March 30, 2012

The next day we arrived in Gabes, Tunisia. Our primary goal today was to visit a Troglodyte House. These cave houses were dug into the side of a limestone hill. The typical house has an entrance tunnel into an open central courtyard with dug out rooms around the center. These ancient homes origin are unknown, however today they are occupied by nomadic berber families. We traveled out of Gabes toward Matmata through the Tunisian desert.

We stopped and explored a family “Troglodyte House”. After our visit, we proceeded to Douz, the last Berber village and gateway to the Sahara. We returned to Gabes and stopped at the Jarra Souk before returning to the ship.

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