In between study periods at the Danish university I attended, my fellow female adventurer (Mel) and I went off to Morocco for a short holiday. Flights were cheap on Ryanair, and we needed a break from the winter. We arrived into Fez and were soon whisked off to what would be one of the more surreal adventures of our lives.
Joining us on our adventure were two other Australians who we met in the airport while trying to negotiate a taxi and who ended up staying with us for the rest of the trip.
This photo will be easily recognized by other visitors of Moroccan cities. It is hot on the tourist trail and every guide will take you there. It is the tanneries. Tanning is the process of making leather, which does not easily decompose, from the skins of animals, which do. Traditionally, tanning used tannin, an acidic chemical compound. Colouring may occur during tanning.
The tanneries are famous for their overpowering smell, but we seemed to be lucky on the day of our visit as the smell was not too bad.
Taken with Olympus IR-500