Renaissance Tunis Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tunis
... about the types of fish caught. Again, and like the Sicilian Palermo markets, a lot of the fish varieties were very familiar, with cod, mackerel, tuna, trevally, mullet, bream and snapper on display. There was even one of our very favourite fish - a John Dory for sale.
NOT THE BARDO MUSEUM
Time was moving on and we began to wonder when we would be seeing the Carthage ruins and the Bardo Museum when Ahmed suddenly stopped ...
... the city. The Grand Mosque seemed open but we did not enter.
Noubi pointed out that a Turkish minaret was octagonal; a Moorish one, square. We passed near the Youssef Dey mosque/mausoleum complex. It was the first Ottoman-Turkish mosque built in the city. It is now annexed to the University of Ez-Zitouna.
More fun this time round yapping with Omar. It doesn't matter the subject he has the gift of the gab.
We walked to Government Square, an ...
... getting to Kerkuane. I think it is going to have to be private transportation or a more expensive tour.
Uneventful walk from Place Barcelone to my hotel. Said adieu to Tony before 2100. Had way too many of the carmelized nuts bought today, sufficing for a repast as I edged into the day's journal. Have still kept c 120 pictures from today but that will get trimmed in due course.
Figured I try to finalize the blog tomorrow morning so crashed out by 2300.
... 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 ...
... in the forests in the area). I do not eat a lot of beef (only a periodic steak from the Met in Seattle), so this was indeed a challenge. I took one taste and kind of choked it down. It was not fatty or sinewy, but had a slightly gamey flavor. I smiled awkwardly as everyone looked at me, I nodded and proceeded to suck it up and eat the two pieces on my plate. Ugh. At least the pear they gave me for desert was good.
After lunch (which we all agreed was not even ...