Palm Beach Palace Tozeur
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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... being 'eggy bread' must be French toast [correct].
There are ample stretches of straight road, always an indication of desolate travel. Even any geographical features themselves are featureless. Why are the girls yapping about their first dish back home? Are they sick of Tunisia? I'm sick of some of them!
The Dumb *****es aka the DB's are wondering about when we will get to Tozeur, factoring in this and that. Ever hear of highway markers? Dunno why there ...
... with scrubby bush at intervals & a narrow gauge railway running nearby. We passed through Gafsa, quite a large town which is a centre for phosphate mining, where our guide told us 3 revolts had been put down before the Arab Spring of 2011. From here the road passes through desert & we saw a herd of camels before arriving in Tozeur which has many of its buildings constructed from white bricks ...
... does not come easily. Political disputes are a daily commonplace. Police and army troops line the streets of the capital, as does razor wire in many places. The economy is terrible right now and you can sometimes just see the desperation. We were seduced by a couple of young apparently friendly Tunisians who invited us to have wine and food with then tried to get us to hand over our cash. We managed to mostly brush ...
... views. Before long we are pulling up at our destination - the mountain oasis of Chebika.
Set at the foot of the mountains of the Djebel el Negueb Chebika is also known as Qasr el-Shams or Castle of the Sun. At one time it was a Roman outpost known as "Ad Speculum" (Mirror) and has served as a mountain refuge for the Berbers. Looking at the map we are ...
... in 4x4 vehicles.
When we arrive Tozeur is still quiet and sleepy. Disembarking from the coach fellow travellers use the restroom of a small restaurant and buy refreshments in the local shop.
And then there is activity as our convoy of 4x4 vehicles, mostly Landcruisers, pull up. We eye them up carefully and get ready to climb aboard our carriage of choice.