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... mosque. Probably got snowed somewhat with the items since everything was a la carte: I probably won't pay 26.5 TD for many dinners. Had salad, cous cous and grilled lamb, sharing a large water with Tony. Don't think knives are a big thing here or at least I was not offered one to cut my grilled lamb.
Tony brought his mustard with him. He's a creature of habit. There was a dwarf with a gimpy leg standing outside one of the myriad of jewelry stores. Tony thought he might be ...
... his country, but I needed a break every now and then. So I knew getting into the car for the 200km trip to Dougga and Bulla Regia (and that would be each way) that I was in for a loooooong day of nonstop chatter.
Anyway, we set off on Sunday morning through the Tunisian streets and fortunately, Tunisia, like Morocco takes Sunday off unlike other Muslim countries. (The French influence at it again.) As a result, the streets were vacant save for the occasional ...
... and spend the day eating, drinking, working out, bathing and socializing. These Roman baths were built on the Mediterranean by Hadrian and finished in the 2nd century AD. The remains were pretty darn spectacular from what I could see.
Now while the remains actually only consisted of the foundation of the baths, you could still wander through the remains to get a sense of the layout of the baths (hot room and saunas, warm room, cold room and a gymnasium for ...
... have a night out and alcohol not influencing whether it was a good night or not. Conversation flowed and these guys had a smile on their face. It was a great evening. Sbeitla was an hour away and the next day we were there to visit some Roman ruins. The site is over 70k hectares and once housed 20k people at its peak. Today some of the ruins are in a decent enough state to make them worth seeing but I'm a bit of a miserable sod when it comes to ruins and with the sun blazing down, ...
... the early 3rd century BC. It depicts the poet Virgil writing the VIII verse of the Aeneid while being inspired by the muses, Clio (history) and Melpomene (tragedy).
This beautiful tiered immersion baptismal font (below right) was discovered in Demna (Cap Bon) and dates back to the 6th centry AD.