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Several nights in Tunisia

Trip: Tunisia 2009

There are [11] stories from my trip: Tunisia 2009


OH, SO MUTCH BETTER IN LE KEF

TUNISIA | Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | Views [316]

As if Carnival in Tozeur had not been enough, we awoke this morning to a fairly overpowering stench of sewer gas in our bathroom.  Okay, okay, we're leaving already.  There's no need for the walls to start bleeding...much as the red might go nicely with ... Read more >


THEY'RE SO ADORABLE UNTIL THEY START THREATENING YOU WITH ROCKS

TUNISIA | Thursday, 4 Mar 2010 | Views [311]

You would think that sleeping in a giant sub-woofer would be quite conducive to a great night's sleep.   Not so much as it turns out.   At some seperate point for Lee and I, tiredness prevailed over the din of the mother of all parties and we fell asleep.... Read more >

Tags: tamerza, tozeura


BREAD FOR EVERYONE

TUNISIA | Tuesday, 9 Feb 2010 | Views [477]

Oh, sadness, sadness.   It's Monday morning on the Island of Jerba.  The restaurant of the otherwise charming Hotel Dar Faiza seems especially smoky this morning, last night's lugubrious congregation still asserting it's unhappiness on us.  We're excited ... Read more >

Tags: jerba, tozeur


YOU'LL NEVER CATCH A TAXI IN THIS TOWN AGAIN

TUNISIA | Friday, 29 Jan 2010 | Views [601]

Once again, we seem to be early to breakfast.   We're here, eager and hungry travelers that we are, last night's pasta and panna cottta just a happy memory.  There'e the two cats - one of whom poked his cute head in our doorway soon after our arrival ... Read more >

Tags: hara sghira, jerba


IN WHICH WE STRUGGLE WITH THE MEANING OF FISH AND SHRIMP ALIKE

TUNISIA | Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | Views [564]

Well, perhaps we'll try again at 7:00.  It's 6:30 and all is dark inside the restaurant of the Colisee.   After yesterday's misadventures, I'm especially anxious to get going and be at the bus station for what I hope will the the 8:00 departure of a ... Read more >

Tags: djerba, sfax


THIS ELEVATOR GOES TO 11 (BUT NOT 5)

TUNISIA | Saturday, 9 Jan 2010 | Views [335]

I like this driver.  Unlike yesterday's driver to El Jem, he's smooth, allowing a good following distance between us and vehicles ahead and isn't prone to passing on hills.   A good way to start what looks to be a long day of traveling.   It's ... Read more >

Tags: el jem, mahdia, sfax


WASH YOURSELF WELL IN BLOOD, RINSE, REPEAT

TUNISIA | Wednesday, 30 Dec 2009 | Views [513]

The cab drops us at our first louage station, basically a garage a couple of miles from the city center.  We don't know what to expect, but when we say "El Jem" to the milling drivers, we're quickly directed to a white van that is bound for ... Read more >

Tags: el jem, mahdia


ON YOUR RIGHT, A COMPLETELY ORDINARY ELECTRIC PLANT

TUNISIA | Saturday, 23 May 2009 | Views [389]

I can see the gigantic, navy blue Arabic letters of the train station looming over the south end of Place Barcelone.  We've trundled our bags over from the Marine station and are headed south this morning.  We're excited to be heading down the coast ... Read more >

Tags: mahdia, sousse, tunis, tunisia


BAR TAM TAM? BAR TAM TAM?!!

TUNISIA | Friday, 24 Apr 2009 | Views [563]

The train ride into Tunis already seems like old hat as the stations go by and the suburbs give way to the long causeway across Lac Tunis.  This will be our day to go to the Bardo Museum.  But first we have decided to check out the Hotel Maison Doree ... Read more >

Tags: bardo museum, sidi bou said, tunis, tunisia


EVERY DAY IS THE LAST DAY OF THE SPECIAL BERBER EXHIBITION

TUNISIA | Monday, 6 Apr 2009 | Views [428]

I look up at the bricks of the vaulted ceiling for a time before I remember the strange place where I went to sleep.  Eventually, the profound sense of dislocation fades. It's about 8:00 a.m. Monday morning and I've slept more soundly than I have in ... Read more >

Tags: carthage, sidi bou said, tunisia


TUNISIA: HOME OF THE SQUABBIT

TUNISIA | Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 | Views [531]

We're working our way through the broad human river that is ultimately to sluice it's way through security at O'Hare when we're faced with two very sad sights. To our left, a crying baby reaching desperately for its mother who is soon to leave it behind.... Read more >

Tags: tunisia