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Sidi Bou Said

Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | Views [639]

We were feeling pretty smug as we boarded the train for Sidi Bou Said, a picturesque suburb of Tunis.  We knew where the station was and which train to take.  We even thught we knew where to get off.  But when the train stopped a couple ... Read more >

Dougga and Bulla Regia

Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 | Views [2150]

Today, among the olive groves and freshly plowed wheat fields far from the city, away from the railroads, we saw a different side of Tunisia.  The trees were heavy with fruit and the fields were just waiting to produce golden wheat.  Bread ... Read more >

A Louage to Kairouan

Saturday, 2 Nov 2013 | Views [3126]

If you are lucky, a louage to your destination will be nearly full, waiting just for you to hop on and be on your way.  More likely, you will have to wait from ten to twenty minutes for six or seven others going the same way.  A louage is ... Read more >

El Jem

Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | Views [584]

“We who are about to die salute you.”  So shouted the gladiators before they squared off in mortal combat.  “I’ll bet you V to X that they’ve got lions waiting for us,” mumbled the Christians.  ... Read more >

The Bombing at Sousse

Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | Views [594]

All eyes looked expectantly down the tracks as if this act would make the train miraculously appear.  Well, it worked.  Eventually.   “Premiere classe” from Tunis to Sousse is clean but just basic and we wonder what second ... Read more >

The Bardo Museum

Tuesday, 29 Oct 2013 | Views [631]

For a sense of what life was like for the wealthy in the Roman years in Tunisia, you can't beat the Bardo Museum.  For less than half a buck on the #4 metro leger  you will be treated to a tour of Tunis and be dropped off at the best museum ... Read more >


Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | Views [520]

Phoenician Carthage was the economic hub of the western Mediterranean in the 1st Millennium, BC.  Carthage was also a perpetual tweak of the empirical Roman nose.  When Rome had had enough, it exercised its military might and the Punic Wars ... Read more >

Tunisia Bound

Sunday, 27 Oct 2013 | Views [669]

It's a long way from Madagascar to Tunisia.  We flew in a giant 'Z,' westward from Antananarivo to Johannesburg, then NE to Dubai and finally westward to Tunis. We didn't get much rest, sardined as we were into airborne cans, so we arrived more ... Read more >

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