Travel Blogs from Tozeur
"Are you a Muslim?"
-----Tunisia's national guard was detaining me for the second time in three days, and I sat inside their office building. They had some questions for me.
-----"No," I answered the first.
-----"Did you go to the mosque this morning?"
-----These guys must've been gathering information on me. "No." I corrected them. "I went to a mosque last night. But, I didn't pray."
-----Hmmm. A guy who goes to the mosque but says ...
... I considered all this to be a violation of my privacy.
-----"When countries are defensive, there's no room for humanism." - Prema from Rymarov
-----I'd been told, by Nourredine, there was going to be a general strike in Metlaoui the next day. There'd been a lot of strikes in Tunisia since the revolution.
-----But, Tunisia had escaped the bloody, post-revolution chaos that continued to terrorize Libya, Egypt, Syria. Tunisians liked to ...
... are seen around.
From Thuburbo Majus we moved on to Sufetula, (now Sbeitla) a Roman & Byzantine city before the Arab invasion of the 647AD. It was much bigger than Thuburbo & has the ruins of 3 temples on the forum dating back to about 200AD, several churches & a large bath complex. When we were there we heard what seemed to be gun fire but as we had passed a military base on the way in, assumed ...
... just stuck
with the bill), but not without some heated arguing. Be careful and guarded in poor countries I
then remembered form my days in SA. Nearly every Tunisian I meet has serious trouble finding a job, especially the young-as is commonplace in all of Europe. Youth (18-25ish) unemployment was around 30% in Italy.
The pressures in Europe are real. Its days of comfortable opulence are over. I ...
... small streams and water flow and salt formations. It is really an
eerie place but definitely well worth the visit. While there we saw our first live fennec, or desert fox. Unfortunately it was tied up for tourists to pay to snap pictures of. We also learned that scenes from the first Star Wars were filmed in and around the lake bed.
Following the Chott El Jerid we stopped and visited, ...
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BP 141 , Tozeur | 4 star hotelfrom $112
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Zone Touristique, Tozeur | 4 star hotelfrom $75
Av Aboulkacem Echebbi, Tozeur | 4 star hotelfrom $67
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Ave. Aboukacem Chebbi, Tozeur | Hotelfrom $19
BP 110, Tozeur | 4 star hotelfrom $153