Category Morocco

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

Africa Day – Part One

Today is officially Africa Day. According to the South African Government website, “Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU now the AU) from its creation in May 25, 1963 in the fight against colonialism and apartheid, as well as the progress that Africa has made, […]

Marrakech Koutoubia Mosque & Djemaa El Fna

A-Z April Challenge (Cities Visited) – M For Marrakech

Mrs Wilbur and I visited the eclectic Moroccan city in 2005 as part of a mini tour of Morocco. We started and ended in Marrakech with the tour taking us through the Atlas Mountains to get close to the locals, on to Meknes, Volubilis & Fes, before taking a train back down south. Marrakech, Morocco […]

Fes Tanneries, Morocco

Sunday Photo – The Tanneries, Fes, Morocco

I have just watched the BBC programme about city dwelling creatures and they featured one of the most adept species at living off humans – the common pigeon. Unusually they showed pigeons in Fes, where they are very useful as their droppings are used in the leather dying industry that has been practiced there for […]

A-Z April Challenge – Volubilis, Morocco

During an independent tour of Morocco we headed north out of Marrakesh to the cities of Meknes & Fes. The scenic route took us through the Atlas Mountains where we slept in tents and visited waterfalls, raging rivers and colourful markets. En route to the incredible city of Fes, we stopped at the Roman ruins […]

Norwegian Tour 2018 – Part Two, Trondheim to Fauske

In September 1987 & 92 I had taken the train from Oslo to Norway’s former capital and then a further train overnight to the Arctic Circle. With time a bit tighter this time, we flew to Trondheim with Norwegian and unaware that there was now a train from the airport to the centre we took […]

Easter Sunday Photo

Easter was traditionally a time of year that I travelled. With the double bank holiday I was able to take a ten day break and only use up four days of annual leave if combined with weekends. I have done so in the likes of Egypt, India, Morocco, Lebanon & Jordan in addition to plenty of long weekends […]