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... winding along on ancient bicycles; a scene of almost absurd contradiction within a small snapshot of the Kairouan city society.
Indeed, Kairouan from what we saw did not look overly prosperous. Decaying buildings and dangerously dangling overhead electrical cables did not add to the appearance nor ambiance of this once proud and ancient city.
We left Kairouan around 7.00 pm. Like many countries we have visited, the early evening was ...
... of the city's income*. Cruise ship travel through the port of La Goulette has become an especially popular sector of the tourism industry.
Our first destination was Bizerte, an old port town in the north of Tunisia and some 65 kilometers from Tunis city. Our drive took us through the outskirts of Tunis. We found it interesting but I guess not all that surprising that the country was so close to Sicily but so ...
**new trips so will work on new nicknames for the lot, including Omar; guide is Noubi
A pretty good sleep by my standards, the biggest issue being the bed seemed to slightly tilt to the right [like my politics]. Up before 0600 for a shower and mucking around. Tunis could also claim to be the 'white city' [as many do around the world]. Down for 0700 brekkie.
Omar and Tony were down early as usual. Cora joined us. Wide ranging discussion highlighted by Omar ...
... not tucked in and short sleeves on.
Back to our hotel. Tony and I both got Tunis maps 3 TD. A South Korean had got his cell phone stolen. Did he really think the thief would return it for 100 euros, risking a possible set up. I helped what I could with my fractured French.
Off to the Place Barcelone for the train station. Think we got slightly overcharged [or I flubbed the coins] 10.5 TD but roughly $7.00 for a 2H train trip is good value. We ...
... curly-haired rosy-cheeked toddler shyly waved her country's flag.
- - The avenue led to Tunis' old medina. An arched "porte de France" was all that remained from the orange, stone wall that used to surround it. I walked through this gate, to a plaza where strings of flags red with Islamic moons and stars hung all about. Beyond this plaza was the white and turquoise "old town", where bright hotels and three-story buildings crowded one ...