24 Jun 2012

ROUNDTRIP THROUGH TUNISIA DAY 7



This morning we left the Hotel Diplomat in Tunis (photo above). It was our last day of the round trip. Unfortunately the atmosphere between our group was a little disturbed because of the constant fighting between the driver and the catastrophe on legs who was supposed to be our guide.

As I had sat behind the driver and Dominque or Nicole besides me all the way along,  we saw of course everything which the others didn't see. The driver had to remind him all the time what he had to explain as he slept peacefully with the microphone as pacifier in his mouth ! So the group was split into 2 parts one part for the driver (the French speaking people in the group) and the others were mostly Flemish. Apparently they weren't disturbed at all about the stupidities the guide said. One even told me that if I want to have explanations during the trip I should book an "intellectual" one ! Please consider me as intellectual from now on.



There was not much to see besides very original street sculptures between our drive from Tunis to Sousse, one part of our group left us in Hammamet which was due to its beaches the first tourist destination in Tunisia and we got off in Sousse at the Hotel Riadh Palms. The guide didn't come with us to Sousse as he should have done, but abandoned us with the driver. Fortunately ! because he was very kind and explained a little about the modern life in Tunisia, the corrupted president and showed us also his residences and one which he had had built for his 5 year old son ! No wonder that people are not happy. But they don't want the Islamists neither at least the people who have some culture and don't want to loose their freedom which they still have now. Like in all countries the poors and less instructed people are always believing what the politicians promise especially when it's wrapped in a religious gift parcel !

After lunch we checked into our room, simple but comfortable unfortunately without internet connection, I have to go for that to the reception area. There is Wifi in the huge entrance hall. The afternoon we spent at the beach which was full of people roasting in the sun. We found a little place in the shade for the 3 of us and will see how it works tomorrow.



Hotel Riadh Palms where we will stay until wednesday


9 comments:

Jo said...

Your hotels look nice. Sorry about the one with awful spaghetti. I'm sure you have many stories to tell and I look forward to reading them. Have a great trip further.

A Lady's Life said...

It looks like a nice hotel.
Too bad about the tourist guide but not surprising :)

Cezar and Léia said...

So you dispatched the silly guide to the silly guy who thinks that tourist trips don't need tourist explanations? Well done! And you took the nice driver with you. Even better!
Poor driver who must have to suffer the idiot guide over and over...
Good to know that hotels in Tunisia offer a variety of choices: either a firm bed or a good Internet connection, but not both at the same time! Makes sense...
Oops, I guess I got a strange mood today... lol
God bless you!
Cezar

sandra carlier said...

Your hostel looks marvelous! Les frères musulmans prennent le pouvoir partout là où le vent de la révolution de jasmin promettait tant de démocratie et de liberté gagnée. C'est triste. Je pense que tu vas passer là une belle semaine de repos sous le soleil!

Loree said...

The hotel looks nice. Pity about the guide. I guess you got a really lazy one.

Kay L. Davies said...

Well, you certainly made me laugh about "the catastrophe on legs"!
Glad you are having a good time with your friends in spite of the guide fighting with the driver.
K

peppylady (Dora) said...

I have to wonder if the ball will be part of your street art for your up coming “photo hunt”...Education is important for some to govern them self. Stay safe and have a great time...Coffee is on.

peppylady (Dora) said...

I have to wonder if the ball will be part of your street art for your up coming “photo hunt”...Education is important for some to govern them self. Stay safe and have a great time...Coffee is on.

diane b said...

Oh no that even makes it worse when the passengers can't agree. The hotel looks beautiful here.