Travel Tunisia – Overnight close to Tunis 002

The travel Tunisia has began. The ferry from Palermo to Tunis takes about nine hours. We have a lot of fun with the two couples from Germany by telling past travel adventures to pass the time.

We are travelling with Seabridge, a German tour operator, which has specialized in tours of this kind. At the campsite, near Tunis, we make ourselves comfortable and wait for the tour leaders and the fourth vehicle, a Mercedes truck carrying Achim and Ingrid. They will arrive during the next few days.

One of our most important pieces of equipment is the two flame fuel stove. Patrol, because the fuel is available everywhere.

Guido and Heidi travel Tunisia with a VW Synchro, which is very comfortable and self-contained. It is a four-wheel vehicle with modified suspension and large 16 inch wheels.

Although we will be travelling as a group, everyone is going for themselves. In the evening there is a route meeting, where the next part of the route is discussed. In the morning everybody leaves in their own time. During the early evening we meet at an agreed place for the night or wait together at sights.

Our dog is used to travelling and enjoys being on the road. Suspicious, she watches the dog from the campsite who keeps lazy in the shadow to hold his morning nap.

At the back door of our Citroen there is a jerry can fixed and further ones are stored inside to have a range of approximately 1000 kilometres, this will be the longest stretch without a gas station.

he laundry must be washed by hand, mostly because washing machines are rare, and if they are existing, usually only with cold water.

Our guides Joachim and Renate have arrived with their Toyota. The Mercedes truck with Ingrid and Achim has arrived as well. Now we are complete. We did not know at this time that we soon would not see the group any more.