Sorry I haven't been able to post over the last few days. Things have been a little hectic.
Anyway, my food has been good and so has my exercise. I walked 4.40miles/7 kilometers yesterday and 6.23miles/10 kilometers today. My water hasn't been as good but I'll make sure I drink enough today.
Well, here are some pictures of Tunisian landscapes, as promised. They are way too many but ....If you want to get a better view of something just click on the photo.
Tunisia has miles of coastline that flanks the Mediterranean sea. These photos are from various points along that coastline.
Souks are shopping areas within the medinas. They are very interesting but very intense experiences as merchants compete so vigorously for one's attention that their behaviour borders on harrassment.
This photo of Sfax is an example of what the nouvelle villes look like. Nouvelle villes were built by the French when they colonised Tunisia in the 19th century.
The village of Chenini was carved into the stone of this mountain.
Door to one of the homes.
Duiret is another town where the buildings are carved into the mountain.
View from the top of Duiret. No matter how poor the village, there's always a pristine white mosque.
Olive trees also grow in great abundance in the south. They seem to be able to grow under the harshest of conditions.
Yikees!!! A sandstorm. Guess we were bound to experience one of these considering how much wind and sand there was around.
The Oasis town of Douz is knows as the Door to the Desert. When you leave here your heading for the Sahara.
Contrary to popular belief most of the Sahara is not lovely sand dunes. Most of it is flat scrubby driness as below.
but when you get to the dunes, a fabulous reward ...