search for it in the Video tab. Once you find the video you want to download, click on it to open it.

Once you do that, you'll see the date/time stamp.

Right click on that and copy the link.

Step 3: Download the Video

You have several options when you're ready to download any video from Facebook. Which version you choose is dependent on a couple of things:

    Is it on a Page, Profile or Group?
    Is it Public or Private?

For example, let's say you manage a Private Facebook Group and want to download your latest Facebook Live video.

You might think you wouldn't be able to download from a private group, right? WRONG!

You can. 😀

Below are a few options to download the full (high resolution) Facebook video file ، How to Download Facebook Videos .

1. Use an Online Website or Extension

There are many online websites that allow you to download a Facebook video without 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

شركة نظافة بجدة بالضمان

شركة نظافة بجدة بالضمان

شركة نظافة بجدة بالضمان

من الامور الهامة لكل بيت سعودي يبحث عن الرقي و الجمال النظافة فالنظافة من الايمان و العيش في بيت او منزل نظيف من الأمور التي أوصانا بها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وكذلك فالنظافة تحمي أفراد الأسرة من الأمراض و الحشرات و الروائح الكريهة لذلك فالبحث عن شركة نظافة بجدة من الضروريات لكل ربة اسرة لا تستطيع ان تقوم بأعمال التنظيف وحدها ونحن نهنا ن ضع بين ايديكي سيدتي افضل شركة نظافة بجدة و شركة تنظيف بجدة - شركة تنظيف شقق بجدة - شركة تنظيف فلل بجدة فكل ما تبحثين عنه تجدينه بإذن الله لدينا .

الخدمات التي تقدمها شركة نظافة بجدة

  • تنظيف جميع أنحاء منزلك
  • تقدم شركة تنظيف بجدة نظافة لجميع انحاء منزلك من ارضيات واسقف وجوانب ونوافذ 
  • تنظيف جميع غرف المنزل 
  • نقوم بتنظيف جميع الغرف و الأركان في منزلك باستخدام افضل اجهزة شفط الاتربة و غسيل الحوائط و الارضيات\
  • نظيف النوافذ و الأبواب 
  • نقوم ايضا بتنظيف جميع نوافذ المنزل وتنظيف الزجاج وتلميعه وازالة جميع الاتربة و الغبار من عليه 
  • جلي وتلميع ارضيات المنزل و درج السلم 
  • نقدم ايضا خدمة جلى الأرضيات العادية و الرخامية و تلميعها و تنظيف درج المنزل وتلميعه 
  • تنظيف المنازل الجديدة و الشقق الجديدة و الفلل الجديدة

نقدم لكي سيدتي خدمة تنظيف المنازل الجديدة بعد التشطيب لإزلة البويات و الشوائب بعد انتهاء التشطيب وتسليمك منزل جميل نظيف يليق بكي

افضل شركة نظافة بجدة بأرخص الاسعار

تعتبر شركة نظافة بجدة من ارخص شركات التنظيف بجدة فنحن لا نطلب الكثير بل نطلب المقابل المعقول لسعر الخدمة التي تقدمها شركة تنظيف بجدة محترمة تلبي جميع احتياجات التنظيف التي يطلبها العميل عندما يحتاج الي شركة نظافة بجدة او يبحث عن شركة تنظيف بجدة لشقته او فلته او مسكنة او منزلة

شركة نظافة منازل بجدة بالضمان

نقدم لعملائنا الكرام بإذن الله ضمان ضد العيوب بسبب أعمال التنظيف التي نقدمها في حال حدث اي شئ خارج عن إرادتنا مثل حدوث كسر او عيوب في بويات الحوائط فنحن نقدم لك ضمان ضد أي حوادث تحدث في منزلك نتيجة لعملنا فنحن نقوم بإصلاحه فورا وبدون اي تردد فنحن كل ما يهمنا رضاء و راحة العميل
موقع أراتيمز هو موقع عربي شبابي منوع

موقع أراتيمز هو موقع عربي شبابي منوع

أراتيمز هو موقع عربي شبابي منوع, يعنى بالدرجة الأولى بالمواضيع التقنية و آخر أخبار التكنولوجيا حول العالم , كما يفرد الموقع قسم خاص للأفلام والمسلسلات الأجنبية و قسم خاص أيضاً بالعمل والدراسة في ألمانيا.

ستجد على موقع أراتيمز باقة منوعة من الاخبار التقنية و العلمية والمقالات و المواضيع التي تهم الشباب العربي بشكل خاص و منها على سبيل المثال لا الحصر , برامج وتطبيقات الاندرويد , العاب الفيديو , نصائح حول أفضل الأفلام والمسلسلات الأجنبية , وغيرها الكيثير من المواضيع المنوعة.

يحاول موقع أراتيمز التوجه الى المستخدم العربي الشاب بشكل شخصي , والسعي للاجابة على الاسئلة التي تراوده بطريقة مبسطة وممتعة بنفس الوقت.

ونقدم لكم في الموقع

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

What’s the difference between Bitcoin-Qt and Bitcoind?

What’s the difference between Bitcoin-Qt and Bitcoind?

To get a satisfying solution regarding this incredible question, first of all, you must have a comprehensive idea on Bitcoin-Qt and Bitcoind entirely. bitcoind download ,According to my core observation, bitcoind is a program that implements the Bitcoin protocol for remote procedure call use which is also the second Bitcoin client in the network's history. On the contrary, Bitcoin-Qt or Bitcoin core is programmed to decide which blockchain contains valid transactions. The users of Bitcoin Core only accept transactions for that blockchain, making it the Bitcoin blockchain that everyone else wants to use eagerly. Here I will depict some incredible differences between bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt.

According to the online economist, bitcoin-qt is just a GUI version of bitcoind - which was the original 'client' or 'node'. Downloading a blockchain with Bitcoin-Qt or bitcoin core are more safe, bitcoind github  , stable and genuine.

The most remarkable fact is that there have no major differences between Bitcoind and Bitcoin-Qt. bitcoind docker , So one can easily take part in Bitcoin investment more reliably.

Bitcoind is the software of the node of the bitcoin network. It is the most wide spread implementation of the protocol by far.

It’s main functions are:
  1. Receiving validating and relying transactions
  2. Accept or reject new blocks into its copy of the blockchain
  3. distributing its copy of transactions and blocks to other peers on request

It may or my not contain wallet functionality usable from the command line.

In Bitcoin-qt there is a bitcoind embedded in the program and a GUI interface serving mainly the wallet functionalities. There is an on going effort to separate the GUI from the back end but is very delicate and we will have to wait to have a Bitcoin-qt connecting to an external bitcoind.