Travel Blogs from Matmata
All along the roadside there are little thatched huts with fuel drums & plastic containers of diesel & petrol for sale. This is openly smuggled from Libya as their fuel prices are so low in comparison. The fuel is poured or pumped into the buyers’ vehicles all quite openly & it looks incredibly dangerous. Apparently the legitimate ...
... abandoned as people leave the Berber villages to work in the north or Tunis while some move to newer houses in the village. Once again we went to a site for a 'Star Wars' film which is a hotel, again underground where the rooms radiate around a central open atrium & here we had lunch. We climbed high into the mountains & at one stage looked down on the massive plain more than 500m below whilst shivering from a bitter ...
DAY 19 … Friday, March 30th … Gabes, Tunisia
Today it was back to basics …………. and the Arab version of a dusty ‘frontier’ town on the
edge of a desert.Nothing special, but time to wander the streets, people watch and ...
... impressive theatre with a three-floor structure on the stage – one for actors playing mere mortals, one for nobles and the top one for the gods (hence our phrase ‘a seat up in the gods’).
Camping on the beach was good fun especially the last night when we had a great fire on the dunes in the evening, and had fun playing cricket and football in the sand (we had to stop when it got dark, as nobody could see the ball – but ...
Well what a day. We drove in 4x4 to an oasis in the Sahara. Arrived in time to swim in the hot spring which was actually cooler than the air temp. At dusk we went on a camal trek into the dunes. K was terrified for about 10 mins and then was a pro (by her own estimation). It was blowy and we were well wrapped. Pics are on K s camera so I will put those up later. Off to Douz ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking