Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Our day trip out to the Berbère villages

a sunrise like that almost makes getting up at 5.30 while on holiday worth it !

up in the mountain village

this blue colour is everywhere in Tunisia - some say it keeps away the evil eye and someone else told us it keeps away mosquitoes !!!

in the shade of an olive grove

prickly pears (or Barbary figs as they're known in French, which is one of the official languages of Tunisia) are everywhere

our transport for the day

poor donkey carrying everything to market in sweltering heat

waiting for daddy to finish in the hammam (steam baths)

oh here he is !!!

Juliette getting her henna tattoo done

with the woman who ran the Berbère village

couldn't be tempted to try the narguilé (hookah) even if they do come in strawberry, mint and pretty much anything else flavour !

I couldn't live full-time in tunisia - the men sit in the shady huts and the women have to bring them the plates of couscous to eat !

all the women had to dress up in Berbère clothes and Sophie became chief musician in charge of the tambourine !

dancing around Sophie who loved being the centre of attention !!


claudine said...

je garde de bons souvenirs de la Tunisie entre autre le narguilé (clin d'oeil)

stef said...

You looked gorgeous in your tunisian outfits.