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... back to England, and we head to Libya tomorrow. No alcohol is allowed in Libya, so will be enjoying some sundowners on the beach tonight to finish off whatever we have left.
The Trip Odometer has reached 3000 Km without much fuss. Let hope it continues, but I'm sure with Libya, Egypt and Sudan to come, there are some interesting times ahead, and many more hours of sitting at a border post.
... I narrated the ride to give him an idea of the scenery. It went something like this:
"shrubs...bricks on the right—don’t hit that…dying palm trees…dirt…cacti on both sides of the road…big pile of rocks…mound of dirt…brick wall…school children on the left…sharp right turn—look out for that big pile of rocks…beach with dirt and ...
... weather was a bit warmer! We visited the oldest Synagogue in Africa, very interesting!!
Besides that, the island is mainly a holiday resort for Europeans in the summer, so we only spent two days there.
Next stop was Tatatouine, to visit the old fortified Berber villages. Worth the visit, a few of the Star Wars scenes were filmed here.
Last night we camped about 20km out of town, the scene was set! We headed off the tar road into a few hills nearby, and set ...
... as well as the medina area of Houmt Souk, Djerba's main market town. The medina was very quaint with its traditional Moorish buildings looking out over pretty cobbled squares. Winding lanes are fringed with craft and antique stores and traders are willing to haggle over goods such as ceramics, jewellery and spices. Many of the locals wore traditional dress which seemed similar to Mayan costumes from Guatemala!