I got back to my hotel for my last evening there, there is no one else staying, and the manager of the place brought has two friends over, offered me to join them with the big bowl of spaghetti which was really nice.
I loved exploring Tunisia, the markets, the Jewish and Muslims communities and Tunisian culture in general, and the scenes from the Star Wars movie, that George Lucas chose a fascinating ancient underground home for the most loved movie ever. I hope it inspires you, and anyone thinking of going to go and visit soon.
This last photo symbolises Tunisian culture well. Streets with neatly trimmed trees with hundreds of birds roosting in before sunset, dozens of scooters buzzing around with young men without helmets, elderly men sitting outside cafes drinking strong coffee or mint tea, bakeries with cakes just as a good as a French Patisserie, yellow taxis and paintings of leaders gone by. The end.
In 2015, I visited Morocco
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