Travel Blogs from Matmata, Tunisia

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Life in the Star Wars hotel, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Life in the Star Wars hotel

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... and in the valley below. Countless hills ripple across the landscape as far as the eye can see. By 1pm I'd arrived in Matmata. The Sidi Driss Hotel opened in 1968 and as it is at the centre of town its extensive network of troglodyte crater ...

Hitting the Sahara - Take II, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Hitting the Sahara - Take II

A travel blog entry by sianeth

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... craters built into the rocky hillside. These formed the "rooves" of the hundreds of troglodyte caves that characterised Matmata. Half of these are still inhabited underground homes, with many more having been converted into hotels and restaurants. Before ...

Dec 13, 2012, Matmatah, Tunisia travel blog

Dec 13, 2012

A travel blog entry by loelai

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Troglodytes and Trains, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Troglodytes and Trains

A travel blog entry by chelsea2008

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(NOTE: I've had WAY less internet access than I thought I would.. haven't been able to transcribe my written journals and post them, but I thought I'd just post the pictures to satisfy you guys for the moment. Keep sending me emails though! I'll send ...

Into the desert!, Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia travel blog

Into the desert!

A travel blog entry by chelsea2008

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(NOTE: I've had WAY less internet access than I thought I would.. haven't been able to transcribe my written journals and post them, but I thought I'd just post the pictures to satisfy you guys for the moment. Keep sending me emails though! I'll send ...

Day 87 - Luke's House, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Day 87 - Luke's House

A travel blog entry by charlesaclark

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... do before I wasted time with my friends.  Old sourpuss.  He'll get his comeuppance. So a little on Tunisia.... First thing I noticed is that is is very French.  The streets are littered with battered old Peugeots and ...

Matmata, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata

A travel blog entry by leandroop

Parada en ...

Dessert, Matmata & little towns around, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Dessert, Matmata & little towns around

A travel blog entry by lisandroni

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Alquilamos un auto.....y nos fuimos a pasear por todos lados... geniallllllllllllllllllllllll. Dormimos en Matmata donde se filmo Star Wars (La guerra de las galaxias) Usamos el auto de colectivo y levantamos a todos los que hacian dedo por el ...

The Sahara, Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia travel blog

The Sahara

A travel blog entry by willietanner

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Having secured out trek to the Sahara south of Tozeur, we woke up early in order to buy provisions for the long drive into the desert. Our destination, Ksar Ghilane is about 100km into the Sahara and, it being summer, we expected that vast amounts of ...

Matmata Star Wars and Dirt Wars, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata Star Wars and Dirt Wars

A travel blog entry by mikeandfi

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... hotbed and centre of rural wifeswapping. (It was in an Auckland magazine so it must be true)  No wife swapping in Matmata thats for sure, They seem to keep them. Some have up to three wives. Yeah gods, imagine paying for three divorces if it ...

Ksar Guilane - Sahara Dessert, Ksar Ghilane, Tunisia travel blog

Ksar Guilane - Sahara Dessert

A travel blog entry by lisandroni

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Pese a todos los pronosticos nos adentramos en el desierto con la peugeot partner.... habia solo arena y mas arena. Cuando llegamos a Ksar Ghilane (un oasis de pelicula) le tuvimos que ceder el volante a un beduino que se bajo del camello para domar las ...

Star Wars, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Star Wars

A travel blog entry by willietanner

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... Alot of the original 1977 Star Wars was filmed in Tunisia (Luke was from the desert planet Tataooine, named after a town in Southern Tunisia) and some of the crappy later movies were too but I can't be bothered to remember or mention them. Though often ...

a casa di Luke, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

a casa di Luke

A travel blog entry by cavallette

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... (aaargh... volevo la foto con il cartello)... però oggi siamo andati a vedere nientemeno che la casa di Luke Skywalker!! Siamo a Matmata, paese famoso per le case troglodite che quel genio di George Lucas ha scoperto chissà come 30 anni fa, e ne è ...

Sand in your ..., Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Sand in your ...

