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April 21st 2015
Published: April 21st 2015
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We are here on the island of Djerba which is off the east coast of Tunisia. There are large resort hotels here and the island appears to enjoy a higher standard of living than the other parts of the country that we have seen. Our sightseeing today included a cultural museum that featured dioramas of traditional activities and a live camel used to thresh grain (see picture of one of the tour group seated behind the camel). Commonly, traditional Tunisian doors use nail heads to make good luck designs (see picture). We visited the souk located in the old part of town and while others went shopping, I had a glass of chai, ie sweet mint tea (see picture). Then we drove to a beachside restaurant (see picture) for a lunch of very fresh seafood. We came back to the hotel and I attempted to go swimming. I wanted to take a dip in the Mediterranean Sea, but unfortunately the red pennant was flying, indicating that the swimming is forbidden at the moment. I'm not sure why, but I suspect that sea bathing doesn't really get going around here for another couple of months. (Uncle Jim took a picture of me in front of the red pennant, but I won't have access to it u

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29th April 2015

horah, Bill
You made it to Tunisia, warm weather!!! Did you get to Carthage? Occasional sunshine, here. We enjoy your blogs Thank s Pat PS Dana says hello

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