Tuesday Travel Blogging – Tunisia

I know I promised this last week, but things have been busy (sister in town, etc) and, in my defense, I’m being true to the country by putting up this post according to Tunisia Time (i.e., totally late). There are a ton of pictures below the fold, because I took more than 600 and I had a hard time choosing just two or three.

Tunisia was gorgeous, and I don’t think my pictures quite do it justice. Hopefully, though, they at least illustrate how physically diverse the country is — it has sea, mountains, desert, and, best of all, really hilarious kitsch postcards. I traveled with my sister, and we had a lovely time. Thankfully, our horrible Tunisian stomach diseases held off until we returned to Germany, where clean public bathrooms are plentiful and I have my own beetle-free apartment. Of course, Chrissy (my sister) may have pissed off the neighbors by puking in someone’s front yard, but c’est la vie when you’re a hot, sick Gazela* fresh from Tunisia.

I had something of a difficult time taking pictures in places like Tozeur and Mahdia (i.e., outside of big cities) because every time my sister and I stopped walking long enough for me to snap a shot, we got harassed — so there are fewer pictures of those places than I’d like. But 600 isn’t too bad, right?

And thanks again to Isaac for being such a fabulous host. The full set of Tunisia pictures can be found here.

Cafe, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

*That would be the harassing-word-of-choice among young Tunisian dudes.

Sidi Bou Said at night, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Sunset outside of Tozeur, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

(This one was taken while on horseback. And the horse was walking. I think that’s pretty good).

Market in Sousse, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Mahdia, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Sidi Bou Said, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Cafe in Sidi Bou Said, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Chebika, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Tozeur, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Jill and Chrissy with shisha, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

Man with jasmin, originally uploaded by JillNic83.

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7 comments for “Tuesday Travel Blogging – Tunisia

  1. November 6, 2007 at 11:43 am

    That particular cafe in Sidi Bou Said brings back some really happy memories. The view is ridiculous, isn’t it?
    I hope you had a wonderful time.

  2. Entomologista
    November 6, 2007 at 3:28 pm

    I can only dream of having an apartment filled with African beetles. You have no idea.

  3. Betsy
    November 6, 2007 at 4:20 pm

    Of course, Chrissy (my sister) may have pissed off the neighbors by puking in someone’s front yard
    That’ll help with the anti-americanism. ****ducks*****
    ;-) Kidding. After all, I was in Frankfurt and Hamburg during a couple of festivals, and there was much outdoor puking by Germans. Americans have no monopoly on drunken misbehavior. I’ve also seen a lot of guys in Ireland pissing in public. (Not that your sister was drunk, but that’s usually how public puking occurs.)

  4. Fauzia
    November 6, 2007 at 4:21 pm

    Those Tunisian dudes look really friendly, Jill. I don’t know what you’re talking about…harassment. Psssssh. They look like they’d love to chat you, me, anything that moved…right up.

  5. November 6, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Ha. Well, in her defense, she wasn’t drunk — she had a stomach bug, and when she went for a walk to get some fresh air she ended up yakking. Poor kid :-(

  6. Betsy
    November 6, 2007 at 8:19 pm

    Oh I realized! Hence my disclaimer at the end of my post. But that’s what it made me think of. I hope she feels better very soon!

  7. November 8, 2007 at 3:19 am

    They guy smoking shisha is kind of hot. I would have totally harassed him first.

    (mostly joking)

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