Le Diar el Barbar
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... were treated to lunch and asked what we wanted to do next. Feeling a bit drained from yesterday still we opted to take a bit of time to ourselves and get some chores completed before we committed to our next activity 'JUMPING'... Earlier, Ousama had offered to hook us up in the afternoon to practise our 'jumping skills', not sure what he was talking about due to the language barrier I eagerly agreed to the activity, why not it sounded safe! ...
... it be best to retract our initial answer of NO for a number of reasons: 145 kms is a long day to be followed by another full day of cycling, we had an opportunity for a private city tour, everyone was eager to invest time with us, and we knew very little about the city Gabes. After our meal we joined back in with the group and humbly accepted the invite. This brought ear to ear grins and sparkles into faces. Kory and I looked at each other both agreeing we made the right ...
... on I put music to most words and phrases. Tony was yapping about MIR pre-ordering meals to save time; some places that is just not a realistic option. There was no Explore notice up that we saw. Tony likes to take photographs of them as a keepsake.
A final stint of wifi, naturally seemingly the best. Sent an email to Rafik thanking him for the as yet opened email pix. We left 7M late after the bags were up and the tarpaulin tied down. There must have been ...
Sunday 21st April
A slack start today on our way to Matmata where we saw the troglodyte houses which are underground & are set into the side of the hills, as the winter & summer climates are quite extreme. The house we visited had 4 rooms with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen & a storeroom together with an underground cistern which collected rain water from the ground above the rooms. Many of the houses ...
... in the presence of such high-level technology was all a bit of a mind-boggling experience! We also went for a walk through the old town Medina which came to life in the early evening with the narrow alleyways thronging with people and wares for sale, as well as having big screen TVs showing the world cup, so we caught a bit of footie while we were having a nice meal.
Then there was a long drive in searing temperatures, getting sand blasted through ...