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... in his home. I sat on a mattress in a large and open room that had the feeling of an Islamic Study Center. I felt a bit uncomfortable here. But, that usually meant I was going to have a memorable experience.
-----My host was, in fact, an "imam" who'd given speeches on Islam in France, Germany, Pakistan, India, etc. One man in Kerouan would tell me, I was so lucky to be able to spend a night with him.
-----Mr. Idriss' four sons entered the study center. Two ...
We walked to Carthage's military harbour, inward from the commercial harbour. In the distant left was the de-consecrated Cathedral of St Louis [IX]. The world's seemingly smallest museum held replications of the Punic harbour and the later Roman harbour.
A slipway has been reconstructed. Carthage was about half way between Tyre and its Spanish mining interests. Carthage means 'new town'.
We reached the WHS portion of Carthage by 1115. ...
... there. I finally walked all the way to the bottom of the coliseum, down to the other end and all the way back up the stairs to get rid of them. Brutal.
Anyway, after spending at least an hour an a half wandering around, sitting down, standing up, taking in the views, walking through the gladiator and doomed souls tunnels, walking through the passageways and just generally staring and taking it all in, I figured it was time to leave. I ended up being one of the last persons ...
... that sells refreshing mint tea, so we are forced to quench our thirst from a can.
We're flying back to London Gatwick on a charter flight TOM 353 which is scheduled to depart at 12:05 and arrive at 15:10. Insha'Allah.
... ve not had bad service, it's just that the reaturant is self-service, with guests helping themselves from the buffet and waiters relegated to clearing away. It can't give them much job satisfaction, just clearing away dirty dishes, no opportunity to tell people about what is on the menu and what they'd recommend.
Occasionally there is a florusih of activity, helping people to carry ...
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