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May 1, 2018 - Africa and Middle East Lite...Tunis, Tunisia

Fran did a nice job of summing up our time in Tunisia, so I'll quote from his facebook entry here and expand on his comments to provide the more detailed summary for those interested: Fran: "My biggest take-home message about Tunisia is that more people should come here. The safety warnings are old news but poor little Tunisia does not have the clout to get them removed. It is a very safe country now with a lot of amazing history and very cool things to see and the people are SO friendly and helpful. I highly recommend a trip here." (Me:...

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Jul 24, 2015 - Le retour...10 jours

Je suis à 10 jours de mon retour à Montréal. Je n’ai pas écrit ici depuis mon arrivé du Japon à Tunisie. J’ai surtout utilisé Facebook, qui est plus spontané mais aussi très expéditif. Si je n’ai pas écrit ici, c’est que la suite de mon voyage était déjà des endroits que j’avais visités. De plus je crois être encore sous l’emprise de la première partie de ce voyage qui fut sans contre dit le plus beau de tous mes voyages. Ici Guy doit sourire, car à chaque année je dis la même chose. Ce voyage ci m’a permis de faire beaucoup de nouvelles...

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May 27, 2014 - Tunisie - La Marsa - ..elle est ou la plume de Jennifer

La Marsa – Live it up! Ma troisième année en Tunisie. Les 2 premières à Sidi Bou Said et cette fois-ci à La Marsa, environ à 2 kilomètres de Sidi. Quand je suis chez Philippe, c’est comme pour moi un peu chez moi. Ça me fait un temps d’arrêt dans mon rythme de voyage. Presque tous les jours je fais mes exercices et/ou mon jogging. Je cuisine, je fais la vaisselle, le lavage, le repassage….Un peu comme chez moi. Comme Philippe et Don travaillent, je me couche tôt et je me lève tôt. Mais il y a toujours l’atmosphère de vacances. Faire ces...

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Jan 1, 2014 - La Goulette, Tunis

We were excited that we could get a port stop in North Africa in Tunisia on this voyage. Tunis has a long history in which many civilizations left their mark. The French influence remains evidenced with the street names appearing in both French and Arabic. The Medina, or the medieval old town, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Unfortunately or fortunately depending on whether you like to shop, New Year's Day is a serious holiday here and the area felt a little like a ghost town. The narrow alleys, home to the Souks (bazaars) and souvenir...

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A Wedding & A Cruise

Dec 15, 2013 - Tunis and Carthage Tunisia North Africa

We were excited to step off the ship and into another world today Africa. Well it is Africa but North Africa which is more like the Middle East. We took an all day tour and while interesting it was dirty and a little scarey. First we went to the Bardo museum which houses some of the best Roman Mosaics in the world. These were amazing like paintings and done with small chips of pottery but most amazing done close to 2000 years ago. After the museum we ventured into the Medina the bowels and I mean bowels of the city into a maze of shops and...

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Feb 27, 2012 - Tunis

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunis 2-27 Exploring Dizerte and Cornish and then traveling by bus to Tunis, I've noticed piles of trash and garbage, more and more all along the way. Also, talking with the receptionist at Hotel Atlas and gal at the internet both who spoke reasonable English, I learned that since the revolution laws have not been enforced w.r.t. land ownership. Their opinion was that people have taken advantage of the situation and built on land not their own or w/o permission or permits. Likewise, because the revolution began...

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Feb 15, 2012 - Tunis via Washington DC & Frankfurt - no captions on photos

Our travels via air were just as expected, long, cramped and uneventful...saw lots of snowcapped mountains in Europe and everywhere cold, cold! The seats DC to Frankfurt were next to servral crying babies (pleased Bon no end, ha!), but fortunately, the stewardess asked if we'd change our seats to accommodate 2 other members of the family. YES! Our reward a complimentary wine to boot! 4 movies and 20+ hours later we landed in Tunis @ 11:30am their time. Waited for Mari's flight 2 hours...then catch up talking, dressing again to combat the...

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Nov 21, 2011 - Last day Tunis

Spent part of the day up-dating my travel journal. It is very windy day and some rain has also fallen. Just short trip to the Centre and saying good bye to the few Libyans I could find in the hotel. If you do not apprciate smoke do not go to Tunisia and Morocco! The have never heard of "non-smoking" areas or designed rooms. It is just disgusting how all the men smoke anywhere anyt time. I find it hard to take when you ate trying to enjoy a nice dinner and within a radius of two meters 3 -5 smokers light up and light up and continu chain...

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Nov 18, 2011 - Travel from Marrakesh to Tunis, Tunisia via Casablanca

Left the hotel early and headed for the train station for the trip from Marrakesh to Casablanca. Had breakfast in the station before the train departed at 09:00 and arrived in Casablanca at 12:30 there is a connection to the airport, so one does not have to take a taxi to the airport. The Royal Air Maroc flight departed at 14:20 and it was full. What a "circus" - almost everyone brings his suitcase on board! We were delayed trying to fit in everyone and all that baggage. I think it is ridiculous that people are not forced to check-in their...

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Oct 5, 2011 - Shanghaied in Tunisia

Wednesday 5th October 2011 Weather:-28degrees La Goullette, Tunisia Tunisia's history dates back over some 3,000 years. The country has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. During the 12th to 16th centuries, Tunis was considered one of the most important and wealthiest cities in the Arab world. It finally gained independence from France in 1956. Tunis, the capital of Tunisia, actually consists of three cities: the modern Capital City of the Tunisian Republic, with its wide streets, skyscrapers and...

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Mar 13, 2011 - Tunisia

“Welcome to Tunisia, where the time is noon o’clock” announced the Alitalia flight attendant as we completed the 50 minute flight from Rome to Tunis. Although we were not too keen on taking a group tour, we felt better when the taxi dropped us off at the Sheraton, rather than a hostel. There were 29 in the group, including 18 Australians, and we had a quite a few lovely mums to look after us along the way. Although the barbed wire road blocks, tanks and soldiers were widespread, we felt safe and enjoyed the enthusiasm of a population who...

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Oct 2, 2010 - Palermo (Sicily) to Tunis

10.15 Left Hotel Garage (Palermo) 10.20 Arrived at Port Ferry already there 11.00 Tickets handed out 11.15 Coffee. Watched unloading start! 11.40 (29 decrees centigrade) Tickets and Pssport check 12.00 Boarded Ferry Lunch 14.00 Ferry Set off Log brought up to date sitting in sunshine on deck Video edited and backed up Su Doku Chat Watched sunset Lemon Tart & Banana More Su Doku Read Book 23.35 Ferry still going 00.05 Drove off Boat 00.17 Finished Passports 11.30 Discovered that there was a time change while changing money 11.48 Finished...

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Rallye Med 2010

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