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Feb 23, 2012 - Tozeur

Update 7/21/13: BBC NEWS ON STAR WARS SITE 2-23-12 Mose Espa of Star Wars The Phantom Menace and Nefta oasis. The US consulate called Hakim again after we left on our tour to enquire how his "guests" were doing. Wiki Info on Tozeur _____

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Apr 14, 2010 - The Sahara

There are fabulous Tunisian mosques, many with centuries-old colorful arabesque motifs. As non-Muslims, we were not allowed to enter the sanctuary itself. As we drove south, the land became less fertile. The water has been sucked out by the palm oases. The desert tourist town of Tozeur is known for fancy brick façades. The only waterfall and a Star Wars set attract many visitors. In Matmata, some people adapted to ancient threats of invasion and the harsh conditions by carving their homes out of the hillsides. We were close to the border...

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2010 April: TUNISIA

Mar 19, 2010 - Tozeur

@@@@@@@ The Jerid comes to an abrupt end at the edge of another large palmeraie and then, it was just a short drive southwest into Tozeur. We entered the city and I was immediately struck by the unique building style and by the busy streets filled with obvious outsiders. There seemed to be lots of people dressed in modern dress (ie. Blue jeans and T-shirts), looking at the souvenirs for sale on either side of the narrow streets in the souq area. We stopped at a hotel we had selected from the Lonely Planet and were surprised to find it...

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