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... emperor. Police with sub-machine guns made sure we were protected from another attack by Vandals. It was cold out.
The baths were visited. With this weather, every room therein must have been a frigidarium. Able to work on the journal waiting for stragglers and those using the loo. We were off by 1040, heading for Djemila, some 2H away. Must alter my poem to get a laugh out of Rafiq.
Got a sore neck from the fat pillow but ...
Got up c 0600 to work on yesterday's blog. Had a losing battle with the shower hot water tap.
Brekkie was the usual stuff. The coffee was acrid, needing some milk. The croissant were a little stale Back to upload the pix to the blog before 0845 departure.
Chatted with Tony outside about his Czech Republic heritage and how he came to Canada after the Prague Spring of 1968. His trip from hell was a long one in Central America with five guides, one of them ...
... I had forgotten that northern Africa was the breadbasket of the Roman Empire at one time.
We continued on our journey to Souk Ahras, the birthplace of St Augustine. The Brits--and the Dutch too apparently--love to take the mickey out of the French.
The temperature felt warmer but there were dark clouds on the horizon. Farms gave way to hills as we began to climb. With the police escorts, we never had to stop at checkpoints.
Saw my first ...
... of St Augustine is buried here, behind the main altar. A priest from the Congo gave a talk in French that Erwin translated for the language-challenged.
After St Paul, St Augustine is arguably the most important figure in Christianity. As an early Christian theologian, his writings were influential in western Christianity. St Augustine was also bishop of Hippo Regius.
Off to the hotel. The town is a dry one [at least from an ...
... The Pompei of Africa." We're headed for the Sahara tomorrow and away from Roman influences. Seeing all these ruins is interesting when you're walking these vast complexes, but it's hard to capture it in a few photos. Having said that, here are a few ...
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