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 ...
... us. Something about your story isn't 'clear'."
-----"How did you hear about this weekend's 'manifestation' in the desert? Is that why you came to Tunisia?"
-----Manifestation? There was going to be an electronic music festival! I'd seen posters for it all over town. But, I didn't plan on going. "C'est interdit," said the young bully. (It's forbidden.) "C'est interdit pour les gens de votre categorie." (It's forbidden for people of your ...
... of this short tree. Ow! The feathery palm leaves were armed with long, evil spikes. Aah! They stabbed my belly and back, and pierced the tips of my fingers.
-----I couldn't get through the leaves to the dates. But, like a stubborn child, I refused to give up. I wanted a date! I climbed the tree again. Ow! And again. Ooh! But, I couldn't reach the dates.
-----I suddenly became smart. This happened to me, every once in a while. I laid my clothes ...
Thursday 18th April
Another 7am start on our way south through the outskirts of Tunis towards Thuburbo Majus, a small Roman city of about 2000 founded in the 200s AD & still only partially excavated but with baths, a small amphitheatre (stadium) & some temples later converted to churches. The town survived until the Arab invasion in the 700s when it was moved down the hillside closer to ...
... When most people think of revolutions they think of Che Guevera in Cuba and a quick transition of political power, etc.
But, if is usually not that easy-or short. The French revolution apparently took like 70 years. So, in the words of one wise old Tunisian man: "be patient". He could have said: Rome wasn’t built in a day.
Tunisia was under serious oppression for decades since its independence ...