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... Note Brett bought a really great rug for our house at the rug flop here! We Laos then stopped for an unimpressive lunch on our way to the beautiful resort, seaside village of Sid Bou Said. This is famous for the vibrant blue and white structures of the entire town. Bought some cool hand of Fatima shaped appetizer ...
... were looking forward to a morning of wandering around the Tunis medina and souks. Like most old cities, the medina was a maze of cobbled, narrow alleyways with shops offering fabrics, carpets, gaudy brass and copper items, teas and spices. The covered souks were however very disappointing and apart from the spices and fresh food, it was very tourist oriented with most of the shops selling what could only be described as absolute ...
... the roadside.
During our trip to Oudhna, Mohammad talked to us about life in Tunisia. Prior to the Revolution, high unemployment, inflation and a shocking disparity between the rich and poor made life for the average Tunisian peoples, particularly those in rural areas, extremely tough. Together with blatant political corruption (including the unethical and greedy behaviour of the families of politicians) and perverse civil liberty restrictions, ...
... in 1963 France pulls out of Bizerte.
First multi-party elections since independence and President Bourgiba's party wins by landslide.
A bloodless coup. Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has President Bourgiba declared as mentally unfit to rule and helps himself to take power.
Ben Ali wins presidential elections. He proceeds to be elected on four more occasions, the last in 2009.
... wondering why this airport was not surrounded by a sea of hotels and coastal resorts. It was probably just as well that our departure from the Falcone-Borsellino was so laid back as the flight for the next few hours aboard our Tunisair aircraft was far from relaxed.
Taxiing down the runway, our Tunisair flight 1759 must have almost reached the thundering speed (commonly known as the pre-calculated aircraft V1 take-off speed) where we were thrust back into ...