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Sunday, April 17, 2016

South on Commuter Rail

As yesterday consisted of a bit of travel northward from Tunis, today we thought we'd head south.

A Sunday in Tunisia
A Sunday in Tunisia

Sunday morning down through the Medina was, of course, quiet. We walked to the main train station of Tunis. On the way we did stop to see a huge supermarket and an enormous public market. We paid a nominal fee of around US 0.50 to head to our destination of Hammam Lif, about 22 kilometers away. The commuter train was very impressive with new cars and comfortable cloth-covered seating. In around a half hour we got off at the seaside town.

A Sunday in Tunisia
A Sunday in Tunisia
A Sunday in Tunisia
A Sunday in Tunisia

The town was interesting but the sea was certainly nothing to blog home about. Yesterday's journey brought us to places with diplomatic housing but today we went to an area where ordinary folks can afford a home. After walking about, we decided to see the very end of the line as we figured it was only another five or so stations past our original destination. We paid an addition Tunisian Dinar for the both of us and rode to the Erriadh station. Again, it was pleasant enough to watch the scenery from the air conditioned comfort but there was not much to see.

Coming all the way back took around 45 minutes back into central Tunis. We found a place to eat a quick meal at a restaurant close to where we are yesterday's lunch.

A Sunday in Tunisia


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