Chot El Jarid

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Chott El Jerid, Tunisia

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Suusj Suusj
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Salt Lake, Chot El Jerid Oct 30, 2012
Chot El Jerid. Chot El Jerid is a salt lake. So when I heard that, I thought that we were gonna get on a boat and sail away. Well that's not what Chot El Jerid is. It's salty yes, but a lake? There is hardly any water in there! It was really pretty though to see the sunrise from there. To bad that there were a lot of clouds!

Chot El Jerid is about 5000 square km, yes, that's big! I know! Like I sad before there is nog water in there, it's just a dry, yellow sand/salt mixture. Temperature's can rise to 50C. So al the water from the rain season evaporates and leaves salt and minerals.

Would I go again? I don't know. I liked the sunrise, despite the clouds. But I would have been nice to be better informed about the "lake" as there is hardly a lake there. It's a free activity though, so if you have enough time, include Chot El Jarid, if you don't have that much time, maybe skip it, or just stop for a photo break.
Chot El Jerid
Chot El Jerid
Chot El Jerid
Chot El Jerid
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