Sunny South Tunisia

Like a pale disk the sun rose from the sands surrounding the glorious oasis. The early morning sunlight, filtered by the palm trees, held only a memory of the fierce heat of the day before. Finally free of their burdens, her finely sculpted hand safe in his, they could start this new day dreaming of

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World Heritage Sites

Amphitheatre of El Jem Date of Inscription: 1979N35 17 47.004 E10 42 24.984  3/5 El Jem is famous for its amphitheatre, capable of seating 35,000 spectators. Only Rome’s Colosseum (about 45,000 spectators) and the ruined theatre of Capua are larger. The amphitheatre at El Jem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was

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Travel Tips

Maison de Jeunes – SousseCite Sahloul 4000Camping is possible but costs the same as a room. It’s cheap and dirty but the people are super friendly and it’s nice to see how they keep the kids of the streets. Hotel Dar Ali – DjerbaBP. 86 Sidi Mahrez, hoteldarali@topnet.tnCheap and clean rooms with swimming pool and

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20 camels please!

“Hello.”“Mister Kloet?”“Yes…”“I want 20 camels!”“Excuse me? Who is this?”“This is Ahmed from Libya! I have your son and his wife. I want 20 camels or I will never let them go… ”“Oh hi Ahmed… black ones?”“Don’t take me for a fool Mr. Kloet, white camels naturally… those pesky black beasts are worthless!”“Ok ok… can I

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Welcome to Algeria

‘You follow…’‘Excuse me?’‘Miss Melody, you follow!’ the Judge repeated, getting exasperated. His lack of comprehensible English would have been funny, if not for our situation.Ahmed tried to ask him in Arabic exactly what he wanted to know, but the Judge would not have it.‘OK Miss Melody, you Ahmed know in Europe yes contact? You follow!’‘But

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World Heritage Sites

Archaeological Site of Cyrene Date of Inscription: 1982N32 49 30 E21 51 30  3/5 Cyrene was an ancient Greek colony in present-day Shahhat; Libya, the oldest and most important of the five Greek cities in the region. It gave eastern Libya the classical name Cyrenaica that it has retained to modern times. Cyrene lies

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