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Saturday, April 16, 2016

North on TGM Light Rail

Today we got up and got going at a normal time. We're sleeping pretty soundly and have perhaps caught up on the final two 4:00 AM mornings in Luxor. We left the Dar Ya at around 9:15 AM.

Jay read about the Light Rail that runs north from the Marine Light Rail Station. We can now navigate through the Medina's twisting alleyways quickly. It took 10 minutes to get down to the city proper and another 30 minutes of leisurely walking to get to the station. We bought the tickets for TD 1.150 which is about $US 0.60 to head to Carthage.

Sidi Bou Said by Train
Sidi Bou Said by Train
Sidi Bou Said by Train

There were a number of stops in Carthage but we exited in Hannibal. It seems as if the ancient Roman ruins are spread all over. We didn't see the amphitheater and decided it wasn't worth it to traipse all around in search of little ruins. We had just come from Egypt, after all. So, we talked to the ticket guy at the little station and he let us back on to go to Sidi Bou Said.

Sidi Bou Said by Train
Sidi Bou Said by Train
Sidi Bou Said by Train
Sidi Bou Said by Train

Sidi Bou Said by TrainThe town was not far but quite up! It looked very Mediterranean and perhaps could have been a Greek Island scene. We saw the road continued past the great lookouts. It wound down and toward the marina we'd seen from above. We checked it out and hoped we'd not have walk the three kilometers back up the same way. It didn't appear as if we could continue forward on the road past though. Then we spotted the steep hiking trail. I'm glad we've decided to retire when we still are physically able to do the stuff we meet.

We made it up and avoided the tourist shops completely. I refilled the water bottle from a fountain fed by a natural spring. We returned on the train and got back into Tunis at around 1:15 and were hungry. We found a restaurant and I had rice and fruit of the sea, or seafood. French is so damn colourful!

Nap time ensured after we got back up into our little haven in the Medina.


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