The days begin quietly. The best parking space is right next to the mosque, the crowd is small. We light candles, think of our friend and "bob along". We take our time. And realise how grateful we are not to have a plan and give in to our feelings.
Directly in the medina, in front of the big mosque, there is a wonderful café where we sit for hours, talk and phone home.
We are approached by a Tunisian. He notices that we actually need peace and quiet. He takes a lot of time for us. He asks if we have already been to the mosque. "No, because we don't know if I'm allowed in as a woman." He takes us with him, shows us the inner courtyard from the quiet corner, tells us about Ramadan and other traditions of the Muslim faith community.
We are grateful, on the one hand for his friendly manner, on the other hand for the little distraction. After a while (and a little shopping in his spice shop) he lets us go, we stroll slowly and quietly through the beautiful old town.
Here we have the feeling that we are left alone. That feels very good right now. We look into weaving shops, Gerd feeds and pets pretty much all the cats in town (he only goes out with his cat food bag!) and I do a little shopping for dinner at the vegetable market.
Just a few good days in a beautiful city whose tranquillity suits our current disposition perfectly.
Thank you, Mahdia.
Merci for "travelling with us
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