Tunisia, Africa and Roman Ruins
Today we saw the country of Tunisia on the way out to the Roman ruins of Dougga. What an experience! I could say there was some culture shock, but at the same time I think I expected what I saw. Tunisia is a Muslim country where the women still wear veils (usually only older women). The landscape was beautiful, but reminded me of California. It seems that the more I see of the world, the more it looks the same. Not in a bad way, it just makes me realize that we are not all so different, we just make different choices. One of our tour guides was a nice student named Tarek, and while we toured the Roman ruins (which did NOT look like anything I had ever seen before except in movies), he and I talked about their culture and ours and I learned more than I could from any class. On the way out to the ruins, I was overcome by the need to pee (thanks mom) and the bus had to stop in a small village. I felt so bad, but as it turned out, all the other ladies had to go also. (Of course the men went too.) And the tour guide decided to give us an impromptu tour of the village. (Yay, me and my bladder!) It was so interesting to see how they really live here. Tarek said that in this part of the country, women are not usually allowed into cafes, so the shop owner was really doing them a favor letting all of us go. I just can hardly describe everything we saw. Oh, and all the efforts Americans make against pollution and for recycling are reversed in the country of Tunisia. Tonight's show starts in five minutes, so I have to go. More later!
5/23/2010 09:43:38 am
We are thinking of doing a private tour. Did you hear of any that were good?
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