BikeAbout the Mediterranean: Tunisia


BikeAbout-the Mediterranean was a nine-month, 11,000-kilometer circumnavigation of the Mediterranean Sea... by bicycle. The BikeAbout team visited Tunisia from October 17, 1997 to November 9, 1997. To read about what happened, see any of the following trip dispatches:

bulletOctober 17-18, 1997, Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: Port of Tunis, economy, agriculture, border crossing
bulletOctober 19-20, 1997, Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: brik (food), environment, Bizerte, wildlife, Utique (Utica), mosaics, Punic tombs
bulletOctober 21-22, 1997. Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: medina, harissa (food), computer technology
bulletOctober 23, 1997, Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: olives, economy, Carthage, HISTORY, Phoenicians, Punic Wars, architecture, hammams (baths)
bulletOctober 24-25, 1997, El Haouaria & Hammamet, Tunisia
Topics: Phoenicians, Punic artifacts, El Haouaria, falconry, environment, vegetation
bulletOctober 26, 1997, Sousse, Tunisia
Topics: Crêpes (food), women in society, Maghreb, tourism, maps, navigation, GPS
bulletOctober 27, 1997, Sousse, Tunisia
Topics: Salade méchouia (food), ribat, mosque, rules of the road, medina, catacombs, daily life
bulletOctober 28-29, 1997, Kairouan, Tunisia
Topics: makroud (food), bike tech, Great Mosque in Kairouan, history, architecture, Bizantines, caravans
bulletOctober 30, 1997, El Jem/El Djem, Tunisia
Topics: Emperor Gordian I, Roman Amphitheater
bulletOctober 31-November 1, 1997, Sfax, Tunisia
Topics: agriculture, olives, culture, daily life, access for the disabled
bulletNovember 2, 1997, Gabès, Tunisia
Topics: bicycle tech, tourism
bulletNovember 3, 1997, Matmata, Tunisia
Topics: agriculture, Hollywood films, cinema, "STAR WARS," "troglodyte" (cave) homes
bulletNovember 4-7, 1997, Djerba, Tunisia
Topics: ojja (food), Odysseus/Ulysses, Homer, HISTORY, Ghirba ("Marvelous") synagogue, diaspora, agriculture, fondouks (caravanseries), tourism, economy, health care, education, human rights
bulletNovember 8-9, 1997, Gabès & Tunis, Tunisia
Topics: tajine (food), mosaics, art and artifacts, Punic artifacts, mosque

In addition to reading these dispatches, we encourage you to visit these resources:

bulletBikeAbout Tunisia Scrapbook
Photos and sounds gathered by the BikeAbout team; maps of Tunisian coast.
bulletAbout Tunisia
Basic facts about Tunisia's government, economy, and people; links to other sources of information on the 'Net. Compiled by BikeAbout.

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