Djerba, Tunisia trip – 6. Tunisian Market

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IMG_20191117_105904354 1024Tunisia’s #1 most famous product – dates!   these are not the shrivelled up ones that come in a small box, the fresh ones are really nice!!

This is a huge market where you can buy all kinds of things.

I walked the distance of this road, and there must have been over a kilometre of vendors with stuff for sale and entirely locals out buying.   I rarely saw any other tourists.

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Most of the people are selling out of vans and pick up trucks, but also what looks like a converted fire engine.   These pickled vegetables use recycled fizzy drink bottles, something that Arabs in Nazareth, Israel I saw years ago.

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Saucepans, electrical fittings and motorcycle parts.   There are a lot of small scooters around Djerba, every teenage lad seems to have one, a little worrying as no one uses helmets.

1. Plans – 2. French Connection – 3. My hotel in Djerba – 4. El Griba synagogue outside – 5. El Griba synagogue inside – 6. Markets – 7. Christianity in Tunisia – 8. Ferry to mainland Tunisia – 9. Getting to Matmata, Tunisia – 10. Sidi Idris Hotel New Hope Star Wars filmset – 11. Secrets I learnt about the famous Matmata Star Wars set – 12. Cave homes for would-be Jedis – 13. More what you don’t see in Star Wars at Hotel Sidi Idris – 14. How hospitable is Sidi Idris? – 15. ATM machines and drought – 16. Matmata Nouvelle (New Matmata) – 17. Tunisian butchers and fisherman – 18. Libyan and Algerian neighbours – 19. Jewellery businesses in Djerba – 20. Tunisia and Israel relations – 21. Hara Kebira, Jewish school, soap and TV repair shops – 22. Jewish community of Hara Kebira – 23. Going home