Tunis, Tunisia

 Aerial view of Tunis

Aerial view of Tunis

Two years ago, I took my first trip to North Africa. North Africa had always been a mystery to this West/Southern African girl, because it seemed so different from the Africa I knew. Among many things, I had heard (and read) about the adventure of rolling through sand dunes and the beauty of the Mediterranean. I'd also heard about the discrimination against Sub-Saharan Africans, but that did not impede on my fascination. Luckily, my aunt and uncle lived in Tunisia, and it was a quick two hour dash from Geneva, Switzerland. Here are some pictures.

 Main souk at Bab Bahr.

Main souk at Bab Bahr.

 Spectacular architecture. 

Spectacular architecture. 

  Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul.  Built in 1882, this is the largest surviving building from Tunis' colonial era, in the neo-Romanesque style.

Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul. Built in 1882, this is the largest surviving building from Tunis' colonial era, in the neo-Romanesque style.

 The church my family attended. 

The church my family attended. 

 Driving through the streets. 

Driving through the streets. 

 Lake Tunis. 

Lake Tunis. 

 Walking along Lake Tunis. 

Walking along Lake Tunis. 

 The famous Ave Habib Bourguiba, where the 2011 "Arab Spring" began and took speed.

The famous Ave Habib Bourguiba, where the 2011 "Arab Spring" began and took speed.

 At Bab Bahr (Porte de France). This gate hasn't changed since it was built in 1848.

At Bab Bahr (Porte de France). This gate hasn't changed since it was built in 1848.