Published: May 22nd 2011May 21st 2011
Too bad the guys can't find time to relax
At a cafe near Tunis--hanging out with the locals.
After telling our Canadian goodbye as he left for the airport, dad and I hopped in the car with our new driver and took off down the coast of Tunisia. We drove through small villages and saw a lot of agriculture along our way, including wheat harvest, vineyards, fruit trees and herds of sheep/goats. The countryside is beautiful and some of the estates remind us of France.
After driving only a couple of hours, we stopped in Sousse to spend the night. We are staying on the beach with incredible views. We found an old 4 star hotel--paid about 25 dollars each for ocean view suite that included breakfast. There is a nice boardwalk where local tourists and local residents seem to gather. Very popular place.
While we were out walking in Sousse, a small rain storm rolled in but really didn't even settle the dust. Before bedtime, the wind really picked up which made the waves roll in with a fury. Slept with our windows and doors open to catch the ocean breezes and it sounded like we were on a boat.
We left Sousse to go to Kairouan to see the Great Mosque. We walked around
No, not exactly the Golden Arches
The closest thing we have seen to Western style restaurants.
the city and toured a few spots of interest--Koran school, famous well with working camel and the old city.
As we were going about town we saw a woman get hit by a car--right in front of us. Dad saw her get hit and fall, I just saw her on the ground. After a bit, it seemed she was going to be okay. Everything we have read about travel safety mentions that travelers are more likely to get injured in a car accident than anything else. Yikes!
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