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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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... One of the kids suggested cameras might be stolen if we continued along on the planned route so we reversed course.
Sometimes the locals seem wary on your behalf. Tony had not closed his money, a waitress pointing that out to him. Later on Avenue Habib Bourguiba, a chap suggested he carry his backpack in front of him.
Tony has never learned any French so he is inverted when it comes to anything said to him in French, essentially ignoring it. I did gently try ...
... that are 99% men pounding beers, There may also be prostitutes at those bars. I did find a couple hotel type bars which were OK, if expensive. One, on the roof of big hotel, had a few groups of women together, and, in fact, the staff even asked two overly friendly locals to leave them alone after they had lurked to long trying to engage them in conversation. But, not a party town to say the least. With that, it is to:
Al Monastir, Tunisia
... the ashes were placed in an urn. Today, all that remains at the site are stelae marking the location of a burial and numerous empty urns. French archaeologists apparently found more than 20,000 urns. The place was shrouded in trees and the presence of all those urns made it a a tad spooky to say the least.
After a walk around the area, we got back in the car and drove to a spot the end of the road where we could see two locations that were the site of the Punic ports ...
... the end of the ascent and we done a tight 67 point turn and descended back down and drove to the hostel. The hostel was located in a town called Kasserine. Nearby to Kasserine is where the revolution started when a local named Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire after the authorities wouldn't allow him to sell some of this home grown food. This triggered the revolution with protests against his death that spread from town to town and the eventual fall of Ben Ali. Otherwise the ...
After lunch we drive to the Bardo Museum. There are so many beautiful artefacts here, but our guide seems intent on breaking some record or other to cover the highlights as quickly as possible. It's unfortunate becuase he is knowledgeable and we'd benefit from spending more time looking at each artefact ...