TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Venus Tunis
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... and I had missed two days ago. The office of the prime minister was another user of barbed wire, the nearby Mosque of the Kasbah bereft of this added adornment.
Noubi pointed out the similarity between the Tunisian and Turkish flags. That of the latter has the star outside the crescent [not the only difference actually].
After we left Government Square, an Aussie sounder chap--tonight known to be Robert--carped why we did not cross into the square. ...
... with reception that check out is noon.
A bit of drizzle as Tony and I went walkabout. Shops were opening, items being organized for sidewalk vendors. If you could make eye contact, you could usually exchange pleasantries.
Some were more than happy to try to engage you in English, at times my fractured French being the better mode of discourse. Did not take alot of photographs due to the iffy weather conditions.
Up an alley, I saw a ...
... Diana and Apollo. Other men unloaded a ship and weighed the food. A banker sat a desk. There were farm scenes, fishing scenes. Men played a board game. A red-bearded boxer beat a black-bearded boxer. Female servants showed a woman her life-like face in a mirror, while she dressed. Realistic lions and bears and ostriches and goats killed one another, in an amphitheater fight scene.
- - There were lots of animals. Quails and pheasants ...
... that as we were driving, the smell of burning wood was in the air everywhere. As if on cue, Hassan advised me that the smoke in the air was from the locals burning olive wood and turning in to charcoal to sell for the Big Feast. Geez … the build up to this event was actually Christmas like.
Anyway, with that explanation, I settled in for the long ride back to the hotel. I needed to get some sleep as we were off at 7:00 a.m. to the Muslim world's third holiest city: Kairouan.
For two days Auntie Norine and I have been gathering everyone’s ticket for the Romantic Excursion of Tunisia. We thought it might be romantic that all of us will be together on our last excursion. There are 20 of us so we can sit in one bus instead of being in different buses all over the city. I woke up early and went straight to the registration. I was there before Nico and Laura who took care of registration.
By the sights and sounds and smell you know ...