An enjoyable trip with an opportunity to see the real Tunisia and not just the tourist resorts.
Don't get me wrong, it was a long trip covering 700km over 36 hours but saw many sites.
For me, the trip into the Sahara on camel back was the highlight. A word of advice though, we stopped half way for a break from our camels and before we knew it we had bottles of coke thrust into our hands with the tops coming off before you had the chance to realise what was happening. These drinks were then sold at the elevated price of 5TD (about £2.30) so not the end of the world but a bit underhand.
The jeep safari into the desert to see the Star Wars set was also excellent.
We stopped at the salt lakes and a horse drawn carriage ride into the desert oasis to see how dates are cultivated.
We stopped on the way to see El Djem, a Roman amphitheatre where Gladiator was filmed and the great mosque on the way back.
It was a long journey with a lot of travelling and early mornings but we saw so much we wouldn't have been able to see otherwise. I would not have liked to hire a car and done that journey independently. Even passing through the towns and seeing how the true Tunisians lived was interesting if not an eye opener.
A lot of memories and good photographs.
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