Barely Maintaining My Weight in Tunisia

Anne took the kids to find a seat and I ordered two different pizzas with the fewest ingredients on them, a few of the kids favorite backpacker food, chocolate pancakes, a chicken dish for Anne and sandwiches for me and Dax…. I looked around at what the locals were eating and our tuna pizza was not an aberration, almost all their dishes can be covered in canned tuna and many of the locals did…. These light green giant beans were the size of my thumbs I am not sure if these were fava beans, the locals just called them “legumes,” and they where a tasty addition to an otherwise bland meal.Tunisia was only the second place where everyone in the family struggled with food, the first was Cambodia…. (No the french is kicking in.) After the first week of struggling to find a local dish or fast food we liked, I finally gave in and started ordering the same food each day from a local cafe.

Carthage? What Carthage? I don’t see any Carthage!!!

Dax has always been our family history buff. Years of watching the History Channel and other forms of educational TV have left him with at least a cursory understanding of most of the countries we’ve visited before even arriving. While he enjoys most history there are two subjects that have long been his favorites. The…

Safety Schmafety

After you’ve been away from the developed world for a while, you forget the degree to which safety has become entrenched in our lives. Seat belts, handrails, crosswalks, disinfectants, and strict codes and regulations punctuate our experiences in every means of transport and almost all settings. Much of the world has neither the ability nor…

Everywhere You Go: Part 1 Tunisia

Throughout the world we have met traveling and local children, all of them are alike in one big way. Even though they’re alike in many little ways, this is the big one–they want to have fun. While we were in New Zealand, we met a British family who were traveling the world in six months,…

In the Footsteps of the Skywalkers

I was expecting the most of Tunisia, I thought it was going to be a somewhat of a developed country that it was sort of like a mini-France, because it was under French control until not too long ago. Boy was I in for a rude awakening. It turned out to be more like a…

Tunisia Aims to Please Ya

When you quiz round the world travelers, their itineraries usually contain many of the same core countries and regions: Southeast Asia, India, and Australia are the most common with Africa and South America coming in just below (unless you’re in the Pacific Rim, the southern hemisphere really drives RTW airfare costs up). Eastern Europe is…