Palm Beach Palace Tozeur
Travel Blogs from Tozeur
We get an early start from the hotel in order to be at the famous La Ghriba Synagogue at the 9am opening. Of course, the man with the keys is 10 minutes late, but we walk through the village and talk with some school children on their way to classes.
Continuing to Douz, we experience one of the highlights of the tour – riding camels …
Today we trek out to the Sahara desert via 4-wheel drive Jeeps. We are in a desolate part of the desert where the nearest town is 40 miles away. Bedoins are the only residents; they live in tents and tend to their camels and goats. We visit the original set of the planet Tatoine in the movie "Star Wars." We enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the pool at the hotel.
This day was another filled with spectacular sights, sounds and people. We left the tropical island of Djerba by bus across the high desert of southern Tunisia through Matmata once again, then toward Douz, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara." Here we were thrilled to a camel ride into the desert, adorned us all with Caftans and headress. And a …
... It had been
supplied by an aqueduct & had a huge cistern to pipe the water
around the town. The suburbs we drove through are very patchy with many half built places & masses of rubbish. Civic pride seems to be totally absent from these areas.
On the way we passed the ruins of a huge aqueduct which supplied Carthage with water from a source K150+ away. It was a magnificent piece ...
... 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 ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility