So we took our first steps on the African continent and what a voyage full of delights and frolics it was.
Having arrived at the airport, got ripped off by a pretend airport porter and getting on the wrong coach, only to refuse the help of the hotel porter at the drop off point, I realised I’d left my camera on the coach, yes, the wrong coach.
So I needed the help of the hotel porter that I had just offended. He was most helpful and got the coach driver on the phone and made him travel back 20 miles to the hotel to give me back my stuff. He got a large tip due to my incredible relief, not unlike the feeling you get when you think you’ve just been convicted of murder and realise that it was just a bad dream.
So, Camera at the ready we went on our coach tour of Tunisia, seeing the troglodytes, various beautiful oasis’s and eventually getting to ride a camel into the Sahara. This was a weird place with lots of arabic hawkers. I paid the equivalent of about £1.50 for 200ml of coka cola! Not bad work if you can get it…
The Sahara hotel was lovely, better than our hotel in Sousse but we only had one night and we smelled very strongly of camel’s. On the trip back we saw many more oasis’s and a waterfall in the middle of the desert that the Roman’s had once controlled.
All in all we liked the little bit of arabic influenced Africa we saw. Here’s a video of our camel ride.