Talk to Locals
one of the best things to do on any trip is to meet local people. one morning near the town of Tataouine, Tunisia we hiked up to a mountain top berber village. no running water, it was carried up from a well down near the road. no electricity, her tiny refrigerator and small old stove ran on propane. but Mauri was full of life and fun. we spent over an hour with her learning about her life. she has children in the city who would rather she live with them but she would rather live here in her home village. helpful neighbors haul her water up to her home far up in the village. here she shows us how her children keep in touch by pulling a cell phone from the folds of her traditional berber robes. she was one of several memorable characters we met as we traveled around Tunisia and it was especially enlightening to get their impressions of the Jasmine Revolution which started the domino effect of Arab Spring. so in the DO category I couldn't recommend a more intersting activity than talking to local people.
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