Hotel Le Pacha
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... photographs today, taking almost 140 yesterday. If about 20 less is more discrete, I succeeded. The medinas just ooze photo ops, be it doors, merchandise, cats, kids and vistas.
We were looking for a coffee shop and found the Maison [or Palais] d'Orient. It is a carpet shop. The sign said nice terrace views. Heading up, the chap starts talking about carpets to Tony who was having none of it. He can be a little sharp with the locals when some passing interest can ...
... have much to say about this whole scene when I asked except to tell me that the building we had just passed that looked like an armed encampment was the parliament building. I don't know if he was embarrassed or just didn't want to talk about it. Nevertheless, as I mentioned earlier it was clear that in this country, where the Arab spring began, there were still people who were not happy with the government.
A couple minutes after the angry people scene we reached ...
... actually a store. It’s 200 hundred years old. The rugs and the ceramic work are spectacular.
We ended our day in Tunis with a camel ride. It was the most eventful 5 minutes of my life. The camel was big and awkward. The camel driver was rough and tough. Lisa and I chose the brown rug camel because the driver didn’t fling the rider. Lisa wanted to ride on the front and I wanted to ride on the back. But he insisted that I have to be in the front and guess ...
... whacked in the head by some doufas that couldn't work out the physics of taking bags down from the overhead bins with care. In the zoo-like baggage collection area, the No Smoking signs seem to trigger a series of light ups (French colonial legacy??) and the air was blue in no time (and, of course, we had to wait in the haze for over an hour for the bags to be delivered).
Outside the airport we were swarmed by taxi touts- there's just no other ...
... blue imitating Sidi Bou Said. The colour of the door has a particular meaning. Green is the colour of paradise and yellow ochre, it is said in the Koran, is the colour loved by God.
The doors are also decorated with nails in both symbolic and geometric designs including the:symbol of Tanit, the Carthage goddess of the fertility; the six-angled star of David (which according to legend drives away ...