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Tunisia, land of exotic markets and cheap camels!


My Dear Nelson,

We have arrived safely in Tunisia and have lodged in a small hotel in the suburbs of Tunis. The town seems quite quiet but after Cairo everywhere is quiet.

After settling in to the hotel (which it would appear cannot be done without sweet tea that has enough tannin in it to permit it to be sliced and nailed to the roof as shingles in an emergency) we headed off to visit the market. The locals call it the Souk. I didn't twig to that immediately and thought that they were making derogatory comments about Sancho. However, having said that, it is an amazing market. One evening is nowhere near enough time to see it. The camels were incredibly cheap although I admit I had not given much thought to the problems of shipping when I bought them.

Sadly for my lady, we fly out tomorrow morning at 8:55am. Oddly, the flight goes via Paris. The agent in Cairo didn't mention this.

I look forward to meeting you (at long last!) tomorrow evening.

Yours most sincerely,

Don Quixote.


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