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Travel Blogs from Constantine
... emperor. Police with sub-machine guns made sure we were protected from another attack by Vandals. It was cold out.
The baths were visited. With this weather, every room therein must have been a frigidarium. Able to work on the journal waiting for stragglers and those using the loo. We were off by 1040, heading for Djemila, some 2H away. Must alter my poem to get a laugh out of Rafiq.
Got a sore neck from the fat pillow but ...
... ie showing up at a train station on the wrong day.
A delay [8M] waiting for the local constabulary so Erwin gave us a rundown of the day. Not many men wear the traditional hooded full length garb.
A short drive had us at the Roman theatre of Guelma. Erwin pointed out the 'opus Africana' building style of large blocks filled in with smaller bricks, dating from Carthaginian times.
A guide gave a talk. There was some ridiculous rule you could only ...
... a dark blue sky behind it.
Ken was chatting alot to a soldier, the latter writing down his name for the former [Ken later told me the soldiers only learn about Islamic history so they knew nothing about the Roman site].
We left for Guelma after 1630. Some of the landscape reminded me of the hills in Kyrgyzstan, Michelle. Polished off the cheese and bread. Snow was seen in the distance. The police often pass a vehicle with sirens on but are so far ahead ...
... of St Augustine is buried here, behind the main altar. A priest from the Congo gave a talk in French that Erwin translated for the language-challenged.
After St Paul, St Augustine is arguably the most important figure in Christianity. As an early Christian theologian, his writings were influential in western Christianity. St Augustine was also bishop of Hippo Regius.
Off to the hotel. The town is a dry one [at least from an ...
... The Pompei of Africa." We're headed for the Sahara tomorrow and away from Roman influences. Seeing all these ruins is interesting when you're walking these vast complexes, but it's hard to capture it in a few photos. Having said that, here are a few ...