TUNIS - DECEMBER 2007
«A Night in Tunisia» is a great 1942 tune written by Dizzy Gillespie. In December 2007, we spent several nights in Tunisia, but had no chance to hear Dizzy...
To believe in tourist guides, «Tunis is a city that lies somewhere in between the ancient and the modern. The city is not very Arab, nor is it very African. And even though you might have heard otherwise, it's not so European either». Actually, you may find that Tunis is a somehow mysterious city, mixing the old and the new, and several cultures at the same time.
"CANTABRIAN MOUNTAINS - We flew through Paris to get to Tunis. The advantage was that, at sunset, the views from the Cantabrian Mountains were absolutely stunning"
"KARTHAGO LE PALACE - The hotel, located on Gammarth Hill, along the Mediterranean Sea, had interesting views towards the sea"
"GOVERNMENT SQUARE - The large square hosts the Government quarters and is amazingly clean. It makes a sharp contrast to the narrow streets of the Medina. The National Monument, surrounded by the flags, takes the centre of the Place"
"MINISTRY OF FINANCES"
"FOUNTAINS - At Government Square and close to the Prime Minister's Office"
"THE MINARET of the Kasbah Mosque"
"PM'S OFFICE - The Prime Minister's Office is housed in the Dar el Bey, once a royal guesthouse. Deserted in the evenings, the area is quite busy during the office hours..."
"DAR EL JELD is a converted 18th century Ottoman residence, with a beautiful tiled courtyard, wonderful stucco decorations and lovely Moorish furnishings. Traditional Tunisian food such as prawn kebabs and lamb stew comes next..."
"MEDINA - Ready for shopping? Prepare to bargain..."
"HAMMAMET - the so-called Tunisian St. Tropez - is one of the top tourist destinations in Tunisia. Amazingly, there is some kind of a Disneyland there, with fake reproductions of many of the most important monuments in Tunisia, including minarets..."
"SAND ROSES - Supposedly from the Tunisian Sahara Desert"
Paz from New York was so kind to pass these awards to me. I'm truly honoured and delighted!
Thank you Paz!
Azer Mantessa made another music with some of my pictures. He named it GMG Travels the World and is an amazing work! I'm thrilled: 8 minutes and 11 seconds of a wonderful video (pictures included ;))! Thanks Azer!