Le Diar el Barbar
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... 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 ...
... in the Empire. We then visited the Archaeological Museum which held some of the most magnificent detailed mosaics taken from the floors of local villas. These were beautifully executed & attest to the competence of their artists & craftsmen. The road is the main route between Tunis & Libya & is full of trucks taking foodstuffs, building materials & ...
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 ...
... For a modest gratuity they pose for photos and let us look at their bedrooms and kitchen.
From a cave house we drive to a cave hotel for lunch.
Hôtel Sidi Driss
Built in a time long ago…in a place far away!
Well, Matmata actually, the Hôtel Sidi Driss is a traditional Berber troglodyte dwelling which is believed to be a couple of centuries old. It was used in 1976 as the location for Luke ...
... 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 ...