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Travel Blogs from Tunis
... We went by a school and many women were there with their children. Most of the women wore hijab, the head covering. They seem so mysterious and I wonder what kind of a lifestyle they may have. Are they a lot like me? What kind of lives do they live?
More than a quarter of Tunisia’s population live in the Capital of Tunis and 98% of it’s population is Muslim. With that knowledge you know that there will be a large mosque somewhere. The Al-Zaytuna ...
... Made our way into Sidi Bou Said which is basically just a pretty village with nice stucco? walls and bougainvillea growing on everything.
It's so pretty with the stark white everywhere punctuated by bright blue doors and the pink flowers everywhere. We stopped for a beer at the top of the village where the market type stalls are. Very commercial stuff like Gucci knock off sunglasses etc. I was hoping for goods which were more local, maybe spices ...
Tunis 13 Jan. 12
I know I have a strange sense of humour – shared with some but not all! These two text messages, received within an hour of each other as we made our way passed Algeria, made me smile:
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... travel from Slovenia into Italy you'd think Italy was a thrid world nation. About the worst you'll hear about the Slovenes from the rest of the crowd is that "they all think they're Germans." In case you didn't get all that I put it down in a cheat sheet and here's how I think it all works out:
Macedonians: Hate - 1. Greeks/Bulgarians (tie) Like - Serbians
Kosovars: Hate - 1. Serbians 2. Montenegrins Like - Albanians
Serbians: Hate - ...
... and history, Sidi Bou Said is very much alive and is a popular cruise ship excursion. It is famous for its white buildings with bright turquoise trim and bedazzled doors, the view of the sea and its many market shops. After a haggling over a few souvenirs, we called it a day.
The next day, we ventured out on our own to the downtown market, the souks in Tunis la Medina. Since we were without our trusty guides, we took a cab but there was no telling ...