Jennifer Patience's Tunisia Posts

The Bardo Museum in Tunis has one of the finest collections of Roman mosaics. Room after room is filled with large, almost intact, floor and wall decorations…

Bizerte is a small harbour town on the north coast of Tunisia. Leading up to the port and forming the backbone of the town was this canal. On one side were…

The geometric designs and patterns of Islamic architecture are always fascinating to me, and these tiles on the exterior of a mosque wall are great. Also that…

Being lucky enough to have a high vantage point looking out over the northern suburbs towards Carthage and La Marsa give you a lovely atmospheric view of the…

The photograph was taken in Sidi Bou Said, a very popular and pretty suburb of the northern part of Tunis. The buildings are all white and the doors and the…

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, in the North-East corner of Tunisia is an amazing underground site. Although what remains is a well preserved Roman town,…

If you look on a map of Tunisia, in the south-west of the country just before the start of the Sahara, you will see a huge area that resembles a lake. It is a…

Actually the brown hooded cape is more Berber than Jedi, but the style was appropriated for Alec Guiness in Star Wars. On the way out of Tozeur towards the…

From Tozeur I went south to Ksar Ghilane, an outpost more than a town, built around an oasis. The Romans built a fort here and aside from the campsites for…

The beach at Bizerte is on the northern coast of Tunisia. During the day it was impossibly hot and as the beach offered nothing in the way of natural…

Kairouan is famous in Tunisia for its production of carpets and you cannot help be overwhelmed at the amount of colours, designs and choice of carpets on offer.

Kairouan was founded in around 670 and after Mecca and Medina is regarded as one of the important Muslim centres. The medina is the centre of the city and while…

If you are on your way to the desert in Tunisia, chances are that you'll stay a while in Tozeur. A small city in the south-west of the country, it is actually…

Well if you drive to the top of a very soft sand dune, then you are going to have to suffer the consequences…

You might think that to be in a remote (ish) part of the country where it is possible to look in all directions and not see a living soul that you might be able…

Geek alert!! Mos Espa not of course being a real place, but one of the locations in Star Wars. Tunisia is well known for being one of the primary locations for…
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