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... headlights, impossibly overloaded with sacks of potatoes and sheathes of hay. Blood soaked sheepskins hung outside small roadside shops and cafes. A sliver of moonlight revealed miserable, poverty stricken villages and a depressing lunar landscape as we hurtled toward Tunis city.
Our final leg of our journey along an excellent motorway was fast and furious, and at one stage I dared to glance at our speedometer which was reading 169 kilometers ...
... Pakistan. And like many emerging nations, the enormous difference between living standards of the wealthy and the poor was staggering - and concerning.
Bizerte is the the oldest and most European city in Tunisia, being founded around 1100 BC by Semitic Phoenicians from Tyre. Its strategic position as a naval port on the Mediterranean Sea resulted in Bizerte being the last town to remain under French control after the rest of ...
... or cheapness John and I suspect] of rooms in Sidi Bin Said for these last two nights. Our little group [sans Omar]ordered bottles of red and white wine, the former the better one. My mixed salad included seven varieties. The first entree was a whitefish. It was the usual fight with bones. The second entree was a beef fillet. For dessert, I had chocolate mousse 20 TD.
The leftover tip kitty was roughly 415 TD. It was split on the sheet between Othman and Noubi, ...
Tony has a wry sense of humour, the same jokes being recirculated. Seeing a group of young guys, he thought they were pickpockets looking for an employment opportunity.
I wasn't sure which station in Sousse the train would stop at. It rolled through the one out of town. It stopped at the one in town [which turned out to be ideal].
We thought it best to try to sort out the return ticket first 8 TD. The ticket man said the medina was just ...
... allowed you to attach bags to both sides of your "bheem"
- - "ljam" - a muzzle with a rope attached to it, which pulled on your donkey's tongue to make him move
- - "hjar" - a rope which you tied to a front leg and back leg of your "bheem" at night, with a third end tied to a stake in the ground, so that even if he freed himself from the stake he wouldn't be able to walk away very quickly
- - "shaair" - wheat
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