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Monthly Archives: February 2012
We rolled into Douz around noon after our drive from Ksar Ghilene. There is nothing on the way save a few closed-looking cafes and semi-nomadic shepherds and their flocks. First we tried to find the campsite on our own, but … Continue reading
Ksar Ghilene is as far out into the sandy desert as you can easily go. Until very recently, there wasn’t even a tarmac road all the way there – just piste, compressed dirt – but the main route, the “pipeline … Continue reading
The road from Metameur wound up and down through spectacular scenery and views into the mountains, taking us through Toujane – semi-abandoned ancient dwellings tumbling down across both sides of a gorge, with the ruins of old forts high above. … Continue reading
Driving west and then south after leaving Djerba, the scenery continued to change gradually and we were in the desert. The south east of the country is hamada, or stony desert. Not knowing quite what to expect of the hamada, … Continue reading
In the Djerba post, we mentioned that we spent our last night on the island “treating ourselves” to a night in a Fondouk, an old inn or caravanserai. In a way, it wasn’t much of an extravagance, since hotels here … Continue reading
The drive towards Gabès was a long one, with nothing on the way, and after the boat from Kerkennah docked and we fought our way out of Sfax, we knew we were a bit tight on time. So when we … Continue reading
Our next stop after El Louza was the Kerkennah Islands. These tiny islands lie an hour by ferry off the coast at Sfax, so it was back on the road south from El Louza. It took us a little while … Continue reading
We reached the area near El Louza towards the end of the afternoon and the last rays of the sun were just catching the fishing boats moored on the shore at the edge of the village. We could see our … Continue reading
After a predictable stretch of road – olive trees and small settlements spaced apart by the odd rural grey-market filling station, no more than a pile of grimy 20 litre plastic drums of diesel and a funnel on a stand … Continue reading