Yesterday we decided to go explore the old part of Tunis or "Medina". As we neared the Medina our cab driver told us that not much would be open since it was Sunday. Oops, we didn't even think about that! First thing we see is razor wire surrounding a small square with a tank and military people in the middle...hmmm where are we??
The guide/guard took us to a store that had lots of fun stuff to buy; mosaics, silver, carpets... lot of carpets and Oh this is where the exhibits was... it was a huge carpet exhibit and of course they were all for sale... for a special price just for us :) (insert eye rolling here) I didn't catch all what they were saying as they took us to the roof top first, something about a king in the 1950's maybe... anyhow this is the view of the city we got.
Talk about high pressure sales, as I was browsing in the store a salesman came up to, stood in my personal space right up on me and wouldn't leave me alone. I made the mistake of asking how much the silver bracelets were, he started to wrap it up for me. I told him that I was only looking today, he of course started to tell me all about the special deals for me. I kept telling him that I was not going to buy today as we just arrived in Tunis... he still wouldn't leave me alone. I had to raise my voice and tell him at least 5 more times that I only wanted to look, I was NOT going to buy ANYTHING! Ugh! Next door was the guides/gaurds brother's perfume shop, of course... We bought some lemon oil, a few drops in bathtub water is supposed to help keep the mosquitos off and Keenan already has a bunch of huge welts from them. We also bought orange oil (for a special price) as it is supposed to help with sleep. I can't tell you if it helped as I forgot to try that one out but the boys did go to bed smelling of lemon oil.
A whole bunch of turtles and a cage of hedgehogs. I asked about the turtles and apparently they are good luck in the house. No, we did not buy one.
Yay, we're supposed to be getting into our house today!! Woot-woot! I think we are all ready for this. The other night Keenan mentioned in a sad little voice that he would like to have our own house again someday with all of our stuff... :(