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Up around 0500, the room a bit warm. Ablutions and journal done, the blog from yesterday uploaded.
Down a bit early for a lavish brekke with the Canucks and John. Both Cora and Tony would rate Noubi a 1 out of 10; John, a 4. I'd give him a 6. Cora wanted to rate him -1, suggesting same was the same as 1, math major John exasperated by this …
**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 ...
It was always a difficult choice at a crossroads: straight, left or right? We would often head up a route, only to find it was a dead end. It was great fun.
After 1330 we opted for a medina repast. I had chicken bit and gizzards in a somewhat spicy stew. Warm bread and cold bottled water completed the repast. I could watch the people go by, scurrying on with their lives 9.5 TD. The departed group members were a natural source of conversation. ...
... The Bardo Museum.
- - Ugly greens, reds, blues, and yellows decorated domed ceilings. The flame-shaped openings that usually topped Islamic doors of enlightenment appeared atop Doric pillars.
- - A mosque-like room had a delicate, bone-white material coverings its walls and dome with 3D designs of circles, protons, onion tops. A pure turquoise chandelier hung in the center.
- - On the museum's top floor, a ring of arches ...
... in the forests in the area). I do not eat a lot of beef (only a periodic steak from the Met in Seattle), so this was indeed a challenge. I took one taste and kind of choked it down. It was not fatty or sinewy, but had a slightly gamey flavor. I smiled awkwardly as everyone looked at me, I nodded and proceeded to suck it up and eat the two pieces on my plate. Ugh. At least the pear they gave me for desert was good.
After lunch (which we all agreed was not even ...