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

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DSC_5219-e Em selfie in Desert Tunisia Sahara 3 Em in desert tunisia 5 Sahara Sand IMG_6436 IMG_6437 IMG_6438 IMG_3043 IMG_3045 IMG_3047 IMG_3050 IMG_3051 IMG_3052 IMG_6438 IMG_3052 IMG_3051 IMG_6444 IMG_6448IMG_6447This shows a bit of the Wind that was raging IMG_6450 IMG_6452 IMG_3059 IMG_3060 IMG_3063 IMG_3066 IMG_3067 IMG_3069 IMG_3073 IMG_3077 IMG_3079 IMG_3088 IMG_3089 IMG_3091 IMG_3092 IMG_3099 IMG_3101 IMG_3102 IMG_3103 Em in Desert Tunisia 2 Em in Sahara IMG_3123 IMG_3149 IMG_3150 IMG_3151Sand blowing at night Breakfast Bread being made on the desert Sand IMG_3157 IMG_3158 IMG_3159 IMG_3160 IMG_3161 IMG_3162 IMG_3163 IMG_3164 IMG_3165 IMG_3166 IMG_3167 IMG_3177 IMG_3178 IMG_3181 Yum!!! IMG_3182 IMG_3183 IMG_3184 IMG_3186 IMG_3188 IMG_3194The Camels enjoy the Watermelon leftovers IMG_3197 IMG_3199time to leave the Sahara

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


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…


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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)


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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