21 Jan 2016

The drive across Southern Tunisia is incredible. At times, you are driving through the perfectly flat, aptly named salt flats, and other times the mountains rise from the sand and rock, holding small villages in their clefts. Chenini is one of those villages. It is a Berber village carved…

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18 Jan 2016

I am amazed at the number of cultural experiences you can have on the little island of Djerba. Just when I thought I had exhausted them all, I got to enjoy another one. A short drive from Houmt Souk is a town called Guellela. This town is known for…

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15 Jan 2016

I’d never ridden a camel before. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have anything against them. They’ve got the hump and the knobby knees. The long eyelashes and the buck teeth. They are so goofy they become endearing. My traveling companions on my tour through Southern Tunisia were a…

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11 Jan 2016

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “Sahara” it conjures up certain images. Sand dunes. Camels. Turbans. Mirages. Thirst. Heat. It turns out all of these things are true. The Sahara was both exactly what I expected and nothing like I expected. The second I…

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08 Jan 2016

Calypso. She was a nymph who just wanted some companionship. Is that too much to ask? Sure, she kept Odysseus prisoner for years, and, from what I can tell was pretty surly about letting him go upon Zeus’s orders, but she was lonely. She didn’t even get to live…

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05 Oct 2015
Mary Poppins Purse

I wish I had one of those Mary Poppins purses. You know what I’m talking about. The one that seems to hold anything and everything and still can be easily swung over your shoulder. I could put so many things in there, like a rug, a mosaic, and some…

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