Don't go without. Morocco/Spain

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Carol, Sep 26, 2013.

  1. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2007
    Messages:
    10,347
    Likes Received:
    14,771
    Location:
    North Wales.
    What items would you think important just in case you need them when travelling to Morroco etc for 3 to 4 months. add to the list if you think they should not be missed off, I know most things can be bought but not always when you need them, and you may not know what to ask for.

    Eye Wash
    Really good mouth wash
    Lemsip
     
  2. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    7,579
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    er... Eddie ?????????????


    :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. electricscott

    electricscott Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2010
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Newport Pagnell
    I have been told Tea, porridge and bacon. all other things are readily available at Lidles :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 3
  4. Theonlysue

    Theonlysue Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,951
    Likes Received:
    2,820
    Location:
    Essex
    dont go without, Spain, Morocco

    Loo paper for morocco.
    What is over there is very expensive.
    Pick up booze as well. Chocs also dear.
    Usual toiletries, spare purse or wallet to keep small amount of dirhams in case stopped:)
    And bacon
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2013
    • Like Like x 3
  5. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,321
    Likes Received:
    21,593
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Tea and baked beans :thumb:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,131
    Likes Received:
    16,333
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    As Sue says, loo rolls aplenty. They do there ablutions differently without going into to much detail :Blush:.
    Since a friend was bitten by a stray dog and I had to take them to the local doctor for a rabies jab and then being told by the doc that he had the rabies vaccine but no needles and then having to find a chemist to buy the needle then back to the doc for the jab, I have carried needles, just in case. If you are running on odd size tyres its a good idea to carry a spare tyre in a bag on the roof, even if its only a second hand one, as modern tyre sizes have not reached some parts of Morocco yet. A spare fuel filter is also a must as some diesel is not to European standards. Any clothes that dont fit through losing weight :Smile: are always welcome and a good bargaining tool along with any old mobile phones you may have lying around in a drawer.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  7. bryandh

    bryandh Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2011
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    1,390
    Location:
    Malaga, Spain
    After our experience last year, taking a spare habitation water pump. Hell of a job trying to find one in Morocco!

    FB pies? Cannot be had there for love nor money :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Regards, Bryan
     
    • Like Like x 3
  8. ukbill

    ukbill Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2011
    Messages:
    4,897
    Likes Received:
    4,862
    Location:
    benidorm
    me blowup doll for company when linda flies home :Smile:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    you wont need that .i,m sure fatima or bushra will be round . might get a nadia or a sara .
    hee hee .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    chedder cheese .brown sauce,
    lots beer and wine . i mean lots . .
    as in hundreds is good .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  11. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    another good thing to take is gammon joints . i get them in asda or lidl in uk .
    these last for months just in a cool place .if you get the cryovac ones . (wrapped in tight plastic and vacum packed . these you can roast in your oven or slice for steaks .or just cube them and drop in with your vegetables . i take several . the morocans love ham sandwiches .
     
    • Like Like x 1
  12. Philcott

    Philcott Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Messages:
    670
    Likes Received:
    370
    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    What size fridges you people got?:cry: Mine is tiny and I mean tiny! I don't have a hope in hades in putting more than one ham joint in my fridge and if I'm lucky I might fit in some milk, butter and a couple of other items and that's it! Not even room for beer - not that I drink it! :Laughing:
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2013
  13. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    7,579
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    One of the best things we found at Lidl in Algerciras was vaccum packed chickens at about €4.. They have a long life and only need to be kept cool in a locker.. We bought 2 and wished we had taken a dozen.. They were lovely.....
     
  14. jhorsf

    jhorsf Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,157
    Likes Received:
    8,067
    Location:
    DERBYSHIRE
  15. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    hi. bacon and gammon in those tight sealed packs keps in just a cool place .so does chedder cheese . take small packs .i take the mature cheese from asda in 400gr packs . have taken several kilo . about 8 kilo of bacon several gammon jts . store in a cool underseat locker .
    have been away 6 months and still had bacon for breakfast on the last day.
    i used to be a butcher and trained chef in the army . taking and storing food is right up my street .
    believe me i,m known for bacon sarnies after a morning swim ay taghazoute . alibaba grande djalaba with the white house . bacon sarnie for a morocan bread . open all the windows and the smell of it cooking got dribbling lips from all.

    tonka . you get nice fresh killed plucked prepared chicken in most of the villages . watch them kill and do it . then you know its real fresh . but you have the right idea . used to be about 2 quid a chicken in maroc though . and a tray of eggs abot a dirham an egg. for 20 eggs .
     
  16. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,324
    Likes Received:
    7,579
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Irene and the girls went into Tagazoute to get meat for Sue's birthday BBQ.... They did come back with "fresh" chicken and the tales of how they were "despatched" !! :Wink:

    This BL***DY thread has now got me looking at coolboxes, vacum packs, plastic bags etc and it's only September !! 3 months to go..:Rofl1:
     
    • Like Like x 1
  17. MickyP

    MickyP Funster

    Joined:
    May 13, 2012
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Alhama de Murcia, Spain
    For me communication is important with Family etc, but useful in emergency, can the funsters who travelled in 2013 tell me if the Moroccan Telecom Dongle thing (1 Month unlimited) come with a removable sim i can put in my MiFi?
     
  18. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    only 5 weeks for me .
    if the weathers bad in spain we may get across to maroc .
    i,ve been having a break from going . but i must say i read this thread and think i should do it again . i got a bit disillusioned as its changed so much in recent years . i preferred it years ago . must be getting old .ha ha .
    i have been known to help them in the butchers in banana village . then the next day help them in the garage by the bridge .
    in erfoud spent lots time helping in nardines garage . i usually take them tools etc . its a bit like going home really .
    heres nardines garage tea break and hammids house out in the desert where i buy fossils and crystals .
     

    Attached Files:

  19. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    i have never bought a maroc dongle but internet cafes are in every village town etc . very cheap about 1-2 quid for an hour .
    i say just use tx on your mobile .only accept calls if you want to. but honest internet cafes are every where .
     
  20. DiggerJon

    DiggerJon Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2013
    Messages:
    568
    Likes Received:
    4,379
    Location:
    Dorchester, Dorset
    Moroccan essentials

    I found that a 12v/240v cool box was perfect to keep beer cool and keep the fridge for food.

    The SIM in the dongle should work in the mifi, I got one to work in my Hauwei

    http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/gi...i-E5331-MiFi-Connection-Settings/td-p/7553794

    I also found that the garmin sat nav download was worthwhile as I travel on my own and find map reading on the go difficult! The garmin is also useful as mine has an optional speedometer mode which can be set in Kms to help avoid the over zealous Moroccan police!
     
Loading...

Share This Page