Renaissance Tunis Hotel
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... 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 ...
... worth a photograph.
We returned to the station c 1805 to wait out the 1837 departure. The return leg seemingly is faster [wound up about the same]. Bought 1.5l of water for 0.8 TD, about $0.55 Cdn.
No seats on the return leg so stood for the trip. At one stage a host of customs' officials in what looked like soldier fatigues got on. We decided an initial Tunisian beer should await another night.
We will both see what luck we might ...
... 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 ...
... it was a briq. A briq is a local Tunisian “delicacy” made up of a fried phyllo dough shell stuffed with an egg (usually soft, but my was not) and any one of a variety of additions including tuna, onions, potatoes, capers and parsley. This briq had egg, tuna, parsley and potatoes. (Oh and about the parsley … for some reason Tunisians believe parsley is a vegetable and not a garnish. To date I have had parsley in everything from a breakfast omelet ...