this is just behind the main ghorfa courtyard next to the fruit market. it has examples of all aspects of traditional life for the original inhabitants of the area, i.e traditional tent, clothing, tools, etc. aswell as an impressive collection of money from around the world and some ancient coins.maybe worth a quick look if you're interested in...more
You'll find the ghorfas, storage houses for grain, of two kinds. The smaller ones are situated around the market square. The souvenir and carpet shops in and around them add some coulours. They are least impressive. More impressive are the extremely well kept bigger ones in and around the town. They are still in use and some of them are even...more
From Djerba to Medinine the road is correct and you can make it by car, but once you travel into the desert it would be more confortable to drive in a 4 x 4. Some of the roads are "under construction" or covered with sand and it could be dangerous driving a normal car.
At medenine some scenes of "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace " were filmed. More specifically George Lukas filmed here the scenes of Anakin Skywalker home planet.
The place where he used to live is in one of the ghorfas, which is not open to the public (but you can ask around for someone with the keys).
in the main ghorfa courtyard where most of the tour operators take people there are many persistent salesmen asking you to look in their shops/stalls. beware that you MUST haggle the prices down ALOT! one guy offered me a small bottle of sand art for 35TD.....i replied "anna talib" which means 'i'm a student' so he immediately cut the price to 5TD!!!!i said no so he gave it me for 2TD!!! no exaggeration. that means the asking price was around 5 times more (at least) than what he would accept
Favorite thing: After visiting a great part of Southern Tunisia, the town of Medenine was our last stop on a way back to the island of Djerba. It was late in the afternoon and we were vary tired spending whole day in hot and semi-desert area of Tataouine, Chenini and Hadada......to be continued