Snapshots from Strasbourg

Christmas season is definitely the moment to visit Strasbourg. On the edge of the France-Germany border, filled with Christmas markets all the long of November, and crisscrossed over with canals and beautiful houses – what’s not to like? We only spent a weekend here, mostly just wandering around the town and taking photos at every corner. I liked the parks and gardens that dotted the … Continue reading Snapshots from Strasbourg

Guermassa, Ksar Ouled Soltane, Ksar Hadada – Old places, new stories

Today was another series of visits around the desert, this time crossing over into the Tatouine region. I was reluctant to leave the peace of the Sahara, but also ready for new sights. In a spate of modernisation, many mountain villages had been forced to quit their homes and to move into towns and cities, where there would be education, water, and electricity. Some astounding … Continue reading Guermassa, Ksar Ouled Soltane, Ksar Hadada – Old places, new stories

Campement Zmela : peace in the Sahara

We reached Campement Zmela late in the day, after rolling over dunes and bushes in the 4×4. We first pulled into Ksar Ghilane, where there was a little watering hole. Another group of tourists was bathing in it, they later did the Ksar Ghilane to Campement Zmela passage by quads. Campement Zmela is situated on the edge of the Sahara, with tents that are already … Continue reading Campement Zmela : peace in the Sahara

Douz, Matmata, Hotel Sidi Driss, Ksar Hallouf – Different ways of living

I woke up in Hotel 20 Mars in Douz, ate a breakfast of baguette and jams, and headed out to look for the animal market. My rendez-vous with Saghir was at 10am, and I still had some time. I knew that there was a market nearby, but upon some exploration, I determined that it was for fruits and vegetables, and some other household supplies. At … Continue reading Douz, Matmata, Hotel Sidi Driss, Ksar Hallouf – Different ways of living