Travel Blogs from Annaba
... this year.
Got to Sbeitla where we got some picnic items. Picked up half a kilo of dates 3.5 TD, John and Tony picking up other items. Stupid Hugh disappears off the bus when it was time to go, returning some five minutes later without even the hint of an apology; selfish prick.
A drive past of the Diocletian Gate was a tease. Had our picnic lunch in the cafeteria area of the Sbeitla shops. We were told to buy a drink as compensation but ...
... below to the Rhumel River, including a modest waterfall. Our walk began from there, crossing three bridges [the first one being the Pont Sidi M'Cid; the last one, the Pont Sidi Rached], passing through a souk and taking an elevator ride to get to one of the bridges. We had police in civilian clothes for accompaniment. The country has to develop the habit of not littering.
I like to rib Rafiq about being cold. He said he is looking forward to my poems. He's in for ...
Reached Madaure at 1245. I opted not to put the jersey in the backpack so had nil warm to wear. It had started to rain so there went the nice outside picnic lunch. We ate inside, some sitting but most standing. Had 2/3 of my camembert and about the same of half a baguette, the other half donated to John [no thanks given]. A cat meowed for food and got some stuff.
A guide spoke French and Erwin translated. Madaure was very much a soldiers' town. ...
Missed from yesterday
--one of the older groups I've traveled with
--Erwin saying Algeria is not into tourism, something still new here ie Tony left the maid a tip on his pillow and she returned it as if he had made a mistake
--a beggar on the street last night after dinner
--bags should be safe in the lobby: 'we are Muslim, we don't steal'
Not a solid sleep but some in advance of John's alarm going off at 0430. Head under the ...
Hello..day at sea today cruising between Valencia ..Spain and Tunisia ..Nth. Africa.
all good here, relaxing ,eating and drinking almost in that order...
Loved Valencia very much.
will tune in again when we have better wifi.
love to all
marl & Stuart ...