Sousse Tunisia – Souk and Medina in Photographs

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.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Sousse Church – a great place to worship if you come to Tunisia

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 – you have the bluest of blue skies.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Sousse, Tunisia – your blue skies

Tunisia –  Now your streets are waiting for the feet of new explorers.

Tunisia – rich in history.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Sousse, Tunisia – perfumes are sold at the base of the old city wall

Tunisia – Your spice markets are rich with an aroma.

Tunisia – your market square is a place where east meets west, and north meets south.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Sousse, Tunisia – Ice-cream on a hot day for Explorason

Tunisia – your people are kind and friendly.

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©Exploramum and Explorason – Sousse, Tunisia – locals are the only ones in the Souk – hardly a tourist to be seen

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.  

There, prices are at an all-time low, and it is a buyers market right now, so a great time to come shopping in Tunisia too.

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 !!!!

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Where to stay?

I recommend Hotels.com or Booking.com for some great specials on resorts and places to stay in Tunisia.

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

 

4 thoughts on “Sousse Tunisia – Souk and Medina in Photographs

  1. I totally agree with what you’re doing. Tunisia is like a second home to me and i’m actually headed there in 2 weeks, threats or no threats. It is important to show the few who want to destroy Tunisia that they are losing the battle. Tunisia and its people may appear small and weak but they are the most amazing and Tunisia will come back even stronger. Can’t wait to see your pictures.

    • I have so many beautiful photos of places and people in Tunisia and I am out to spread the world. Tunisia needs tourism and I will do what I can to help these lovely folk. Thank you for believing in Tunisia too. enjoy your time there and maybe some of my future posts might even give you some ideas of places to visit. Mind you – you may have seen most of it!

  2. About 15 years ago, I took my elderly father back to Tunisia to visit some of the places that he remembered from the North African campaign during World War II. We absolutely loved the country! The people were so friendly and interested in us. When I heard about the terrorist attack, my heart just sank because I knew what it would mean to the tourism industry in Tunisia. We prayed for the people while we were there. Thank you for sharing this particular experience at church.

    • Yes it is very sad. Over the next few weeks I have a lot of articles to share. It is an amazing place and like you my heart feels so sad for these people. so glad you got to take your father there.

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