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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tunisia Trip -- Part Eleven

Tunisia is a small country but its transportation infrastructure is poorly developed. That meant that we spent a lot of time on the road traveling from place to place. It wasn't too much of a problem, though. The bus trips afforded us an opportunity to rest between walks, and there were lots of interesting things to see along the roadside.

Lots of sheep and goats. They're everywhere, they're everywhere.

And donkey carts.

In the hot, arid climate cacti are used for fencing.

Donkey cart. Traffic really isn't much of a problem once you get away from the city. Of course, even major highways are two-lane roads, so there is a lot of passing of slow-moving vehicles and, if you are sitting near the driver, that can get a bit harrowing at times.

A dry river bed next to a small village. These fill up in certain seasons and I was told that flash floods are a problem.

More sheep. In the early stages of the trip I took a lot of pictures of sheep, goats, and donkeys. But that soon got old.

In the northern part of the country, the landscape was dry, but you could still see large patches of greenery.

Storks nesting. Maybe it was the season, but we saw a lot of storks, especially in the north.

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