From Tozeur to the Chott el Jerid and beyond
Trip Start Oct 13, 2009
11Trip End Nov 08, 2009
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El Dorador Ksar Rouge
From Tozeur we headed east towards Djerba and the Tunisian coastline. On the way we passed through the Chott El Jerid which is a dried salt lake skirting the Sahara Desert. On the dried lake there are beautiful colors where small streams and water flow and salt formations. It is really an
eerie place but definitely well worth the visit
Following the Chott El Jerid we stopped and visited, further east, Douz, a small town that appears to be plopped down amidst the dunes. From Douz, we traveled through the semi-arid desert, eventually arriving to the region of Matmata. This region's crater-like topography was dotted with troglodyte dwellings. We visited one and were impressed by the comfort that existed within. Lastly, before heading out to Djerba, we stopped at a Berber Ksar for a brief walk-around.