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... the medina. It looks straight forward on your screen, but one small slip up and you may never come out again. Usually the small slip up comes on the first or second turn you need to make. <b>********************</b> We sat on the veranda of the small restaurant, our host had a thing for Bob Marley, his photograph donned the walls of the eatery along with all manner of Rastafarian paraphernalia. The music of the legend gently wafted out the door and over us ...
... necked as people were trying to escape a portal that could not accommodate their number.
With an almighty heave, we burst through into the open space of the passage way, greeted by cool fresh air as we checked our pockets and belongings for damage and pilfering. All was in order.
Crumpet survived the seas and was upright. We rode off the ferry and to the immigration and customs point.
Border crossing ...
We are awakened by the call to prayer droning on in a melodic cadence, Allah beckonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnns. That last syllable of a sentence is harmonically elongated . Yes it's holy Friday. The service is broadcast through the dusty streets of Douz, the southern Tunisian town dubbed "gateway to the Sahara". A small date palm oasis that's about as far south as you can go in Tunisia without a camel. This term will be used because it is easier to spell. They began in Asia ...
... the first the water from a very clear creek falling down about 5m into a beautiful pool with weed & rushes, where frogs were croaking loudly & tiny fish were swimming. As usual the vendors were trying to sell all sorts of souvenirs at "very reasonable prices" but they tended to be quite friendly & are nowhere near as pushy as the ...
Departing in darkness
It's still dark when we rise from our slumber in the Sahara. We slept well and now it's time to wake up, pack up and grab a quick breakfast before leaving for Tozeur.
We load our bags into the waiting 4x4 wheel drive vehicles and board the land train for another exciting adventure.
The sun hasn't risen yet but we slowly get used to the dark and ...