Snail's Postcard Post

Secondhand Travel

You never know what you’ll find at the thrift store…

IMG_6228My first postcard from the Arab world!IMG_6229

It seems this gate (“bab”) into the city of Fez/Fes was originally commissioned by an 11th century prince, who named it after his eldest son, Foutouh. Apparently destroyed over time, Bab Fetouh seems to have been rebuilt and expanded during the reign of Sultan Moulay Slimane (1792-1822). IMG_6230IMG_6227IMG_6223IMG_6225The Lisu people, I’ve learned, live in the mountains of Myanmar, China, Thailand, and on the Northeast fringe of India. The Lisu speak a Tibetan-Burman derived language and migrated to Northern Thailand in the mid-19th century, where they now number around 55,000.  

If this sparks your interest, you’ll also enjoy the postcard in this post of a related Thai hill tribe, the Akha. (Thanks Toni!)IMG_6226IMG_6231


Budapest. My first postcard from Hungary!


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