[ Dec.2008 ] We stayed in a town in the south called Douz on the second night during the tour in Tunisia.
This place is called “Entrance to the desert” and I felt intense atmosphere where people live negotiating the harsh nature.
First, we visited a market for people’s everyday life.
They sell from vegetables and spices to clothing which were crumpled on a stand.
Both vendors and buyers were mostly men.
If this represented whole country, 90% of people in Tunisia would be men.
After that, we went to ride a camel, which was the main attraction here.
They said that because the grains of sand were very minute, they would possibly damage the camera, so I went without my camera.
My friend had a waterproof cover on her camera and took some photos, though.
Before riding, we wore a cloak and turban of Berber people to get excited.
We straddled the sitting camel and when the camel stood up, it was a great thrill.
It was interesting, but I would not say that it was a comfortable ride.
Because of the wind, the sand drifted and the light of setting sun shined on it, which created an amazing unearthly beauty.