Archive - November 2019

TUNIS (تونس)

We spent a sunny Saturday in the heart of the capital city of Tunisia. We got there again by Bolt from Sidi Bou Said (20 TND, 30 minutes). Tunis was built by the Libyans in the 9th century BC at the end of the shallow Lake of Tunis, an inlet of the Gulf of Tunis. In 146 BC, during the...

CARTHAGE (قرطاج)

Today we took a short ride with Bolt (5,70 TND) to Carthage Archeological Area (entrance 12 TND). Nowadays, the ruins of ancient Carthage are surrounded by luxurious villas with gardens full of red hibiscus blossoms and purple bougainvillea. The scanty remains of the once-mighty...

SIDI BOU SAID (سيدي بو سعيد)

Sidi Bou Said – just 365 steps away from our parking place (parking fee 2 TND) is located the famous Sidi Bou Said village perched on top of a steep cliff. It is an idyllic seaside town with breathtaking Mediterranean views located 20 kilometers from Tunis city. Once we got to the...

LA MARSA (المرسى)

Another unlucky day in Tunisia. We woke up and have realized that our Dometic fridge is not working anymore. We found some technician in the nearby marina and after some checking, he said, that the thermostat got damaged (not switching off the compressor) and then the compressor broke...

TUNISIA ARRIVAL

We have anchored in Tunis city 1,5 hours ahead of schedule. We were so happy that we will be able to leave the harbor before sunset. Well, we were so wrong. Already ship off-loading took some time, then we went through smooth passport control (they took our arrival cards and stamped car...

SHIP FANTASTIC

After two days driving (1290 km, Italian toll 41,50 EUR) we have arrived in Genoa harbor. It was one of the worst and messy harbors we ever went through. Here is the procedure step by step – 1) at the entrance to the harbor is security check, where you have to present your ferry ticket;...

VENEZIA

Our next stop on the way to Tunisia was Venice in Italy (toll from Slovenian border – 10,50 EUR).  This famous city is situated on a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed...

LJUBLJANA

After three months break, we are back on the road! We took a long ride from our service location in the Czech Republic via Slovakia (toll 100 EUR) and Hungary (toll 3500 HUF) to Slovenia (toll 50 EUR). We made shortstop in one of the smallest European capitals – Ljubljana. It is a...