Hi again, everyone. I couldn’t resist a second entry for Jake’s Sunday Post theme, “Work.” My first entry, earlier in the week, was a bit sombre, dealing with the plight of workers who have to travel to work in less than safe conditions. Here is are some pics of both people and animals, busy working away, whilst I was enjoying my holiday.
Firstly we have the Chinese meat delivery in Xian. I had to ask myself how hygienic this method of transport was, considering that ours gets delivered in refrigerated trucks, and this was open to the heat of the midday sun, as well as the flies which abounded there. Much of the goods transport here was done by bicycle. Those delivery workers must have very strong calf muscles.
This second pic was taken in the Medina at Fez in Morocco. This poor donkey was certainly heavily laden, and even had his diaper in place so as not to soil the walkway for us pedestrians. He and his owner were taking these boxes of Nivea cream to be sold at the market.
Here is my taxi ride to the restaurant one evening in Marrakech. We were taken through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage to Djemaa el Fna Square, which was full of snake-charmers, palm readers and endless market stalls. I have to say that it was a bit smelly along the route, as many horses had been there before us. The traditional Moroccan dinner was wonderful though.
Here out in the Atlas Mountain town of Oureka, we saw this Moroccan equivalent of the tandem, except that these passengers are sitting side-saddle. This donkey taxi had a double fare, and looked like he wasn’t too happy to have to work so hard.
Here’s wishing you all a very pleasant and enjoyable weekend.
Great pictures and I love Marrakech and ‘La Place’
Thanks, Gilly. It was a great place to visit. So different.
the donkeys make a lot of work there (and the bicycles)
– once I rode on a donkey’s back in Greece –
I’ll never forget!
Oh yes, that’s for sure. I also rode on a donkey in Greece, maybe even the same one that you did. It was in Santorini, and once I was on the donkey and had paid my money, the minder just disappeared so that when I reached the top of the hill, I had no-one to help me dismount. It was quite scary. 😉
oh, the donkeys …
Hard-working donkeys though. 😉
Your blog is really cool! I especially love the Machu Picchu scene behind! I went there with my dad in 2000 and we loved the hike! 🙂
Thanks so much. I so enjoyed my trip to MachU Picchu. I didn’t hike like you did. Well done to you. Here is the link to my post I wrote about the background pic. 😉 https://adinparadise.wordpress.com/2012/04/19/awesome-machu-picchu-the-story-behind-my-background-pic/
Great post my friend very nice to see busy people ,Nice work 🙂
Thanks, Jake. Love your themes. 😉