Carthage and chocolate
Trip Start Jun 07, 2008
190Trip End Jun 28, 2009
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The ruins of Carthage are right on the ocean. Carthage was one of the oldest cities, and it was ruled by both the Phoenicians and the Romans, then the Vandals finally beat the Romans. When the Romans conquered Carthage, they took all the boats and burned them in the harbor, then they went to all the houses and took 50,000 people to sell as slaves in Rome
At the ruins, we climbed on some of the pillars and ran around the columns. My mom was very cautious and did not let Lu fall off. We got a chocolate ice cream cone for lunch and then went in a taxi to look for a real lunch. We could not find any restaurants open because it is Ramadan. We did find a place that had fresh bread and desserts. I had the chocolate cake - it was the second best I had in my life! (But my Gramae Jane's is still number one!). So, two chocolates for lunch! Cool! Even though Tunisia is an Islamic country, people here dress more like people in the US, especially the kids. I saw lots of kids buying desserts when we were there. They speak mostly Arabic and some French here. I will have to find someone to translate to interview anyone.
We took the train back to Sidi bou Said and had a swim. When we were watching the sunset, we saw a guy with a peregrine falcon. He let me hold it. The falcon kind of scratched my arm - he was making noises. Tomorrow the guy is going to bring a baby falcon - only three weeks old! - for me to see. I like this place!