Published on May 15th, 2014


Catching Up Series: Morocco 4 of 8

For this edition of the Catching Up: Morocco series, we have a redux of actually “catching up” on photos that I was rarely able to upload from 2009 digitally-challenged Morocco to the travelpod site. My solution was to email the pics to my dear Sis in Oregon, and then she kindly uploaded them to the blog from the U.S.

Date: 26 Septerber 2009
Pecked: (necessarily) by my dear Sis in Oregon whilst little sistah skipped around Morocco
Stray pics from the trip

Uploaded by my sister…….from Coos Bay, Oregon….

* Note from sistah! Pics are terrific…… have fun. We’re waiting to see a pic of you on a camel, or donkey!

(Click on any of the thumbnails to start the slide show…)

Fast-forward 5 years:

What can I say? Sisters are the B.E.S.T. Thanks Gai!

Now what about you? Got any Ack ‘n Grumble stories from the early days when digital juice wasn’t ubiquitous in every corner of the Planet?

About the Author

Off-the-beaten-path travel is my passion,and I’ve always lived life “like-a-kid-in-a-candy-store” – eager to sample as many flavors as I can. Indeed, my life motto has long been: This ain’t a dress rehearsal, folks!

5 Responses to Catching Up Series: Morocco 4 of 8

  1. Steve C says:

    Ah, the digital age. I’m always behind the curve. Just when I think I’ve got it, they change the rules. I get so frustrated sometimes. Then I wait, cool down and find someone to help me. My work around is just go around most of the time. Life is too short to constantly waste time trying to figure out a new digital phenom. Kinda like drinking beer; if it can’t be done with one hand, it just can’t be done.

    It would be one thing if you could just read some simple instructions. But no, they’re usually written by someone that barely speaks English as a second language. If I really wanted to go back to work, I think I could easily get a job translating instructions from a common persons’ common sense point of view. But that’ll never happen! I’m now free and outa-here! Work is in my rear view mirror.

    • Dyanne says:

      Indeed Steve, I think we all have a serious love/hate relationship with technology – shoot, I presently can’t figure out how to switch my flatscreen TV from tv to video – grrrrr!

      So “work” is now in your “rear view mirror”, eh? Good for you – enjoy!

  2. Sue Pearson says:

    I had my laptop, but I didn’t know about Skype in 2006! I do now! (lol, Thank you very much!) Good idea about calling the hotel or place you are going, to get directions! And oh ya, been there done that once, I had called the bank about where I was going, but it didn’t get put into place..Thank goodness I could call the 800 from Mexico!
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  3. Sue Pearson says:

    No digital problems I can remember…but phone, yes! Couldn’t call my bank’s 800 number from a phone booth in Italy, when my credit cards weren’t working.. Found a work around finally and thank goodness my bank covered the 30 some over draft charges that had occurred! And in Mexico, I had to call the airlines with a 3 way call with a friend because they couldn’t hear me and he had to answer all their questions that they were asking me, at .50 a minute! I think it was a $60 phone bill…ACK!!!
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    • Dyanne says:

      Yikes, 30 overdraft charges! Glad you got it straightened out with your bank. Nowadays I use Skype (800 numbers are free!) to advise my Alaska bank of my changing whereabouts. Otherwise there’s a good chance they’ll freeze my account for suspected fraud when an ATM withdrawal (by me!) from say… Mongolia suddenly shows up on my account.

      And a 3 way call – very clever Sue. Come to think of it, I also use a somewhat similar “middleman” solution a lot – with taxi and tuk-tuk drivers that don’t speak any English and/or I’m not sure of the address. I call my hotel or restaurant or wherever I want to go, and let the owner guide my driver to them (in Thai, or whatever).

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