2 Day Excursion
Kairouan Travel Blog› entry 3 of 4 › view all entries
August 13th, 2007 – by: Farore
Then on to Tozeur, where we visited a plantation (with dades, banana, olives, apples). We got a tour by cart, but i felt sorry for the little skinny horses that had to pull the carts through the heat. And the smell wasn't exactly like a rosegarden....After that we made a quick trip to the edge of Chott El Djerid, a saltlake, and then off to Gafsa for dinner and a short night sleep.
Next morning, 4.00 am. Not a joke. Breakfast at 4.30 am, drive off at 5.00 am. Everybody was sleeping in the bus again. We saw a sunset at about 7.00 am, so we stopped for a quick photoshoot. Then on again to Douz. Douz is the first city to border the Sahara desert. And that's the place we got to ride a camel :D Well dromedary. And it was awesome. The Sahara is beautiful. Hard to describe when all you can think of is sand...but it's amazing. Unfortunately our camera decided to quit at that time so i don't have many pictures of it :S, and we couldn't go back to get spare batteries.
Off the camel, in the bus again, going to Matmata, visiting a berberhouse. It was nice to see for once. After that to the pace where a Star Wars scene was shot. (I'll put pictures of it...and please tell me which Star Wars it is if you know because i don't recognize it....)
Then lunch and driiiiiving a long time to the colloseum of El Djem. Which was absolutely fantastic! And after spending an hour there we were brought back to Sousse.
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