New Realities of Visiting Morocco?
My wife and I will be visiting Morocco this spring with friends. We have always heard of the country and its people as being very friendly, and we are anxious to meet people there, enjoy the wonderful cuisine, and experience the cities and landscape. However, with the new U.S. administration's recent immigration policies, we anticipate that Americans may not be seen in as good a light as in the past. Arthur Frommer's column in our local paper this week (Feb. 12, 2017: "Consequences to Follow Travel Ban") certainly suggests that this may be so. My question is, how can we present ourselves when visiting Morocco (and by extension, other countries not favorably inclined to U.S. policies) as not being of the same mindset as our government? It doesn't seem right to deny, disavow or hide our American citizenship, but neither does it seem prudent to seek to actively engage others on this subject. The four of us will be traveling as part of a larger group, and not all of the group may share our outlook. How much should we reflect our individual attitudes or project a group identity? Any thoughts from experienced travelers would be welcome.