Monday, 22 February 2016

ON THE ROAD SURPRISES - Part 3

When it comes to travel surprises some countries offer richer pickings than others. Morocco is a good example of a country that offers a wealth of surprises. During our road trip I was regularly delighted by the unexpected forms of transport sharing the parking facilities.



We stopped for lunch next to this 'parked' camel.


Later we pulled up by this little donkey.







At a fuel stop we found this horse waiting patiently for its owner.











Donkeys were placed in an overflow 'car park' on this football pitch.








And finally....




Well, the sign is clearly marked P for Parking!


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12 comments:

  1. What a great collection of images, Susan. The donkey in the road reminds me of a visit to the New Forest where we came across one of the ponies fast asleep in the middle of the narrow road. OH had to drive slowly and carefully off onto the verge to get past and it still hadn't budged when we looked back.

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  2. Thanks, Ann. Love your New Forest experience!

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  3. I'd want to take the little donkey home with me - but I wouldn't get too close to the camel!
    P.S. I've left a message for you on my blog - hope it helps.

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  4. I know what you mean, Linda. Camels are so huge and can be a bit of a handful. We did a camel safari in the Thar Desert in India and it was quite an experience!
    Thanks for responding to my query on your blog - I'll have a go later. :)

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  5. That first donkey looks pretty scrawny, Susan. Not a bed of roses, I don't expect...

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  6. The donkeys in Morocco are very much working animals, Jo. I do think that poverty affects peoples' perceptions... sentiment has no place. We tried to offer that particular animal a few little titbits but he made it clear he didn't want us to approach him.

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  7. Great images. When I travel it's good to see and experience things which are different from those we see every day at home. I imagine Morocco provides plenty of that.

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  8. Thanks, Patsy. Yes, I loved Morocco because there was such a wealth of different sights and sounds.

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  9. You see such a lot when you're travelling rather than simply holidaying.

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  10. I think it's a mind-set, Lizy. I've been travel writing for quite a few years now and I never really switch off - although I think that's probably a good thing because I'd hate to miss any golden moments due to being 'holiday mode'. :)

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  11. The first two don't look like they were tethered to anything. Was that the case? I'm surprised they didn't wander off.

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  12. Hi Eve, thanks for visiting my blog. You're right about them not being tethered, but they were hobbled. If you look closely you should be able to make out the hobble on the camel's front legs. :)

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