Travel Blogs from Nefta
... a palmerie, signal an ample water source. The rest of the environment is scrub and a tan brown, the only geographic diversion being small hills.
I actually saw a camel crossing the road before I saw a couple of different camel crossing signs. Another camel, perhaps road kill, was dead very close to the road's edge. There are no wild camels in Tunisia.
We hit the governorate of Kibili before 0845; the town, at 0909. Cooking seemed to feature amongst those at the back, ...
... to see what I had in my pockets beneath my kashabiya. They wanted to see my life's savings, which I had in a swimsuit pocket beneath my pants.
-----I hated having to do whatever they told me to. When one man told another what he must do, this first man was an enemy.
-----"that is what war is about: compelling a choice on someone who would not otherwise make it." - J.M. Coetzee
-----A guy with a pointy pig nose said, "There's something you're ...
... 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 ...
... and there
are significant labour challenges.
Nevertheless, Tunisia is beautiful to visit. In the capital, Tunis, the ruins of Carthage remain. Carthage lead once by “Hannibal the Barbarian” (at least as the Romans called him-remember the victors write history), was once the capital of the Punic empire several hundred years B.C.. Hannibal was a crafty one, once using his 2000 ship navy ...
... views. Before long we are pulling up at our destination - the mountain oasis of Chebika.
Set at the foot of the mountains of the Djebel el Negueb Chebika is also known as Qasr el-Shams or Castle of the Sun. At one time it was a Roman outpost known as "Ad Speculum" (Mirror) and has served as a mountain refuge for the Berbers. Looking at the map we are ...
- Swimming pool