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... to learn. Under the current ruler, people said he was envolved with the education and arts in empire for he encouraged it.There are schools here, prestigious schools where only the rich and intelligent men attend. Notice how i said men. During Islamic era, it was usually frowned upon women to attend school and only wealthy women would be able to afford education but in private. It is such a culture clash between present day and women during the Umayyad empire for here women were 'seen ...
... people chose to do with their freedom. Head-scarved Semia smiled and said: "Marzouki behe." (Marzouki, the post-revolution president, is good.) It was often advantageous for a woman to cover her hair if she wanted to get married, because Arabic men liked to think their women had hidden from boys while single.
-----Generally, Tunisians were happy they'd overthrown Ben Ali.
-----The most common complaint was that prices had risen since the end of ...
... the medical wisdom of the Arabs? I didn't want to hold a steaming glass of coffee to my eye, that sounded painful!
-----But, anything was better than paying for a taxi.
-----I allowed gray-skinned Haikl, Semia's brother, to become my doctor for the evening. To my surprise, he didn't try to burn my cut closed with a hot cup of coffee. He simply placed dry coffee grains onto my cut. After a few minutes and a bit more coffee, the bleeding was stopped. And I ...
... Ferhanny Hamimi, cooked an awful food called "farfoosha" one evening. I couldn't eat it. Monsoor's daughter, Semia - who normally did the cooking - laughed and laughed and made fun of her mom's farfoosha.
-----Monsoor's family was always joking.
-----Once, I was playing cards with Monsoor's son, Haikl. I pretended to cheat, by hiding a card in the long, gray tornado beard of a man named Hmida. "Hram!" said Ferhanny Hamimi, scolding me. ...
... and I realized this great expanse would've been a great place to walk around with a pack animal.
-----I continued hitchhiking, and spent the night near the city of Douz. I camped among sand dunes, and the sand made my body cold at night.
-----The next day, I got picked up by three men who were going deeeep into the Sahara Desert. I searched my map for the small road they'd be taking, and their destination which wasn't marked with the dot of ...