The morning started at 5.30 am and unfortunately this time internet didn't work ! We climbed in our bus at 7 and started our long trip to the desert. It should be the longest day during the whole round trip.
450 km !
Our first stop was the Arena of El Djem which the Romans had built to entertain themselves by watching Gladiators to be killed by tigers or other wild animals or amongst themselves
I thought we should built one for all politicians in the world who want wars so that they can fight each other personally and we people would just watch them killing each other. I had a dream ....
The next stop was in a little town at the sea, not much to see besides some very original sculptures
We had a very welcomed strong Tunesian coffee there and then continued our way
We arrived in Matmata where some Berbers are still living in these houses built in the rocks. There are not many left, younger people prefer to move into modern houses.
We had lunch in this beautiful restaurant and I ate one of the best Couscous I have ever eaten in my life !
The boring and very long route took us to the desert
where we made a camel ride to watch the sunset. Besides that the camel ride was fun, the sunset less, we were too early and then there were very noisy jeeps and quads which disturbed the natural beauty, it was rather disappointing. Dominique rode also on a horse together with a berber and was excited like a little girl so much fun she had. Unfortunately she thought she had lost her money, but that's a story I have to tell later because it was so unbelievable !
Half dead we finally arrived in Douz and stayed there in the hotel Sahra, this time we had no twin beds and the hairdryer broke into two pieces.