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Travel Blogs from La Marsa
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 ...
... with the people of Tunisia. No matter if we were waving at them from the buses or walking into their stand at the markets, most everyone was genuinely happy to see us. They wanted to know where we were from, why we were there and what we thought of their country. During our MANY bus rides all of the JFRC students would just sit and wave to all the locals passing by. They would all be extremely eager to wave ...
... pretty much fine with everyone since they largely keep to themselves. But the Kosovar Albanians really hate the Serbs because they fought a bloody war with them and would have had their asses thoroughly kicked had the US not intervened on their behalf which resulted in the creation of the country of Kosovo. As a result the major east-west and north-south boulevards in the Kosovar capital of Pristina intersect at the junction of George Bush and Bill ...
... at Zaytouna (Olive) Mosque. I can pay to go in, but only to the courtyard which I do. I stand and admire the architecture. An old man in a straw hat shuffles in. "Hello," he says in French. "How's it going?" He shuffles off and I leave the mosque as prayers will soon be starting. I wander aimlessly up and down the streets until I leave the tourist path. I'm almost the only non-Tunisian there, but only get stared at once by an old woman. I leave there and go to the food souk. It is ...
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