Hotel Sidi Driss
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... I tell Kory I have seen these rooms before, they were on the Internet as a hotel option we were looking at if we weren't able to get in touch with anyone in Gabes directly! Funny thing - I wasn't able to find out how much the rooms were per night, now I know why! After the abandoned hotel tour we headed to a natural park decorated with local flowers, trees, trails, benches and a large amount of construction. The area is currently ...
... all I heard was one stern clear voice say, "you are probably tired and just want a few minutes to settle in, we will leave you. Come out when you wish we will wait." And with that the room cleared out, door shut and there was silence. After a hot shower to wash away the crazy day and the sand hidden in places I didn't know sand could reach I felt like a new person and was ready to socialize. We headed into the lobby to find the group waiting for us with a prepared ...
... blue cacti' along the road: cacti catching blue bags with their thorns.
Only two wanted to go to the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions so it was bagged. We drove to the Ghriba synagogue, protected by a security scan and police with automatic weapons, arriving just after 1000. It was the market day in the Jewish sector.
The first Jewish presence dated from 586 BC. The local population says when the last Jew leaves the island the key to the synagogue ...
... For a modest gratuity they pose for photos and let us look at their bedrooms and kitchen.
From a cave house we drive to a cave hotel for lunch.
Hôtel Sidi Driss
Built in a time long ago…in a place far away!
Well, Matmata actually, the Hôtel Sidi Driss is a traditional Berber troglodyte dwelling which is believed to be a couple of centuries old. It was used in 1976 as the location for Luke ...
... and recognise it... let me know if you do, maybe I will watch it one day! Then we were off to explore a currently inhabited underground home. This reminded me of seeing the underground homes in Coober ...