Sidi Mahrez, Midoun, 4116, Tunisia
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Amen Bank in Houmt Souk - Exchange rate??
Locals harvesting olives on Djerba.
Beach of Sidi Mahrez
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Houmt Souk - the mosque
According to the official data, great majority of the local inhabitans are of muslim religion. Most of the western people are suspicious towards the muslims, considering all of them fundamentalists or at least intollerant towards the other religions. In last two years, I have visited entire country of Tunisia and found them very tollerant and openmined towards the others. Morover, Tunisian muslims, as well as the others here, are very friendly towards the westerns.
Prickly pear fence
This photography shows how the mendzel (houses) in Djerba are enclosed. They build a 20-30 cm high wall with agglomerated sand and plant on its top "paddles" of prickly pear (Opuntia). The prickly pear grows fast and its roots hold more or less together the sand but anyway, the small wall will soon be of no use as it will be topped by a several meters high bush of prickly pears
Inside the Ghriba Synagogue
The offspring of the Cohanim live in "Hara Sghira", the Small Jewish District, which is a part of the village of Er Riadh. There are about fifty families remaining, that have not emigrated to Israël in the 50s. Most of them work in the Ghriba.
2 ways on/off the island
There are 2 options to leave/return to Djerba when traveling by car to see southern Tunisia. In order to get a balanced perspective, we did both. Here are my thoughts. The causeway takes you south toward Zarzis. In my opinion, this is the way to go. Because although the ferry looks as though it is closer to where you want to go on the map, it is not so! You may have to wait an hour or more to catch the ferry across. The traffic backs up and people cut in line, adding to the frustration. The ferry cost us 80 Dinar cents for our small car. I don't know if it costs more for a larger vehicle.
But basically, the time we thought we'd save by taking the more direct route with the ferry ended up costing us at least an extra hour due to waiting in traffic for the ferry. The causeway is the better option.
The ovens to cook the potteries are mostly made with potteries that broke during the drying and cooking process. The heat must increase slowly, for one or two days, otherwise, potteries would break. When all the wood is burnt, the oven is kept still for about one week, to allow a slow decrease of the temperature, again to prevent any breakage of the potteries.
Popular Hotels in Ile de Jerba
Route Touristique, BP 239, (fomerly Moevenpick Ulysse Palace & Thalasso), 4128, Tunisia
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We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Meninx Hotel Djerba
- Meninx Resort Djerba
Address: Sidi Mahrez, Midoun, 4116, Tunisia