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... and body hugging t-shirts.
We had spent about an hour in La Goulette, wandering around the rather tourist oriented shops of the township when to our delight we came across a large fresh fish market. As our readers would know, we just love visiting local shops and markets as for us, it provides a valuable insight into how the local people live and what they eat. The vendors were both welcoming and helpful, and seemed to enjoy ...
... We walked to the Bab Bahr, also known as the Gate of the Sea. Noubi noted there are two principal entries to the medina: the tourist route [Rue de la Kasbah] and that of the locals. We finally entered the medina at 1055. I told Cora today's tour would likely not get to the residential heart of the medina with great doors, kids playing, cats lounging and other great shots.
There are definitely more tourists today, courtesy of stupid cruise ships dumping their ...
... I won't say we covered every inch of the medina but we had a good look at it over some five hours' plus. That's probably a reasonable time to spend there, give or take an hour.
We rested outside the medina for a bit, watching the locals pass by. We then headed back in the direction of the train station, more stumbling on the route.
We walked past the station to check out an unnamed church. A mosque opposite the station was also a mystery, ...
... the four Gospels, sheep drinking as faithful believers, and two houses symbolizing Bethlehem and Jerusalem.
- - When I paid attention, I noticed that some mosaics had been made in the 3rd or 4th century A.D. I guessed the mosaic with the Christian theme was made at a later time than the others.
- - There were mosaics depicting everyday life:
- - Men on horse-back hunted hares and boars in the forest, then made ...
... restaurant in a local hotel (we were the only ones there). We sat down and the elderly gentleman brought us out the standard French bread and harissa with olive oil. I asked about the menu and Hassan told me he had ordered for me. Huh?? Clearly these older guides I have had on this trip are a little less appreciative of a woman with her own mind.
Anyway, rather than say anything, I went with the flow. (As it turns out I should have said something.) First my ...