Hotel le Consul
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... are a few ancient relics but apart from that there's nothing to rock your boat.
We berthed in the Port of La Goulette and maybe I do this place a disservice as it may be different elsewhere but excursions were expensive and for us it wasn't worth the money.
We couldn't wait to get back on board and back to nice clean ...
... at 8 TD [7 for the entry; 1, camera use]. The city was destroyed twice over time, the last at the time of the First Punic War. As it was never rebuilt by the Phoenicians, it was left as a ruin, making it the best preserved Punic site in the world and heralding its WHS status.
Some other numbers jump out. It had a double defence wall that was 14m thick. The town population was surmised to be about 2,000 souls. Read up on the site with cool winds ...
... scenes of noble women being waited on, Roman gods such a Neptune, Apollo, and on and on.
In addition, to mosaics there was a grand reception room that that was two stories high with a balcony around the top. The first floor of the reception room featured enormous 3rd century mosaics on the floor (much the way you would find them in Roman villas) along with enormous statutes of Roman citizens.
There was also a beautifully decorated music room where ...
... Auntie Norine, Uncle Mike, my parents and I will go on a Tuscan road trip. The Fellowship is breaking but we will definitely see each other again. On this trip we definitely have bonded as family. Enough with nostalgia, tonight we will party. We will have our final dinner, our final show, our final lounging in the bar, and have our final sleep in this floating hotel.
People I've met so far:
1. Soraya & Santiago.
2. Esther & her husband.
... that the neighbourhood was checking us out. We were approached by a number of disheveled dudes who claimed to be working at our hotel- very disconcerting that these dudes knew which hotel we were staying at- and they immediately offered to be our guide for the nearby Medina. Pushy to the point of threatening, I had to employ my very best death stare to get them to back off. Even waiters on the street would try to block and push you into their ...