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Day 51 - Tunis Tunisia
Today we arrived in Tunis which is located on the coast of North Africa. The port of Tunis is known as La Goulette. Tunis is an Arabic place, the first language spoken is Arabic and then French. 90% of the population are Muslim, 5% Christian and 5% Jewish. We had a fabulous guide Hunonion who provided us with a lot of information, kept us entertained as he told silly stories and made us feel safe. Hunonion ...
... Ottoman period is on display, several ceilings were stunning, at times eclipsing the displays on the walls.
When one wanders around the Roman sites [as we will do], there is little of any historical value on display re mosaics. The creme de la creme is here in the Bardo. Some of the pieces are huge, others almost completely preserved.
Every piece has a card describing the mosaic, where it was from [often including the 'House of'] and its approximate ...
... to my left spoke little English so we had to get by on my fractured French. I think I got he was a commercial coral diver off of Tunis and he had smoked marijuana. He also pointed out how old was a stewardess.
Tony came by twice about forms and whatnot. It probably won't be an issue in Tunisia.
Not too long to get off the plane. Immigration was not too speedy but quick when actually providing the passport. The bags somehow were not yet available ...
... with spicy harissa sauce was spectacular) before I called it a night. Unfortunately, the weather did not want to cooperate and we had one rockin' big thunderstorm that went on for a least an hour some time after midnight. My room was lighting up ever few seconds. It was spectacular, but I really just wanted to sleep.
So next morning we off and running at 8:00 a.m. in the very bright sunshine. My guide Hassan greeted me at the front door of the hotel and he ...
... I was so early even Nico and Laura weren’t there. So, I went to breakfast then came back again. I just ended up waiting again. No worries, I reviewed my photos and watched a little TV.
By the sights and sounds and smell you know you are in a different continent. Tunis is at the tip of North Africa. It is the capital of Tunisia. Rich in historical stories of war and invasion, the people of Tunis today are enjoying the modernization of its city. ...