Travel Blogs from Houmt Souk
Tuesday 23rd April
This morning we visited the island of Djerba linked to the mainland by a 7k causeway across a shallow stretch of sea. The island is very low (15m max) & has many scattered houses between what were the oldest olive trees we have ever seen as with most Tunisian dwellings most under construction or semi derelict. The women here where quite distinctive clothes in the form of white tunic dress ...
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... cocktail from the French menu and we all awaited its arrival. All looked good on first sight, until the first sip was taken and all fell into place. This is a predominately Muslim country and as such no alcohol is served. Chezzy a splashed out and bought himself a fruit juice mix with an assortment of umbrellas and swizzle sticks. To console himself he bought yet another ice cream.
... a camel or horse. By the conclusion of the tour, I (and everyone else) was coated with a thin venire of sand, my hair was matted from dirt as if I had plastered it with hairspray, and I could feel the grittiness of sand in my mouth.
Jerba was a nice place for us to relax for a few days and do a whole lot of nothing, but I would not make it a future vacation destination.
... under the stars. We could not have planned this better. We cooked a nice meal, drank the last of our booze (which included a bottle of Moet champers!!), quite a treat. We went to bed exhausted after a long day........and then........ Cape Towns south-easter struck in Tunisia. About a hour after we went to bed the wind picked up, and we were forced to abandon ship, and take the tent down. Needless to say, we slept in the car, it was a long night!!!
More pics on next post..
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility