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... painted brilliant white with attractive bright cobalt blue trimming, reflecting the brilliant blue of the surrounding clear Mediterranean waters. Beautiful cascades of brilliantly flowering red and pink Bouganvilleas, weeping Australian Eucalypts, clipped pine trees and the old faithful, ubiquitous Oleanders made for an very lovely setting.
While the beauty and wealth of La Corniche was very much in your face, so were the huge ...
... liking cruising, the contrary position taken by Cora and yours truly.
The breakfast fare in Restaurant Le Calife was similar to that at Hotel Tiba save for some hot plate items [cold fried egg in the 'hot' plate] and halva, a nice sweet seen for the first time on this junket.
Probably saw the Brits ie the non-local faces. Not too many live wires expected from distant, first impressions. One gal with short hair is in shorts...in a Moslem country. I ...
... for merchants.
A day in the medina also revealed more begging by children than in all of Algeria. My favourite was a boy playing football/soccer and then coming up to me with an apparent sore arm, requesting five dinars. Ignored, he returned to the pitch.
We eventually found ourselves away from the commercial hassle and into the real medina. Most striking were [in no particular order] the number of well fed cats, the shades of blue trim and the ...
... from the ceiling but never reached the ground. The green, white, and gold arches ended at sharp points like tattooing needles.
- - The museum was in a Tunisian building from recent times. But, the items on display were from Tunisia's ancient Roman sites.
- - There were statues of Roman emperors:
- - Lucius Verus had a young face and curly fringe beard, Marcus Aurelius' face was older with more tired eyes and a bushy beard, ...
So Tunisia has the distinction of being the world's youngest democracy, to date.
I wish I could have visited Tunisia before the change, in order to be able to tell how much of what I experienced during my visit was due to the new order and how much had always been thus. My guess would be that both the pros and cons of my pedestrian experiences are the same as they would have been under any political system.
I'll go ahead and get the cons out of ...