Tunisia by the sea
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It seemed like a long drive to get to Hammamet, but once we did get into town, we found the hotel from the guide pretty easily. It was a little way from the Kasbah and old town but an easy walk.
I stayed in the car while Rob went inside to check on a room. He came back quickly and said we had a room for 35 TND with a sea view, as were right on the water, and breakfast included. I was shocked. Once we got inside and were being helped up to the room I understood more. As we climbed the stairs Rob told me later he thought the guy helping us with the suitcase had body odor, but then realized it was the building. We made out way to the top floor and an end room.
The room was fairly cramped for space, but the view was out of this world. This was truly a moment of location, location, location. We opened the doors and just indulged in the beauty and majesty of the
After getting settled a little we walked along the beach towards town to get dinner. It was so wonderful to be on a beach again.
After the purchase we had to make our way through the medina and all the shop keepers who wanted us to look for just a minute and he had a special deal.
Once we were on the main square I noticed some postcards and decided to pick up a few more. While we were in the shop I saw the cutest houses and decided to buy a couple the price was 18 TDN for the two I wanted. I tied to bargain and the guy wouldn’t do it. I decided not to buy and as we walked out Rob kept telling me to go back. We saw some stand against the wall of the Kasbah so we went over to them and one of them had the houses. I started the process and the guy started at 38 TDN for just one.
Now the next challenge was to find a good restaurant that would provide a good option for and Rob. We both needed a good meal. As Rob reviewed the guide books and assessed the possibilities we moved closer to the waterfront. The sun was going down and painting the horizon wonderful shades of reds and orange causing the blue above to become a brilliant hue. A long the shore there were boats beached and rolled over so their hulls faced the sky. It was an ideal beach scene and I was able to get some great shots. We had someone take a couple of pictures for us. As the light grew dimmer we focused on a place to eat.
The head waiter was very welcoming and nice. He ushered us to a table and discussed the menu and options. We agreed on couscous for both of us (me with veggies and Rob with lamb). He brought olives and harissa to as a starter. We also had a bottle of
With very full bellies and huge smiles on our faces we headed back towards the hotel.
Once we were in the room, we relaxed and I worked on the blog while Rob read. When we turned in the peaceful sound of the ocean lulled us to sleep. It turned out to be a great ending to a day.