Golden Tulip El Mechtel
Travel Blogs from Tunis
... too wired with the portions served in north Africa. Local music videos entertained the host between customers.
The only roar one would hear in the residential section of the medina were scooters. They reminded me of Marrakesh, Monica, in that regard.
We were near the Dar El Bay when we ran across some kids who naturally wanted their photo taken. I obliged and had the oldest chap write down his email address, promising to send a photograph along today ...
... very weird to enter into a thoroughly modern glass atrium only to enter a hallway and suddenly find myself in a less than modern (but far more charming) palace.
After putting on the requisite booties and having a rather extended lecture about what I was going to see in the museum from my guide Hassan, we set off. The mosaics really were incredible with many virtually in tact and still brightly coloured. Each mosaic featured a different theme, with hunting scenes, ...
... Auntie Norine, Uncle Mike, my parents and I will go on a Tuscan road trip. The Fellowship is breaking but we will definitely see each other again. On this trip we definitely have bonded as family. Enough with nostalgia, tonight we will party. We will have our final dinner, our final show, our final lounging in the bar, and have our final sleep in this floating hotel.
People I've met so far:
1. Soraya & Santiago.
2. Esther & her husband.
... to do that with us and the prices we were getting ranged from 20-30 Euros (roughly 50 dinars). Apparently the lack of tourists has the drivers standing together to maximize the rip-off of any who do show up- we were saved by a driver who was parked at the back of the queue and saw an opportunity to grab a fare and jump the line by giving us a more acceptable price (10 dinars). Welcome to Tunisia.
While checking out the neighbourhood it ...
... home - is always fun.
It's Ramadan, so many of the cafes are closed. One of the reasons we took refuge in Monoprix was to get something to eat and drink as well as sit down somewhere cool. We manage to buy some drinks as well as a few local snacks. Unfortuntaley, there is nowhere to sit and eat so we venture outside again.
Avenue De France