Travel Blogs from Tozeur
... really, walled] to limit rain damage. In 1969, Matmata was destroyed after three straight weeks of rain. The government offered to move people to New Matmata, trying to get nomadic people to settle in cities with modern facilities in the process. Prior to tourism, the road was only dirt.
Noubi was giving information and especially the Dumb *****es aka Helen of Troy and Wo(Man) were nattering away. The New Mexican bore started his two cents' worth and I stated firmly ...
... How did you get from Tunis to Sminja?" They were asking me about my third day in Tunisia. I said I'd taken a train, the train that went to El-Fahss. "There isn't a train from Tunis to El-Fahss," said Pointy Pig Nose. Yes, there was ... I'd taken it! "No, there isn't," said Pointy Stupid Nose. "How did you really get from Tunis to Sminja?"
-----I felt helpless. I could do nothing but cry. Yet, I didn't do that. It felt awful that these ...
... sand beneath the tree. And I threw rocks at the dates. The little, brown olives fell onto my clothes. I filled my pockets with them, and began tasting the creamy buttery sugar of the fruits.
-----Justin 1, Nature 0.
-----Happily, I headed to town. I walked past buildings made of Tozeur's famous yellow brick. I was on my way to the ancient medina.
-----But, I got distracted by a small girl sweeping in front of a shop. I was surprised to see ...
... It had been
supplied by an aqueduct & had a huge cistern to pipe the water
around the town. The suburbs we drove through are very patchy with many half built places & masses of rubbish. Civic pride seems to be totally absent from these areas.
On the way we passed the ruins of a huge aqueduct which supplied Carthage with water from a source K150+ away. It was a magnificent piece ...
... around 1955. People could not speak freely, criticize their leader, or have protests of any kind. It was forbidden and violators were arrested. So, when the dictator was fired everyone just went nuts. There are debates on TV here now where people just argue lovingly and crazily-simply
because they can now. The country appears to have had the birth of freedom, and it is quite something to behold.
But this ...