Travel Blogs from Tozeur
... to see what I had in my pockets beneath my kashabiya. They wanted to see my life's savings, which I had in a swimsuit pocket beneath my pants.
-----I hated having to do whatever they told me to. When one man told another what he must do, this first man was an enemy.
-----"that is what war is about: compelling a choice on someone who would not otherwise make it." - J.M. Coetzee
-----A guy with a pointy pig nose said, "There's something you're ...
... place I'd ever camped. Unfortunately, I was all alone.
In the morning, I was hungry.
-----I eyed the dates that hung over my head. Any tourist could come to Tozeur and BUY dates. But, I wanted to prove that I had what it took to survive in the Sahara. Judging from all the fallen dates in the sand, the date palms here were wild and didn't belong to anybody.
-----Twigs full of dates grew ten feet above my head. I climbed the ...
... as it rose to 30m in some places as it traversed its route.
The countryside is very green with apparently endless lines of olive groves mostly well tended & sometimes interspersed with fruit trees or occasionally vegetable patches. Otherwise there are fields of grain or sheep grazing on vacant land. The villages are all have many cafes full of men of all ages sitting around, other shops & very few ...
... 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 ...
... 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, ...