A Donkey Parking Lot in Morocco

Are you wondering, what is a donkey parking lot? It’s exactly what it sounds like, it’s where you park your donkey. Really, in the Moroccan town of Rissani, near the Algerian border, people often travel to the weekly market via donkey. For those that do, this donkey lot where they leave their animals tied up with some food and water while they do their shopping.

Donkey Parking Lot

We also saw this donkey tied up “parked” along the side of the road, at a stand selling gourds. Here we had both car and animal parked together. cars and donkeys in morocco
All photos ©Rhonda Albom 2012

We carry the Lonely Planet Morocco guide book.

Have you seen a donkey parking lot before today?

This post submitted for Wordless Wednesday. 


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    • Rhonda says

      You are suppose to find it funny 🙂 I am wondering in which country you live that there would be horse and buggy parking at Walmart.

    • Rhonda says

      Thanks Judy. We just spent the year traveling around the world. Morocco was our last stop and one of my favorites. I live in New Zealand and I don’t think there are any working donkeys here.

  1. says

    Appears all the donkey get along. I wonder what happens if there’s a little disagreement lol.

    Happy WW 🙂

    • Rhonda says

      I guess they would separate them and tie them up at different ends of the donkey lot – just like they keep the Mercedes and Toyotas separate in the car parking lots.

    • Rhonda says

      I thought so too, especially when I was standing there. Right next to it was a lot filled with donkeys for sale – the donkey market. These were the working donkeys the owners were keeping.

    • Rhonda says

      LOL – these are working donkeys. It was market day. There was also an animal market, but these were the donkeys that belonged to the vendors or shoppers. They are not for sale. Glad it made you laugh.

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