A travel blog entry by dgk

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Well what a day.  We drove in 4x4 to an oasis in the Sahara.  Arrived in time to swim in the hot spring which was actually cooler than the air temp.  At dusk we went on a camal trek into the dunes.  K was terrified for about 10 mins ...

Matmata, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata

A travel blog entry by mimiama

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mala berberska ...

Leaving Libya, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Leaving Libya

A travel blog entry by grahamandsarah

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... desert country one day…. Today, as we write this, we are sitting on the truck at the border waiting to cross in to Tunisia.  We’ve been nine hours so far, and at the moment both the keys to the truck and everyone’s passports have ...

Matmata, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata

A travel blog entry by surledep

Matmata ...

Matmata Tunisia, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata Tunisia

A travel blog entry by biddy_travel

After 2 hours crossing the Libyan border (corrupt official wanted money and refused to process our passports) drove to Matmata and stayed overnight. Started the day at Matmata in the hotel Sidi Driss, set of star wars.  Then visited a berber family ...

THE FERRY FOR ATMOSPHERE, NOT EFFICIENCY, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

THE FERRY FOR ATMOSPHERE, NOT EFFICIENCY

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... toward Matmata. A few gasps at a 0730 departure; deal with it. Some locals are having evening picnics. We reached Matmata just before 1800, heading through town to a troglodyte house for a look at life underground. The older couple were entertaining. We ...

Troglodyte Tales, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Troglodyte Tales

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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... we drive to a cave hotel for lunch. Hôtel Sidi Driss Built in a time long ago…in a place far away! Well, Matmata actually, the Hôtel Sidi Driss is a traditional Berber troglodyte dwelling which is believed to be a couple of centuries old. It ...

Jul 05, 2008, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Jul 05, 2008

A travel blog entry by belgradegirl

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Underground home - troglodyte home, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Underground home - troglodyte home

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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... den sidste dag i året...  The 200km from Tozeur to Sahari safari town of Douz to the underground troglodyte home Matmata goes through the salt lake Chott el-Jerid. Farewell to the mountain landscape with palm groves and welcome to an ...

map pin only, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

map pin only

A travel blog entry by pinkkaz

Map ...

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away

A travel blog entry by choy

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... to take the detour through Tatouine. We got our fill of Star Wars at this place and took out the direction to Djerba. Tunisia was clearly a richer country. The stores actually had a selection of each item and the cars were mostly new and of more ...

Matmata, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata

A travel blog entry by frankie2102

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On route to Matmata we pass miles upon miles of olive groves. There are over 55,000,000 olive trees in Tunisia!   I got the chance to grind some flour at the Troglodyte dwelling - amazing.   The cave houses are quite spectacular. ...

Heading off towards the Sahara, El Djem, Tunisia travel blog

Heading off towards the Sahara

A travel blog entry by rosebellken

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... colleseum in the world Called El Djem. Its where they filmed recent Gladiator movie. Then we headed off to the region of Matmata. We visited a troglodyte house (Man made caves in the 'Stony Desert') People dwell here all year round. This region is where ...

Land of Desert, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Land of Desert

A travel blog entry by aprilrain

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... I wanted to .... going all over the world to explore all corners, understanding how people's lives and their cutures... Although its winter, Tunisia is blessed with blue skies! And its only here that I discovered the most beautiful dusk and sunsets! ...

Outskirts of Sahara, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Outskirts of Sahara

A travel blog entry by dgk

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Imagine...they have internet in the Sahara. Currently we are sleeping in a cave or old berber house as it is locally known.  K is in heaven of course.  I will attempt to upload pics soon.  Off to Sahara proper tomorrow. It is f...ing hot. ...

Beduins, Douz and Max, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Beduins, Douz and Max

A travel blog entry by jorunn.bush

Found two beduin brothers, one very proud camel called Max (proud we suspect because he was white. We tried to tell him that was not exactly pc.). The beduin brothers baked bread in the sand, made wonderful food for us, tried to distract us from the ...

Matmata, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Matmata

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Visite de Matmata, ou on voit un bebe dromadaire que Karine nourrit au biberon.. Visite des maisons troglodhites... ...

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