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Up c 0620. Had a shower and some journal stuff continued from yesterday. Down for brekkie and more journal stuff.
Tony was in the lobby at 0830. Appears to be no easy way to get to Kerkuane. Tried the website www.rome2rio.com re directions, expenses, etc, a site Tony uses for such purposes. It suggested $60.00 US by taxi each way. Paid Tony $10.00 US for the taxi ride into town.
We found the offices of Carthage Travel, asking about any trips there. It was ...
... however, the sultan of the minarets in the Medina was the superb minaret on the Al-Zaytouna (Great) Mosque. Zaytouna means “olive tree” and it was on the spot of the present mosque under the olive trees where its founder, Hassan ibn Nooman, gave Islamic lessons.
The original mosque was built in the 8th century and has undergone various iterations. The minaret dates to the 19th century. As with mosques in Morocco, non-Muslims were not permitted ...
When we set out on this trip oh so many months ago we had promised ourselves that we would keep the pace flexible- if we liked a place we would stay a little longer (as 3 sojourns into Australia might suggest), and if we didn't like a place, we would move on guilt-free. For the most part we've been able to get it right- there's a couple of places I wished we had spent more time in but outside of keeping South Korea short to get to Japan (school holidays and ...
... at the crossroads between Avenue Habib Bourguiba and Avenue de France in the Ville Nouvelle.
From the Ville Nouvelle, the new city, we head towards the old city or medina.
Built in 1848 the Sea Gate later renamed Porte de France marks the division between the old and new city.
From the Sea Gate we head into ...
... second day, after the seminar, my friend Gary and I went to the Carthage Museum. It was very cold, but it was very interesting. The city the Carthaginians built was a real marvel for its time. Apparently it so threatened the Romans that they came in and literally destroyed the town. Even still, the ruins were fascinating. When we were through, our friend Jim came to pick us up and take us to his home for dinner. On the way, ...