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So here I sit in the Tunis airport waiting to board my flight to Istanbul-Johannesburg-Cape Town. It has been short but real sweet the past two days. The fam here is the best. Excellent hosts and showed us a ton of things in such a short time. The highlight besides just being with them was El Jem coliseum. Simply a ...
Tuesday 16th April
Left the hotel at 7am on way to the first Roman site travelling down through the hills & forests on to a fertile plain. Chemtou was a town built around a marble quarry from which marble was shipped by river to all parts of the Roman Empire. A German group is working there excavating & there is a small theatre & an ...
... castle & the effort was rewarded as it looks out over the sea & also over the port itself. Unfortunately the gate was locked but the views made up for that. Returning we walked along the shore to admire some strange rock formations where the cliffs ran into the sea.
The coach then took us to our hotel at Hammam Bourguiba for a well earned rest, it is approx 4 kms from the Algerian border.
These ruins are interesting for their partially housing that was partially sunken into the ground to escape the heat.
Another mission and a half to get here, but taxi negotiations were difficult as Arabic took over from French out this way. Nevertheless, for $10 the guy took me out here and came back 2 hours later.
Large, interesting ruins of Dougga. I was the only one in sight for most of my time there.
Getting here was quite the mission: A few hours in a ****** minibus to some little town, then the drama of negotiating with various drivers who ...