Despite being bogged down with a particularly belligerent strain of the campus cold, I cannot suppress the burgeoning excitement over next week’s trip.

Perhaps this has something to do with the surprising efficiency of the conference organizer who has taken the initiative to ensure we all have rooms not only for the nights of the conference, but those following for tourism jaunts.

Or maybe it is the prospect of visiting (one of) the old countries for the first time, knowing that it is a place that I am tied to, genetically.

While the former is delightfully refreshing, the latter comes with an edge of reticence – what if I don’t enjoy it? What if I leave with terrible memories and forever after shudder at the mere mention of the word Tunis?

For now, as I summon the impetus to complete the slides and notes, I can only hear the word as a burning litany accompanied by impromptu bursts of desire to Google the capital and ponder.

And also enthral in photo-feasts such as this one.

I can’t wait.

6 comments on “Tunis-Tunis-Tunis

  1. melicieuse
    February 24, 2010

    if you have nothing against seafood/fish (especially tuna) then you should be fine. I’v been to Tunis (and other cities in Tunisia) a few times although the city is small it will easily fill 2/3 days site seeing

    • Layla
      February 24, 2010

      Seafood? I shall be guzzling it like a maniac! That, and harissa – I haven’t stopped dreaming of it for weeks! 😀

  2. melicieuse
    February 24, 2010

    harissa sandwich hahahahaha, remember the ice to cool your mouth 😉

    • Layla
      February 24, 2010

      Mmmm. Oddly, my favourite is harissa with eggs (boiled, scrambled and especially fried in a sandwich).

      Jeez. I’ll be bringing it back in well-concealed barrels… 🙂

      • melicieuse
        February 24, 2010

        ahhh with scrambled eggs and french fries…. the calories bomb, love it

  3. tunisian100percent
    February 24, 2010

    Wonderful pics of Tunis! Enjoying your blog as well.

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