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Travel Blogs from La Marsa
(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 another email when I finally do post the actual writing. Love to all. -Chels) Today in brief: We …
This was our first class field trip. I may or may not have stayed up way too late the night before and with the trip starting at 0730, it's pretty clear that I don't really remember much of the bus ride out there but it was a short ride. This field trip was out to Duga, which are one of the ruin sites to the Roman empire. ...
... to the cell phone store. A majority of the group purchased cell phones. To buy a phone, you are looking at spending 37 Dinar (rate of exchange is 1 USD = 1.5 TDR) and 10 TDR for the sim card. When you buy the SIM card, you get like 5 dinar worth of credit which apparently will get you a good ways. After having one last welcome party that the host families were invited to, we were allowed to leave with our families. On our ...
... was Tunisian. Apparently I look exotic enough to be asked if I was from a variety of countries such as Brazil, India, China and Bangladesh.
Here are a few facts that I learned while in Tunisia.
1) When referring to their recent revolution, Tunisians prefer the term "the revolution of dignity" not the "Jasmine Revolution".
2) All levels of education is free (aren't they lucky...)
... But they also hate the Bosniaks who are the muslims in Bosnia-Hercegovina. Now in Bosnia there are also large populations of Croats and Serbs living that would rather be annexed by their big brothers than carry on their current political menage trois. The Croats don't like the Serbs much because they fought each other over the current boundaries and also because of a "sibling rivalry" from when they were the two dominant ethnic groups in the ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center