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Matmata

Berber woman in Troglodyte house
I might taste of the lotus and forget the way home....

January 22nd 2008
"....We landed in the country of the Lotus-Eaters, who live on a flowering food." Homer:The Odyssey. Tunisia was a gentle re-introduction to the African continent. It has good tourist infrastructure, an efficient public transport system and its people are friendly and helpful. After 6 months back in Britain earning some money, I'm traveling again. (See my ... read more
Africa » Tunisia » Tunis

Tunisian Flag Following independence from France in 1956, President Habib BOURGUIBA established a strict one-party state. He dominated the country for 31 years, repressing Islamic fundamentalism and establishing rights for women unmatched by any other Arab nation.... ... read more
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