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I am amazed at how passionate and knowledgable everyone we have met is about Tunisia. Up to date on Tunisia's history, architect, economy, politics! They show pride for their country and traditions.
Brief summary of the Tunisian Revolution, also known as the Jasmine Revolution:
December 17, 2011 a young Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi, set himself on fire to protest his treatment at the hands of the authorities. Bouazizi had been a roadside street ...
... The amount of effort put into the ordeal was humorous and not sneaky at all. The kids pulled up to the fort and headed around towards the left as the older man headed around to the right. Within minutes everyone emerged from the opposite side they had entered, avoiding eye contact and walking briskly back to their modes of transportation. Shortly after Kory emerged from the fort with an escort and was told to return when it was open with his ...
... the driver door and looks as if he is waiting for us We approach with caution the stranger waving his arms excitedly Stranger shouts over traffic "everything is okay??! WHERE ARE YOU HEADED!? Where are you from? WELCOME to Tunisia!!!" After attempting to answer as many questions as we could we suddenly find ourselves invited to his home to meet his wife and join him for lunch. We exchange phone numbers and are told to call him when we reach the ...
... of El-Kef; climbed a rock in the sea, to visit the great lighthouse of Tabarqa; and saw the mighty, blue-and-white colonial architecture that surrounded a salty turquoise canal and the central garden of the city of Binzerte.
-----But, I was happy to return to Sminja.
-----During my last week there, five families fought over who would have me for dinner. Monsoor's family. Aunt Semira and Oommy Fatma. Fawsia the shopkeeper. Monsoor's neighbors. Hooloot ...
Kerouan may have been Islam's fourth holiest city.
-----But, small town communities were usually more conservative and traditional than big cities. The small town of Sminja, Tunisia was the most conservative community I'd ever lived in. I sometimes went weeks without seeing a woman's hair.
-----Sminja was also one of the warmest communities I'd ever lived in. Walking around, I passed small children who held hands and greeted ...