Travel Blogs from Tabarka
If you had Tunisia on your bucket list forget it! I was really looking forward to having a look around this place on the coast of North Africa-(can you believe that's where we are), but hugely disappointing. It's really grubby, smelly and obviously very poor. We were hounded by hawkers from the moment we disembarked and they don't give ...
... The land surrounding Sminja was owned by large agricultural companies, owned by the government or by rich Europeans. Maybe Tunisians should've made a revolution against that?
3. OBSESSION WITH RELIGION
4. BARKING, ATTACKING DOGS -
-----It was hard to find a camping spot where barking dogs wouldn't keep you awake at night. In Sminja, it was scary to walk on the edge of town after dark.
5. CLASSICAL ARABIC -
-----If books ...
... and more phone numbers followed by the same warnings today to avoid any political unrest within Tunisia you have to start feeling that you are on a NATO exercise instead of a cruise. Anyway we ventured ashore on a short excursion which took us around Roman ruins which were more interesting than temples but not as interesting as ale houses, you can start to sense the desire for us to return home ...
... Our hostess gave us a walking tour of the labyrinth to help orient us. Tunis is a flaneur paradise. Just head out and get lost down one alley, souk and byway after another. The central food market was flooded with a riot of an odiferous geranium that is distilled for an essence added to dishes. Of course you will be offered to "come into my shop, very good prices". One creative carpet seller enticed us ...
... of the area showing how the marble was mined & shipped.
We then drove south to Bulla Regia a Numidian then a Roman city with many underground houses. The Romans built their houses here with one storey underground for use in summer & the other above for winter use. The mosaics were very fine indeed in 3 of the houses & it was clear that it ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking