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Old 11-17-2009, 08:27 AM   #15
Andy G OP
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Location: eastern Munich outback, Bavaria, Germany
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the long ride down south to the sahara

The next day is a tranfser day. We leave the hotel in Ezzara rather early after breakfast.

The goal is to reach Tozeur before dark. The roads were all paved, but of varying quality.

Northern Tunesia resembles southern Italy. Some hills, fiels, lots of Olive trees:

We had a short stop for lunch under some olive trees and a coffee in Gafsa. The cafes in Tunesia (or more or less all arabic countries) are an experience for themselfes. All men of the village meet there to have a drink and / or a shisha. As a motorbiker you are immedately involved in talking. The only bikes in Tunesia are some 50 to 100ccm scooters, so everybody wants to know if you really rode the long way down there, how fast you can go and asks you to do a wheelie when you leave.

Slowly reaching the Djerid region:

on these desert roads you get the impression that we tied the whole world with our cables

it became a race against the sun


we made it just in time before darkness. There is almost no dusk, it's like somebody just switches off the light. We found a nice, small camping under palm trees in Tozeur. We and a couple from Italy, Flavio & Kati, who were travelling on a brand new Tenere, were the only guests.

Cheers, Andy
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