Travel Blogs from Matmata
... sights and smells of the markets. Always intriguing to see how another culture ‘lives’ day-to-day.
‘Travel is more than seeing the sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the
ideas of living. … Miriam Beard’
... from stuffing my life back into my backpack again, everything else about it feels good. I like going to the station - bus, train, or every so often an airport if I'm lucky- I like buying the ticket, I don't mind getting there early, quite the opposite in fact, I really like the waiting around, all the free time to do whatever. Waiting in a bus or train station or airport is some of the best waiting you can ...
... day ('You can get water at 500 knots’), and you went to the town square to count the knots in the rope to find out what ‘time’ it was and to work out when your turn had come! All very clever and much more fun than having a normal watch!
The next stop, much to our pleasure, was on the coast. Two nights camping on the beach with a side trip to Sabratha was just what we wanted to do. Sabratha is another Roman site – this one with ...
... them cafes and restaurants. The upside was that they were more familiar with foreign languages, french and english, but mainly german. There were quite a large number of germans in addition to the french that liked to visit the francophone countries.
Languagewise it was a big shift. In Algeria, it was French first and Arabic second, here it was the other way around. Whilst french speaking, Arabic always came ...
Well what a day. We drove in 4x4 to an oasis in the Sahara. Arrived in time to swim in the hot spring which was actually cooler than the air temp. At dusk we went on a camal trek into the dunes. K was terrified for about 10 mins and then was a pro (by her own estimation). It was blowy and we were well wrapped. Pics are on K s camera so I will put those up later. Off to Douz ...
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