Tunisia

Bronwyn
Tunisia
July 28, 2003

Today I rode a camel across the Sahara. Well not exactly, I did that on Friday. Today I am in Basingstoke but I am pretending I am in Tunisia for the purpose of this post. Tunisia is hot, really, really hot. We are talking upwards of 40 degrees celcius and all you do is drink. As noticed the Sahara is there as well as another couple of deserts. I learnt lots. An oasis is a bit different to how I imagined and an entire community is based of farming the heck out of it. I stopped being a tourist long enough to realise that a photo of a date tree was going to be something I regreted.

Dan and I got used to dealing with creepy men trying to sell us stuff and because he is blonde and I am a women not covered in scarves it was pretty obvoius we weren't from around there. In Tunisia they speak French and Arabic and I had to kiss the bartender goodbye when I left as I was the first New Zealander he had ever seen and I was suprisingly light in colour.

So in Tunisia we saw sets for The Gladiator and Star Wars and The Life of Brian. I did send post cards but the post office doesn't seem to reliable. I had to put my mail in a bird cage in stead of a post box! When I asked the man at reception about using the internet while I was there he said that there was none at this hotel (where there were approx 800 guests) but there were some places you drink coffee with computers somewhere in Sousse or Monastir. Since most of the coffee drinking was done by men and I couldn't ask the locals where I was going I decided to save this post for now. Tomorrow we head to Spain and should be together again.



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