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**It's been a busy trip. To keep the blog as current as possible, I have not had the chance to check for spelling. Feel free to point anything out in an email.
Up c 0445 for a major use of the facilities, Omar on his computer at reception on my way back. Didn't really try to sleep that much thereafter as John had set his alarm at 0540 so I could go wake up Cora. Up for some wifi thereafter and then down to brekkie, impatient people like Wo(Man) fretting about possibly getting ...
... 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 complete destruction. Scipio’s tablet is on display in the museum of Carthage. It shows his writing (ok stone carving-a little before email) where he dedicates the soil of his to be conquered land to the Carthaginian god Baal (a god of Egyptian origin). This stone cold fact ties in with the rumour that General Scipio apparently wept as Carthage burned. Perhaps he personally didn’t see the need ...
We drive to Chebika in a 4x4 convoy. We're lucky that with four of us we have the vehicle to ourselves. Josh is pleased to be sitting in the front watching our driver traverse terrain which ranges from the well maintained desert roads to the twisting and winding road leading to Chebika.
We slow down now and again to take advantage of ...
... in 4x4 vehicles.
When we arrive Tozeur is still quiet and sleepy. Disembarking from the coach fellow travellers use the restroom of a small restaurant and buy refreshments in the local shop.
And then there is activity as our convoy of 4x4 vehicles, mostly Landcruisers, pull up. We eye them up carefully and get ready to climb aboard our carriage of choice.