Teaching the Hungarians a thing or two in Tunis
11.09.2007 26 °C
We arrived in Tunis yesterday, and so far we have been fleeced twice and nearly robbed once and almost sold a drum / lamp / vase by a man who had "a brother in Cumbria". Robber was clever but needs to practice his vanishing trick as we could both see the coin he'd palmed. fleecers include the friendly local who, having told us about a great viewing spot - this much was true - proceeded to ruin our photo opportunities, try to sell us perfume, and then demand payment for the trouble. but I outfoxed him as my wallet was empty, which I showed him! heh.
Yesterday we went to the Medina which is kinda like something from Arabian Nights but with Arsenal shirts, the great (Zaytouna) Mosque - closed, especially to infidels - and a rooftop view (no photos), oh also parliament square where a heroin addict said he hated "President Blair" but liked England. Dinner was excellent, in great atmosphere and large portions, if a little pricier than we'd aim for. Venue: Andalous on Rue de Marseille.
Today we went to Carthage, pretty ruinous but some great bits, my favourite was the old baths and the Cathedral, also checked out the museum, ports (historic) and sacrificial grounds. Train conductor fleeced us. These guys are on a constant mission to rob us and its not so much a case of "you buy" as "too late my friend, you already bought!"
Tomorrow we hope we're heading for Douz, bus permitting... tourist info wouldn't tell us times but did try to sell us a tour for 100 quid! If not maybe go to El'Jem instead, or just chill by the coast for a day and swim in the Med.