Golden Tulip El Mechtel
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... yachts, hotels and numerous waterside cafes, as well as lively street music add to the great ambiance and charm of the old port town.
It was great fun to wander around Bizerte absorbing the atmosphere of a totally unfamiliar environment. It was not overly busy and the local people were friendly and helpful. "Le Phenicien", a large replica of an old sea going vessel which was converted into a restaurant, proved to be a life saver. We were ...
... and I had missed two days ago. The office of the prime minister was another user of barbed wire, the nearby Mosque of the Kasbah bereft of this added adornment.
Noubi pointed out the similarity between the Tunisian and Turkish flags. That of the latter has the star outside the crescent [not the only difference actually].
After we left Government Square, an Aussie sounder chap--tonight known to be Robert--carped why we did not cross into the square. ...
Had a decent sleep. Up a bit after 0600 for ablutions and further journal stuff.
Headed down for brekkie with Tony and the Trainspotter. Ate a bit more this morning. Can't get used to the coffee.
Farewell to the Trainspotter, replaced after a few minutes with PITA. He's fun to spar with. An au revoir for three days and back to the room.
Tobacco Man was up and about. He went down for brekkie as I uploaded yesterday's blog. Down to ...
... Diana and Apollo. Other men unloaded a ship and weighed the food. A banker sat a desk. There were farm scenes, fishing scenes. Men played a board game. A red-bearded boxer beat a black-bearded boxer. Female servants showed a woman her life-like face in a mirror, while she dressed. Realistic lions and bears and ostriches and goats killed one another, in an amphitheater fight scene.
- - There were lots of animals. Quails and pheasants ...
... just outside of the villages were the herds of sheep literally everywhere. With the feast of Eid al Hadda only a week away, every family in Tunisia was on the hunt (so to speak) for a lamb to be ceremoniously sacrificed and served as the main course for the big day. It was fascinating to pass through the villages and see large free space areas turned into sheep markets. There were big sheep, small sheep, fat sheep and on and on. Men chatted with each other as they ...