Market and camel (Douz - Tunisia)

Market and camel

[ 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.

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We are a couple who love travelling all over the world. Walking in the unknown towns, taking photos and eating local foods are the purpose of our life. When we are not travelling, we are always planning for the next journeys.
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