Some fresh produce. Every day, locals bring their goods, including fruits, vegetables, fish, chickens, and eggs to the market. Check with your guide first to confirm that what you’re buying won’t make you sick—sometimes the water the food is rinsed in has not been purified.
Couscous. Served with meat (typically chicken), this grain is very popular in the country and is probably Morocco’s most famous dish.
Spices. Moroccans use saffron, mint, and other spices in almost all meals.
Green tea with mint. This is by far the most popular drink in Morocco and typically served with meals. The tea leaves make a great souvenir, but be sure to keep the tea in your checked bag; the green leaves can look a little suspicious to airport security!
A demonstration from a local medicine man about home remedies. You can buy items that serve purposes from perfume to cures for hangovers. You can also buy spices for a great price.
A traditional dance. Dancers move to the music of classical double-clarinets, called Maqrums, that make the hypnotic sound of snake charmers.
Talk with a local about Moroccan traditions. You’ll be fascinated by the rich culture and traditions of the people.
Go with a translator. Arabic is not one of those languages that is easy to understand for English speakers, and cities like Tetouan do not really cater to tourists, so be sure to hire a guide who is bilingual to help you navigate the towns.
Buy some souvenirs. Morocco is one of the largest exporters of fine tapestries and handmade rugs, but they are not cheap! If you plan on buying one, you may also need to pay for another plane ticket home! Some of the rugs can range in sizes up to 20 or 30 feet in length.
Be open-minded about another culture. Morocco is a little off-the-beaten-path for many students and can bring somewhat of a culture shock—the people follow a strict religious code and women cover their heads. Their traditional customs are somewhat similar to many Middle Eastern countries.