Laico Tunis Hotel
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If you had Tunisia on your bucket list forget it! I was really looking forward to having a look around this place on the coast of North Africa-(can you believe that's where we are), but hugely disappointing. It's really grubby, smelly and obviously very poor. We were hounded by hawkers from the moment we disembarked and they don't give ...
... so I won. There were perhaps 20 locals there and 2 tourists.
We reached Kelibia at 1050. One would have needed an F1 car to get here in the times suggested on Google Map.
Most people turn when a sign says to turn but Ezz was not very familiar at all with this particular road and kept stopping to ask people. Sure enough, there was a Kerkuane sign to the right at 1115, the site reached shortly thereafter.
It's a cheap visit [excluding the ...
... stone bodies wore turbans for crowns. There were busts of other emperors, including Vitellius (69 A.D. to 69 A.D.) who had a fat and bald face.
- - And there were statues of mythological figures:
- - A strong, curly-bearded god - Jupiter? The Egyptian Goddess of Mysteries, Isis, with pigtail hair and a pretty face. A chaste Venus, Goddess of Love, covering her lower body with a sheet - her face innocent and scared. A ...
... less than 5 minutes.)
Anyway, I hung out in the lounge and decided to wander down to the gate about 5 minutes before boarding was to commence since my gate was at the far end of the Casablanca airport. Once I arrived I realized boarding was going to be complete clusterf... because the same two women who were issuing boarding passes were now at the gate. The time for our departure came and went and still no announcement. The two girls chatted and laughed and ...
... speaking people who referred to themselves as Canaanites (from Canaan) but called Phoenicians by the Greeks from the word for a purple/red dye which the culture made from a secretion of marine snails. Around 1600 B.C. the Phoenicians invented the 22 letter alphabet, adopted by the Greeks, and later to become the present 24 character Latin/Roman alphabet.
Within 200 years of its founding, Carthage grew to be ...