Pictures Camel Trek into the Sahara and a Night with the Bedouins

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Final Travel Thoughts from my Journeys to Spain, Iran, Turkey & Tunisia

FINAL REFLECTIONS OF MY TRAVEL 2015

15 Flights

3 Trains

5 Buses

Umpteen Vans

Many Many Taxis

1 Hot Air Balloon

Several Trollies

13 Metros

2 Boats

2 Few Private Cars

2 Camels

Lots of Walknig

Some Hiking

5 Languages that I butchered but attempted nonetheless

4 (actually 5 since Iran had the Rial & the Toman) Currencies

I can’t even count how many Mosques

8 Churches

3 Synagogues

7 Palaces

4 Castles

10 + Roman Ruins(they certainly did a lot of conquering!)

10 Bazaars

Cave Hotels(But the best in Chenini Tunisia) & all sorts of other type of Hotels

Valleys & Mountains

Cities & Countrysides

Lots and Lots of deserts

Fabulous Food adventures

Some new sweets & some oldies but goodies

New Spices and Old ones used new

Too Much Cola

Fabulous Teas

Squat Toilets in all levels of cleanliness and then not so much

Throne Toilets with a twist

No Paper down the pipes…only in trash cans

Greta Music

Interesting Smells

Trash Cans constantly eluded me…seems in the US we like the idea of Public Trash Cans, the rest of the world not so much!

It’s amazing how well I could ask for directions using hand signals…broken Spanish, Farsi, Turkish, French, some version of Arabic…peppered with a little English AND a Map.

There are lots of Dopplegangers in this World…

Rules for Lines/Cues are not usually followed…especially Older Women…they just cut all lines…I am looking forward to being an unabashed Line cutter when I get old.

Each Country was distinctly Different!

Bags of wonderful unique Chocolate

I thought it would be hard dressing in a hijab and tunics BUT it turned out to be quite easy and freeing since I rarely worried about my hair! But at times, the tunics were a bit warm, especially in 115 degree desert

Very Easy area of the world to travel

Fruits & Veggies much tastier & Juicy

CNN is a far better Network outside the US…Show tons of short documentations on all sorts…

…and 6 Incredible Weeks of Memories

The world is an amazingly fabulous place…but my garden and home own my soul!

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Pictures of Tunisia-the Coastal Villages of Mahida & Sidi Bou Said and the Capital of Tunis

IMG_3517 IMG_3519 IMG_3520Coastal Fishing Village of Mahida

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IMG_3766To Visit the other Chickens who crossed too! 

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Sidi Bou Said-Coastal Town close to Tunis

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IMG_3902 IMG_3904I found this poor little guy and bought him some food…

TUNIS

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Pictures – The Drive North…Tozeur…Chebika and the Gorge &Waterfall…Kairouan…El Jem, the Ancient Roman Colosseum

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IMG_3214Hitchhiking to Algeria on a Hot and Windy Day!

IMG_3215 IMG_3216Dog chasing cars roadside bathroom stop

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Roman Colosseum

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Pictures of all sorts of Fun Places in Southern Tunisia and Chenini, Including Star Wars Set Pics

IMG_5693El Ghriba Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in North Africa)

IMG_5694El Ghriba Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in North Africa)

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El Ghriba Synagogue (the oldest synagogue in North Africa)

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Star Wars Set and Recreation of Tataouine

IMG_2671 IMG_2669Here is a choice…continue to Tataouine or head to Tripoli…so close…

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