Monthly Archives: August 2009

Tunisia 2009 Pt IV: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. The Ksours)

Leaving the Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata behind, I caught (by luck) an over-packed 7.30am bus to Gabes where I checked into a hotel and then went straight out again to the louage station to get down to Tataouine, the name that inspired the … Continue reading

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Tunisia 2009 Pt III: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. Matmata)

After the unreliability of the buses on my birthday I thought it safer to move around by louage from then on. These are shared taxi’s looking like vans which go long distances and cost just about the same as the … Continue reading

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Tunisia 2009 Pt II: Star Wars Traveller – Tatooine (a.k.a. Tozeur)

It may surprise many that to visit some of the Star Wars filming locations in Tunisia is actually very difficult. There are no Star Wars package tours and very very few Tunisians have even heard of, let alone seen the sci-fi saga. … Continue reading

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Tunisia 2009 Pt I: A Memorable Birthday!!

As soon as I arrived in Tunis I took a taxi straight to the Southern Bus Station and bought a ticket for Tozeur for 23 dinars (about £10) which was just about to leave and would take seven hours. Firstly, … Continue reading

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A New Addition To The Family #2 – Anesta

I am a proud Uncle again after my sister Ruth gave birth to Anesta. She was born on August 14th so congratulations to both Ruth and Carl on their second child.    

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Italia 2009 Pt III: Star Wars Traveller – Naboo (a.k.a. Caserta)

The very first thing I did on my first day in Italy was take an 8am Eurostar train for 28 Euro’s from Rome Termini station to Caserta which is 25 kilometres north of Naples. I had intended to get the … Continue reading

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Italia 2009 Pt II: Roman Holiday Filming Locations

I spent all four of my nights in Italy in the capital city staying at Fawlty Towers which was not just chosen for the name but also for its price and convenience to the main station Termini. Despite the kicking it … Continue reading

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