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Travel Blogs from Nefta
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 ...
Our day of adventures in Tozeur begins with a short walk to the nearby museum of folk arts and traditions, where we see depictions of Tunisian life throughout history. Afterwards six of the group members take an exciting jeep trip into the desert to see the Star Wars set of Mos Isley on the planet Tatooine. Since I experienced this adventure last year, I use the time to go shopping in the medina of Tozeur. One of ...
We get an early start from the hotel in order to be at the famous La Ghriba Synagogue at the 9am opening. Of course, the man with the keys is 10 minutes late, but we walk through the village and talk with some school children on their way to classes.
Continuing to Douz, we experience one of the highlights of the tour – riding camels into the ...
- Swimming pool