My curiousity was peaked so I looked up some information about the Barbary apes . . . pretty neat stuff . . . and they seem prety darn cute. Interesting note about Churchill importing additional monkeys during WW II when the population dwindled down to seven.
All this monkey talk I've been waiting for someone to ask about a picture of the big ape. :D
Glad you're having a good trip, Bruce. We are back and had a good time on ours.
We got back from Athens yesterday. I think I inducted a new cacher, after 5 or 6 finds, he's hooked, asking about GPS recommendations :)
The history in Athens is increadible. Some of the things we were viewing were 40 centuries old! Took many pictures and did a little caching too. I'll have some pics after I get home.
Sheesh Just got back from a weekend in Tangier, Morocco! The souk, the casbah, the beautiful girls covered from head to foot... LOL!
Big disappointment in caching, though. We had to log a DNF for the only cache in the area. Established in February, the only other log was a DNF in April. So much for adding another country and another continent to our caching list!
But it also might turn out to be an EXPENSIVE caching trip. The local currency is the Moroccan dirham. You cannot import or export the dirham to or from Morocco. I tried to convert my remaining currency before leaving the hotel, but was told, "no, there are 3 banks at the ferry terminal that are open all day". So we got off the tour bus, followed the crowd (mostly Spaniards, who I expected would also have to convert money), and went through passport control expecting to find 3 banks in the waiting area. Wrong assumption. So I now have $80 worth of Moroccan Dirhams that I can't get rid of. Sheesh!
Reminder to all: when you take the weekend "all included" tour, don't elect the cheapest hotel. You get what you pay for! LOL!
I'll probably say more about Morocco later...