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... The archeological ancient site has been list as UNESCO world heritage since 1979. When we arrived in Carthage we went to Antonin Baths which is the ruins of the largest Roman bath complex outside of Rome. The weather was scorching hot by the time we reached Carthage, I shouldn't have been surprised, hello we are in Africa! We looked around, watched tourist climb all over what ruins of the bath structure is left, wandered through the street markets ...
... had its own mind, turning and twisting.
Saw two instances of barbed wire as I headed west on the Avenue de Paris. First was a Jewish synagogue. Second was the Radio Tunisia building. At the Place de la Republique it morphed into Avenue de la Liberte. The shops didn't seem to change: cafes, some hotels, small businesses, etc.
I knew a main street angled off at 45 degrees to the right so I took it. I somehow thought Avenue Mohamed V was way in the ...
... curly-haired rosy-cheeked toddler shyly waved her country's flag.
- - The avenue led to Tunis' old medina. An arched "porte de France" was all that remained from the orange, stone wall that used to surround it. I walked through this gate, to a plaza where strings of flags red with Islamic moons and stars hung all about. Beyond this plaza was the white and turquoise "old town", where bright hotels and three-story buildings crowded one ...
... and virtually intact) underground villas that were constructed by the wealthy Bulla Regia citizens to escape the oppressive summer heat and the cold winter days.
Bulla Regia also features the beautiful Memmian Baths, (which were nice, but still nothing compared to the baths at Carthage), as well as a very nice and well preserved theater. But the star of the site were the six Roman villas that featured one floor at ground level and one floor below ground. The ground ...
... festival' scam or the 'Don't I know you from your hotel' scam.
In both cases I just told them no and they disappeared. That's the way it should be.
And this wraps another summer of travel. I'm starting to wonder how many more of these breakneck trips I have in me. They're not getting much easier.
Thanks for reading.