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... in the economy and massive unemployment - and the ignition of the Arab Spring.
Mohammad was careful with his appraisal of the current situation but he was optimistic about the new government, their ongoing social and economic reforms, support for civil liberties and freedom of speech. "It wasn't always like this" he said quietly. "People were afraid to speak out. Life is improving now and foreign investors are returning".
... into mass demonstrations after a young unemployed man Mohamed Bouazizi sets fire to himself after officials stop him selling vegetables in Sidi Bouzid, in central Tunisia. Hundreds of people are killed. Beginning of the widespread "Jasmine Revolution" in Tunisia and the birth of "Arab Spring".
Following continued violent protests, President Ben Ali who after 23 years of power, resigns and goes into exile in Saudi Arabia. A State ...
... and go straight to a restaurant in La Goulette. Only five opting for the meal out [Omar and John, good; Eyesore and S&S, not so], the idea falling through. The 'clock tower' indicated we were close and on time, arriving several minutes later at Hotel Majestic.
Our rooms were delayed 15M, Noubi feeling he had to stress it was not his fault. Everyone was going to Sidi Bin Said said the SS Helen. She's probably going to sample all the cheeseburgers ...
... Bheema! Bheema!"
- - (Donkey! Donkey! Donkey!)
- - And the newest townsperson, me -
- - Maybe the craziest.
- - I wanted to buy a donkey. A female (bheema) was cheaper than a "bheem".
- - But, after waiting a week for the neighboring town's livestock market, I didn't go because it was too early. I hated waking up before sunset.
- - Quirky.
- - I liked the people of Sminja. Almost as much as I liked donkeys.
... waiting in line for a security check. It said something to the effect of we take security seriously. But the last line was "Security with a smile." That cracked me up. Anyway, this is just a little aside to the main posts I will be writing from Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia. Now I am very sleepy and can't wait to get on the plane so I can nap before we get to Baku. ...