You would’ve never have guessed how easy it was to get to Africa from Europe, and now that you’ve discovered it, let the planning begin. You already know you’re heading to Morocco and what you’re going to do when you get there, Ourika Valley, ride a camel or two, hang out with a Berber family, and maybe even head to the coast. However, what still needs to be figured out is how to get there, and the best way of doing it.
Obviously, flying is the option. So, here’s a few tips on booking that flight over. Make sure to look at every website before thinking you’ve found that jackpot cheap spot! There’s http://www.skyscanner.net, http://www.momondo.com, http://www.kayak.com ,http://www.statravel.com, and http://www.cheaptickets.com. Those are the main bases as I like to call them, all the airlines are posted there. But don’t forget you can even just check http://www.easyjet.com, http://www.ryanair.com, and http://veuling.com as well.
As you’re searching all those sites, there’s just one more thing to consider. It’s the airport. Sure, you’re staying in Rome, Florence, or Paris, but remember there’s multiple airports close to each. Paris itself has 3 different airports. Florence has one, Rome has 2, but Milan is not that far, and it has a few. Pisa has an airport, as well as Venice. Make sure to consider all the possible places to fly out of.
For instance, if you happen to find a great flight out of Milan, and you happen to be in Rome at the moment, fine, book it! Take a late morning train up to Milan, make a day out if it, see the city (especially since you will not need more than a day there), book a hostel for the night, if necessary, and get up in time for that 6am flight.
Remember, “Life is like a book, and those who do not travel, only read one page.” –St. Augustine.
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