This news is heartbreaking and I have nothing but absolute sorrow for the families of these women. Please know that this incident is virtually unheard of in Morocco. Police and local authorities have acted quickly and swiftly to catch the perpetrators and so far believe it to be an isolated incident. It can seem really intimidating to visit a Muslim country for those who have never been before. Tales of female travelers to Morocco are in English literature from the beginning of the 20th century Edith Wharton anyone? There are millions of tourists that visit every year and yes, that means many of them are women. Morocco is as safe for a woman to visit as any other country. There are some general precautions to keep in mind but if you traveled anywhere in the world you will be facing similar issues. Every day thousands of women visit and millions more live here. Traveling in Morocco as a woman is not a new thing.
On the lookout for a hammam in Fes, Morocco
What Is a Moroccan Hammam Spa?
The dust swirls, visible to the naked eye, tangible, practically edible. Like the heat. Like the city, which sits stoically in the middle of the country in a climatic fishbowl suffering sweltering summers and freezing winters. Winter arrives abruptly, leaving you changing your t-shirt for a fleece and glaring at the tiles on the floor that you gazed at so adoringly in spring and summer. It tries hard to be the West, but this is certainly no New York. The western tinge is superficial. Go behind any of the elegant modern facades and you will find segregated eating patterns with men and women in different rooms.
Similar to a Turkish bath , a public hammam is a steam room where people go to clean themselves. This is usually a weekly ritual and is considered a social activity in villages and towns, with men, women, and children all participating. Baths are separated by gender and many people will spend hours here chatting with friends. A Moroccan hammam spa at a hotel would be much different. Here are all the dirty details of my experience.