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Travel Blogs from Nefta
"Are you a Muslim?"
-----Tunisia's national guard was detaining me for the second time in three days, and I sat inside their office building. They had some questions for me.
-----"No," I answered the first.
-----"Did you go to the mosque this morning?"
-----These guys must've been gathering information on me. "No." I corrected them. "I went to a mosque last night. But, I didn't pray."
-----Hmmm. A guy who goes to the mosque but says ...
... br> -----I left him again, in the afternoon. I wanted to take a long walk in the desert.
-----On my way out of Tozeur, I passed my old camping spot. It'd be nice to have some dates for my walk in the desert, I thought to myself.
-----I laid my kashabiya on the sand and threw rocks at the dates. But, the falling fruit didn't bounce right, and only two or three landed on my robe.
-----Suddenly, I noticed a motorcycle stopped on the other side ...
Thursday 18th April
Another 7am start on our way south through the outskirts of Tunis towards Thuburbo Majus, a small Roman city of about 2000 founded in the 200s AD & still only partially excavated but with baths, a small amphitheatre (stadium) & some temples later converted to churches. The town survived until the Arab invasion in the 700s when it was moved down the hillside closer to ...
I must also mention the lovely family we stayed with in Tunis. They took me and Ben in and treated us like family, really making a difference in our travels-really making us feel like we were at home. Majit and Sim; you're the best! and your food is outstanding! Thank you!!
-Matt and Ben
You may have remembered the Arab Spring which started a year or two ago. It spanned Algeria, ...
Tozeur is a city on the edge of the Sahara desert. It is a small town but walking through the old town is definitely its highlight. Houses in the old time are built in the traditional brick style. The streets are narrow and full of life and, again we temporarily became lost. There are many mosques in the area but typical of Tunisian custom, they are not open to non-muslims. However, the exteriors are ...