TN After 3 planes, 2 trains and 1 bus, my mum and I finally arrived at Djerba island or "Djerba la douce" as the French call it. It was one of the most tiring trip of my life!
This was all forgotten once we arrived at our amazing guesthouse : the 4 horses, the 4 dogs, the cat, the birds and the Tunisian-French-German owners all made this place enchanting!
First day of visiting : on the suggestion of our really nice guesthouse's host, we went to the museum of Ghellala where we learned some history. My mum couldn't help but steal some fresh dates and olives from the trees!
Also, in the evening, we went to the first evening of the muslim wedding of my friend Wided. Men and women are separated and the bride must stay isolated. Traditions!
"Ramène ton poisson, je le grille" which means in a very rough way "Bring your fish, I'll grill it". No need to say that fish and seafood are unavoidable on the island and oh my, I never ate such fresh fishes in my life. It was almost our everyday meal but we never got bored of it!
On a slight disappointment side, we arrived after the "beach season" which means that currently all the shores are full of seaweed! I will not get my bikini tan here this year...
Biggest day of our trip : it started with a trip to a smaller island called "the flamengo island" but somehow the organized tour didn't involve seeing the flamingos at all! (disappointed) The tour was pirate themed and my mum had a blast with all the activities provided : dancing, cooking food, playing games...
Then that evening we went to the third evening of Wided's wedding : this party is supposed to be less "traditional" and it was the first time that we saw her husband! She was the most beautiful in her wedding dress :)
Around the end of the trip, I decided to rent a room on the "wild coast" of the island and clearly I couldn't ask wilder than this : the house was right on the tip of the island and my mum was so excited about the sealife right at our doors! She even went down to the water to catch some abandoned crabs from the fishermen and our host kindly cooked them for our dinner. #happymum
That day, we also had a drive out to mainland Tunisia and saw a salt lake!
On our last night, a storm came to Djerba! From our tiny room on the tip of the island, it felt like a tornado came! That place has the best view whem it comes to sunset and all but when the weather turns bad, it's a real let down! I barely got any sleep that night trying to keep the windows and doors closed and the water and wind out of our room!
Such an adventure but overall it was a really interesting trip : we discovered a new culture and new traditions!
Paste it somewhere!