21 Mar 2014


This week's edition will be different from my normal once, as I am on holidays in Tunisia and have described my days every day so far in the posts below. But for those who haven't followed I make a resume !

From day 1 to day 5, I got up around 8 am, went with my little computer to the morisco decorated room where I have internet connection and checked if my post was published. When finished I had my breakfast.

The dining room is always very nicely decorated.. Then I go back to my room, leave the computer there, take my Kindle, suncream etc and settle down on my beachbed at the swimming pool. There I start my daily work by taking sunbath, reading and chatting. Around noon I go swimming in the indoor pool, where I am always alone and have the huge swimming pool all for myself. At least the water is very warm and birds are chirping inside, they have built nests on the warm tubes or spots. Very cute.

Back to my room, I quickly change for lunch. Just throw a kaftan over my bathing suit.

The  animation program is just hanging besides the bar, where the shows take place. There is also a beautiful little inside garden with flower pots, rocks and pebbles. At 10.30 the bar opens and all beer, cocktail or other strong stuff drinkers are hurrying there to get their first glass followed by many others. The hotel does  "all inclusive" prices so they all drink a lot because it's free (or at least they payed already) One morning a guy made a mess because he asked for a Wodka at 8 am !!

During lunch and supper the girls from the animation team always ask me if they could sit at my table. Of course I am happy to have their company, these are such nice Tunisian girls who all speak perfectly French and I learn a lot about Tunisian modern women who are very much the same as we in our western world. I  also learn a lot about Tourist behavior ! Some are really a disaster !

Then I go back to "work". It's funny to see the Tunisians in thick winter jackets besides the sun hungry half naked tourists. 24°C for them is cold ! The cleaning women are cleaning the whole day the rubbish away which uneducated tourists leave behind !

After supper I go back to my little internet place and watch a little movie on my Kindle. So far I didn't like the shows, it's so noisy and I need rest.

I tried to take a picture of my place myself, as there was nobody and managed to take pictures of my nose, my shoes, half a face and my Kindle and the waterpipe.

Around 10 pm I am so tired from the sun and the fresh air and just doing nothing, that I fall into my bed and sleep like a baby.

The roommates spoil me, I found my bed like this yesterday evening. I think when I come back I have to ask Mr. G. to do the same for me ! I wonder how the swan will look like !

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Pieni Lintu said...

That towel swan is so cool! :)


Jo said...

Life is always "tough" in Africa, hey? I see you're having a much-needed rest. Why not phone Mr G on your little Kindle and ask him to start practicing how to fold your towel and place on the bed. He could start with a cat, but knowing him, he'd probably fold a very nice Formula One car! Ha! Have a great time and just enjoy... (((Hugs))) Jo

Andrew said...

No diplomatic soothing of waters between France and Germany today then. I can't see Mr G folding towels for you. Maybe he might put a daisy flower on your pillow.

Faith said...

your vacation sounds heavenly!!! you are truly blessed. here in New York State (eastern section) we are still dealing with dirty muddy snow that is slowly melting and grey days...although most of last weekend was sunny. but cold. I'm ready for temps in the 60s (F). Enjoy your stay!!

Anonymous said...

It sounds like a very restful vacation!

It's a shame that tourists can be rude and messy.

The swan pillow is cute!

Anonymous said...

Swan towel, I meant.

Buttons said...

Oh what a great relaxing time you are having Love the swan towel. B

Sarah Huizenga said...

I can't wait to see Mr. G's swan :)

Kathie said...

I'm glad you're having a lovely holiday. It must be so nice to lift your face to the warmth of the sun and swim in the pool. Winter must seem very far away.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's good to spoil yourself now and then -- looks like a heavenly place to do so!

Anonymous said...

I like the swan they created for you, too. That's a lovely view out the window onto a garden area.

Willow said...

Wow, I am not going to say I'm jealous but I am definitely wishing I could join you in Tunisia. Your description of the pool is great.

I'm sure you are the favorite guest because you pick up your trash and treat workers like the people they are.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are having a lovely vacation! I hope the sun and rest are rejuvenating!

In San Diego, we would often play 'spot the tourist' because as we meander the zoo, beaches, museums, we are bundled up in sweaters and long pants and the visitors are all soaking in the sun in sundresses. Anything less than 22 degrees C is cold for us! ;o)

Glad you are enjoying your trip. :o)

Susanne said...

You'll have to send Mr. G. the picture of the swan and have him start practicing now so that he will be a pro at it by the time you get back. Looks like you're having a lovely time. I would love to be someplace that is 24*C. Right now it's -7 and has been snowing on and off for 2 days here.

diane b said...

It sounds like hard work that you are doing!!!