greece? sorry, we are sold out. but you can go to tunisia!! africa?? oh well, gotta try it. so bunch of us boarded tunis air and off we went to the arabic world. pretty soon we found out that it was ramadan. no alcohol. our home supplies didn't last long so we found a bootlegger who was running local store and was willing to sell us some booze. it was tempting but not being familiar with islamic justice we didn't want to take our chances. besides, drinking during +42C days is not all that pleasant.
if you venture into tunisian 'backcountry' you will find kilometers and kilometers of olive and fig plantages, mountain ranges and green oasis. you will also come across wild camels and berbers and you will wonder how they adapted to the life in this sandy country. sadly, plastic bags, plastic bottles and everything plastic is flying among all that beauty. it seems like some cultures (all of them?) don't know how to deal with this plastic evil. we even found it buried in the saharan sand. very sad.
if you ever go to tunisia, do not be afraid to bargain. locals know you are a tourist and they will jack up prices. bargain. cut it by half or even more. if they easily start going down with prices you know it is a piece of junk. if they will not go too low too fast it is some real piece of art or real antique from times of pharaohs and your money will be well spent. kids will sometimes be so desperate to sell you something that you don't really know whether they are really so poor or they are just really good actors. something tells me it is a bit of both.