Thursday, December 15, 2005


Tunis Trip 2005 PART III

I had to divide the post into a third part as I've been having connection problems these last few days in Tripoli due to the rain and wind. The satellite dish almost flew off our roof this year and each time it rains there is so much static on the telephone line that there is hardly any tone.


What was I talking about ? aaah the Tunisian capital is a charming little city, please have a look at some of the streets.



A restaurant cafe?


In each country I go to I like visiting their main ‘old’ market, well here is the entrance to the medina/souk .Just like we have one in Tripoli only more commercial , i.e. geared for tourists perhaps ? I loved the antiquarians, but I have no way of knowing if those are real antiques or not so I did not buy any.


Souk.....


Their traditional clothes carry a lot of similarities to ours, witness those beautiful silks here..


So I'll log off and let you enjoy Tunis.

8 comments:

removedalready said...

Tunis looks more like a european city, don't you think?

AlanK said...

Highlander

nice pictures, was suprised about the rain as assumed you got a desert like conditions in all of libya

Hannibal said...

Highlander: I really enjoyed the pics I just felt myself making the same tour as yours some time last summer. Coming to the antiques items, they are not real but they are artifacts destined mainly to tourists , you should have bought some as a souvenir though :)If you were looking for real things, there are of course stores selling them inside the Medina itself.Thank you for sharing this with us.

programmer craig said...

I think I'll get one of those < $100 systems too! CRANKABLE power? I love it. Not that I'd actually use it, but for $100, it'd be a great thing to have during an emergency when there's no power. I wonder if it'll be available in the US?

Highlander said...

Redenclave , some of the buildings look European true but not all. There is a lot of history in Tunis.

AlanK, thanks :) - as for rain I assure we have torrential rain here at times and SNOW ( very rarely but it happend ).

Hannibal, I'm glad to have reminded you of home. Yes I did like the walk. I bought a lot of souvenirs on my earlier trips. So this time I simply wanted to bask in the peace ...

Programmer_Craig, I would not mind such a laptop either, but apparently it is supposed to be sold to NGOs and government in their 'bridging the digital gap' programs ..but we shall see what happens..

Hannu said...

HL, nice pictures! Tunisia has a very warm spot in my heart! lol You should have bought some artifacts from the medina; we did and they proved to be good quality. You just have to bargain.

This picture of yours is of the same place as this one here (read the note on the pic!) Back in 1998 the fountain was not there, but there was this instead, bab bhar, I believe, marking the entrance to the old city. Is it still there? Can't wait to go back to Tunis with the kids!

Hannibal said...

@Hanu: It is no longer there, the fountain replaced the oval green area.

Highlander said...

Hanu , yes the fountain is there now ..Hannibal just answered you.
Thanks for sharing your photos my dear. You must have been newly married there .