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It was getting late and we still had a drive, south to Sfax. I chose Sfax as a destination because it has the best preserved Arab Medina in
We were lucky that it was fairly easy to find the hotel and parking.
Once we got checked-in and situated we needed food. Rob checked on restaurants and found a recommended one next to the hotel. We decided if the menu was not to our liking we would go to the Monoprix (supermarket) and have a picnic in the room. When we got downstairs the restaurant was not open yet so se decided to walk to the
Approaching the wall of the old city was like approaching something trapped in time (except for the cars everywhere).
We entered through the Bab Diwan (gate) to the central artery. All of the shops were closed along the very narrow alley like streets. It felt like walking through a storage facility with all of the garage type doors covering the storefronts down for the night. There were other people in the streets, but we had a feeling of unease. There was really nothing that happened to make us feel that way other than feeling trapped and isolated if something were to happen.
We worked our way to the other side of the
After this experience we decided the picnic in the room sounded perfect so we turned down the Avenue Hedi Chaker to the Town Hall. The building with its modern two-colour façade was built in the Moorish style during the French Protectorate in the early 20th
century. We found the Monoprix and got food and drink. On the way back Rob bought a half of a roasted chicken and we were set. Dinner was a pleasant ending to an exciting and stressful day of travel.