Travel Blogs from Tozeur
... a coffee before the 0645 appointed time.
The breakfast was simple: coffee, bread and the Kairouan sweets which were last night's dinner leftovers. Cora was worried how a possible option [the caleche ride] could impact those who did not want to do it.
We were off about 0720, 10M early, Helen of Troy muttering it was nice to have a time and sticking to it. She'll never cut Noubi a break so her monologue is getting monotonous.
Many of the surrounding hills ...
... t pray? That was kind of suspicious.
-----A Westerner who can communicate in Arabic? Suspicious.
-----A tourist who arrived on "Revolution Day"? Suspicious.
-----A Tunisian in a kashabiya? Not very suspicious.
-----A foreigner in a kashabiya? Suspicious.
-----An American Muslim??? Suspicious. He could've been the C.I.A. and a terrorist, rolled into one.
-----I was told to wait. What did they want with me? In situations like ...
... was because their national mentality loved peace. Based on what I'd seen of Tunisians, they were right.
-----After four hours, the national guard let me go and gave me flowers from their garden. I wa surprised I'd been detained so long, in a town known for tourism.
-----With what was left of daylight, I explored Tozeur. I avoided the Berbers who'd come from the desert to offer tourists rides on brown or albino camels. And I evaded the Arabs ...
... on a firing range. When leaving the complex, at the first roundabout we looked back down the road to see a tyre burning in the middle so we don't know what was happening there.
It was a 3 hour trip to Tozeur, an oasis on the edge of the Sahara. The countryside became less lush as we drove along & the olive groves became less frequent whilst date palms started to appear. After about 2 hours we were into ...
... and Tunisia-oh and I think something happened in Syria as well.
Tunisia threw out its dictator who, by the accounts of all of the Tunisians I meet, essentially stole everything from the country and is now living in a luxury compound in Saudi Arabia, looking over his shoulder. I gathered that Tunisia's freedom is about three years old, with their liberation day being around 20 March (forgive me Driss if I ...
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