Yadis Ibn Khaldoun
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... the 7th century by the Arabs after they had captured Tunis. In 1535, the Spanish King Charles V built a fort which was later destroyed by the Ottomans who built a massive castle or kasbah. The name "La Goulette" derives from the French term for "gullet" or "throat" which describes the channel which connects Lake Tunis to the sea front. Today La Goulette is a major passenger port and terminal, well known for its tourism and fishing industries. ...
The trip kitty will be 60 dinars, roughly 25 pounds. Some English were complaining it was listed at 20 pounds in the materials but Noubi claimed 'inflation' which probably translates he can play the role of big tipper at our expense.
Noubi was fussing about the manifest form which I'd misplaced. I said I'd fill it later [not the end of the world stuff].
People eventually assembled in the lobby and disorganization continued. Let's ...
... the shop of a mosaic tile worker named Samigaib. He had in his hand a depiction of the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks' emblem. I've included a shot from his shop in the blog. His work looked good but any shopping will have to come later.
Our wanderings took us back in the direction of our entry point. Had an espresso [pas de sucre for Tony] at the Cafe Souayah 2.5 TD.
We took a final swing around. Photographs of spices always offer ...
... mosaic, other naked women rode lions, dragons, cow-headed fish, and mythical hybrid amphibious beasts around in a circle. A HUUUGE mosaic portrayed the sea, with fat-headed eels and a swimming cow and big tentacles coming out of the water and a woman swimming in the middle and finless spiky-toothed fish.
- - I loved these mosaics. I wanted to learn how to make them myself, so I could have one in my house.
- - Ulysses (the ...
... 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 ...