It is not often I blog in photographs, but this is one where the pictures tell a story.
On the Sunday after the Tunisia terrorist attack in June 2015, we wanted to go to church.
We went to a small community church that meets in the Sousse Catholic Church on Sundays. It is The Sousse Church, and it is English speaking.
The overwhelming grief of the events of the past week had me crying as we started to worship.
We had a rough start to our time in Tunisia.
And then with having to haul up in the hotel when the terrorist attack occurred (I’m publishing a separate article on that), we were just quite emotionally drained. We were not harmed, but mentally and emotionally I realize it took a toll on me, but thankfully not on my son.
So as we started to sing in church, the pain of the bloodshed and the lost lives was just so real.
It finally hit me.
The pain burdened me like a heavyweight. The pain for the country of Tunisia who now is somewhat ruined for tourism through no fault of their own.
I stood and tears rolled down my face.
I looked up and a news camera was on me filming.
I don’t know if they wanted to show people that westerners had faith, or if they wanted to show how few had the guts to go to church, but it shocked me.
Then I saw there was a policeman at the door as a guard.
I am so glad I went to church.
Tunisia – my heart goes out to you, and I want to show the world you are a lovely place to visit.
A place of culture, history, fun and a people who are now suffering through no fault of their own.
So here is the first of several blogs showing you that Tunisia is a country still to visit.
Tunisia – Now your streets are waiting for the feet of new explorers.
Tunisia – rich in history.
Tunisia – Your spice markets are rich with an aroma.
Tunisia – your market square is a place where east meets west, and north meets south.
Tunisia – your people are kind and friendly.
You have wonder – big and small for all to experience. Like these little turtles munching on their lettuce leaves waiting to be sold in the souk.
Tunisia – Your glorious pottery is a myriad of shapes, colors, and sizes.
Tunisia – Your shops are full of amazing things to see and do.
Tunisia – You are full of fun.
We found postage incredibly inexpensive in Tunisia.
If you visit it is worth buying 10 or 20 kg worth and sending a parcel back home.
Tunisia – You are a perfect place for tourists to find a place to sit, and to rest.
Please, folks !!!
Do not shut the door on this country.
Look past the media and the fear and give Tunisia and its people a chance to show you all they have to offer.
Tunisia – my heart goes out to you.
… and I want to show the world you are a lovely place to visit !!!!
Where to stay?
Over the coming days, I will write several blogs on places to stay and where to visit in Tunisia.
Please help this country and share them – thank you