Tag Archives: Tunisia

DON’T TAKE YOUR CAR TO THE KASBAH

“Even big trucks go through there!” said a small boy watching me try to reverse out of the kasbah in Nefta, the great date oasis in southern Tunisia. I had long wanted to travel independently of a press group, and … Continue reading

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DATES ARE THE FERTILIZERS OF OUR KNEES…runs an old Arab saying

The date-palm is considered to be the oldest tree ever cultivated by man. Date-farming is mentioned on Mesopotamian tablets from 3000 BC while the Qur’an has a reference to Mary sustaining herself on dates while birthing Jesus. Now served on … Continue reading

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OCTOPUS IS KING IN THE KERKENNAH ISLANDS

Locals eat octopus for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Kerkennah Islands off Tunisia. It is especially plentiful during the winter fishing season when menus feature octopus soup and salad, grilled octopus, breaded octopus, octopus cous-cous and fish with hot … Continue reading

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