Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:11 pm Post subject: Driving to moroco
hello every1,a quik question.i'm planning to go home 2casa driving from london
any tips?is it easy?does it make a difference to drive with the s.weel on the right side over ther?
im a 1st timer
thankx 2 every 1
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:00 pm Post subject: Re: Driving to moroco
I havent driven in morocco with RH cars but i have driven with normal ones every time i go there for holidays ...the big prob i find is dealing with corrupted police ..and my advicee is to stick to your ground but keep lot of a change at hand..as a last resort...
with regard to being on the right seat, i guess it ll be most tricky when you overtaking or trying to pull out. ..
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:28 pm Post subject: Re: Driving to moroco
My advice is plan your route, take regular breaks for you and the car, stick to the motorways, you'll pay but it's safer. When you do stop, stop where there are other people, not on your own. If you have kids, provide them with something to keep them occupied and not bored.
As has been said, driving on the different side is ok, just have to be more careful when overtaking. You're ok in France, but spanish drivers tend to be a bit more 'adventurous' with their driving.
Some people book the spanish ferry crossing in advance, we never have and have always booked when we gott there, but find out which route is best for you and the cost so you have the right amount. I always take a credit card just in case of any unforseen expenditure or losing our money. Make sure you have a green card insurance for the car which applies in Maroc, most green cards will cover you for Europe. You might want to consider AA 5 star europe which will only cover you in Europe and not in Maroc. Travel insurance, Make sure you have an EHIC - european health insurance card - it's free.
Make a note of key numbers, ie passports (will be much easier to get temp travel docs in case of loss etc), travel insurance
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:40 pm Post subject: Re: Driving to moroco
First and foremost, made du3a to Allah to make this trip easy on you and your companions. You can have all the insurance you want, you can prepare all you want, but if you forget to ask Allah, it might be hard. Only Allah can make things easy and smooth, so do ask him and inshaAllah your du3a will be accepted.
Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:18 pm Post subject: Re: Driving to moroco
Zinnia, ask away and we will help as much as we can
best crossing to France - given that you're from London, dover - calais would probably be your best bit, but please Londoners, correct me if I'm wrong. Means a little more driving once on French soil, but it's a quick crossing.
Just trying to think back to the last time we went by car. We actually went via the Channel Tunnel which was very quick about 30-35 mins and was quite cheap. We caught the 10pm ish crossing. We took advantage of driving by night through France as it was a lot cooler and the roads were light on traffic. France should take you about 8 hours and Spain about 14 hours (I think from memory). But that's driving like the clappers but we always stopped for quite some time aswell and I helped out with the driving.
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Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:03 pm Post subject: Re: Driving to moroco
You have to drive for almost 24 hours non stop from calais starting at 1AM to start a good trip.
After one night 'Nuit blanche" , you can reach Spain around 10 AM.
1 AM Calais
10 AM Spain
9 PM 200km far way from madrid
1 PM Tarifa
5 PM Tanger
Ferry time and price from tarifa to tanger are here
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