A day out in Mouley Idris with a donkey ride to Volubis….to be cont….

It was an early morning taxi ride away from our temporary home in Sefrou. The highways well signposted and surfaced. We headed towards Fez and then moved southwest …rolling country, the edges of the highways dotted with small flocks of sheep and goats always with a goatherd and a dog. A few hours saw us into slighly steeper more rugged country with Mouley Idris kind of like a gate way down onto a large plain.

Our wonderful guide…..who walked us up and down through this beautiful town pointing out places of interest and historical significance.

We arrive at where we will clamber aboard our donkeys to be lead down to Volubis…..unbeknownst to us, it was going to be a long and strenuous ride!

Ready to go…..


A few weeks past we were heading out to Erg Jebbi , a huge dune system that is part if the Sahara desert in Morocco. We were travelling through the Atlas mountains….spectacular ! When suddenly, it seemed, we were engulfed in a white snowy envelop…. which ever way you looked there was snow…

Oh yes and macaque monkeys.

Through the car window….

(Taken with samsung 7)