Tag Archives: 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 […]

Jordan, Wadi Rum, Camels

Carry On, Follow That Camel!

Camels of the Middle East, Africa & Central Asia The unusual title for my blog post is actually the title of one of my favourite films in the long running series of comedic ‘Carry On’ films that became a much loved staple of UK cinema in the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s. This one had our […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sunday Photo – 12

Mrs Wilbur & I visited Morocco in 2005 and as part of the trip found ourselves in Fes. One of the most remarkable sights there is the ancient tannery where men stand in vats of dye all day to colour hides of leather to be made into clothing & footwear. Work is arduous and cannot […]

Kids of the World

One of the great pleasures of travelling away from the Western European culture is to see how kids in (financially) poorer countries enjoy their simple lifestyle. No computers, no electronic games, no burger chains, no fizzy drinks, no gimme gimme gimme attitude, no stress. Here are a few shots taken of kids on my travels […]