Gritty Tunisian city
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We discovered a fantastic patisserie where we bought pain au chocolate and the most amazing almond pastry filled with chocolate. We supplement that with items form the Monoprix for a nice brunch which we ate in the courtyard area in front of the Kasbah. We watched people picking through piles of clothes on tables while a guy yelling out “everything is a dinar” or so it seemed.
We visited the
Lost in the maze of the medina… helped by nice young woman to find museum
We entered the
After exploring all we could here and it still being very early and we didn’t really have anything else to see, we decided to get out of town a day early. I suggested we go to a coastal town and stay the night. Rob agreed. We had to make one stop for me to get a photo of a specific mosque on the way back to the hotel. We fought our way through the crowded and bustling streets and reached the outer wall which we could follow to the Sidi Amar Kammoun mosque. The details are unique and tell of its ancient origins. It can easily be missed but, the effort should be made to find as it is truly an original.
After that we headed back to the room finished off the food left from the night before, packed and headed out. The man at the front desk seemed surprised we were checking out as we had already paid for the night, but who cared at that point. We were off to Hammamet. As we exited by the same crazed driving circus as before we passed many different and interesting minaret styles. Out in the country Rob made a stop in an olive orchard to get a picture.