I am also secretly hoping I can ride a camel.
However, I know there are some who may not be familiar with the exact location of Tunisia. I admit, I had never even noticed it on the map until I began working at my current job. So, ponder no longer, here it is:
Do you see it? It is purple, just south of Italy, between Algeria and Libya. It almost looks like New Jersey, except they speak with different accents.
In my attempt to be more familiar with it before I land, I have found some little/widely known facts about this beautiful place:
- The following movies have been filmed in Tunisia: The English Patient, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars (Episodes I, II, III, and IV), Jesus of Nazareth, and Monty Python's Life of Brian.
- I am going to personally request a tour of the sets. They'll probably just point me towards the desert.
- If you are invited to a Tunisian's home, a gift of pastries, nuts, fruit, candy or flowers is expected.
- I vote pastries. You can't go wrong.
- The family is the most significant unit in Tunisian life and plays an important role in all social relations.
- I can relate to this. I mean, have you met any of my 48,291 cousins?
- Tunisia is one of Africa's top tourist destinations with over 5 million tourists each year.
- I love being a tourist but I promise, no white tennis shoes.
- The Tunisian scorpion can live without food or water for an entire year, survive the desert heat and being frozen and has strong resistence to nuclear radiation.
- I guess that old age is the only thing that can kill them. Let's pray that I only run into geriatric scorpions.