âIn this vlog, we travel to Djerba Tunisia, the largest island in North Africa known for its Mediterranean beaches and traditional seafaring culture. Djerba is culturally rich and has a thriving Berber, Jewish and Muslim culture. We visit the artisan pottery shops in Guellala, the fisherman in the Houmt El Souk, and the traditional souk.
âDjerba Tunisia - Tour and vlog:
To get to Djerba, we take the ferry from Tunisia mainland. The ferry ride only takes a few minutes. We arrive in time to hear the evening call to prayer as we travel an hour across the island to our hotel.
We walk through the cobblestone streets of Houmt El Souk to find some of the country's most expressive street art. The area is called "Djerbahood" and we find murals down every corner.
El Ghriba Synagogue - The synagogue is Africa's oldest synagogue and the interior is richly decorated in blue and yellow ceramic tiles. The island of Djerba has a Jewish population of over 1,000 people.
Houmt Souk - The souk is known for its blue and white architecture, reminiscent of Santorini. In the markets, the merchants sell everything from leather sandals, jewelry, spices, and fresh squeezed orange juice.
From the harbor, we take a pirate ship (yes a real pirate ship complete with a pirate show!). We watch as the pirates perform an entertaining show, balancing on the ship's beams, jumping from bow to bow.
âAfter an hour, we reach a windswept island off the coast. The island appears almost completely barren except for a few huts where the locals cook a traditional Tunisian seafood feast, wild horses, and beautiful calm turquoise beaches. In fact, it is the best place on the island for swimming due to the calm and clear water.
Tour of Tunisia: Off Season Adventures
Wondering what it feels like to be at the edge of the world? We traveled to South Africa with Indus Travels and one of the highlights of the trip was the climb to the top of Table Mountain. It's an edge-of-the-earth adventure like no other on top of Africa's southernmost city where two oceans collide.
In this vlog, we travel to the top of Cape Town's highest peak, Table Mountain for epic 360 degree views of the city.
Cape Town Travel Vlog:
We take the cable car, which has rotating floors up to the top of the peak. From the top, we can see Lion's Head and the beaches of Camp's Bay down below. It's a staggering 3,558 feet high!
There's always a National Geographic moment in South Africa. Here we spot the dassies, which are closely related to elephants (no lie!).
Be sure to check the Table Mountain website before embarking on your journey as the cable car runs when weather is permitted.
â¡ Cable Car Tickets: https://tablemountainnationalpark.org/
â¡Our South Africa Tour: https://www.indus.travel/south-africa
If you do one thing in Cape Town, be sure to take the ride to the top of Table Mountain!
Don't forget to pack these essential items before your Africa adventure.
Check out the tour of South Africa with Indus Travels which includes a stop in Cape Town!: https://www.indus.travel/south-africa
FÈS is the religious and cultural center of Morocco, and a photographer's paradise. In this vlog, we go inside the medina and tour the city life, view the architecture, and explore the artisan crafts that made Fes famous around the world.
Behind the scenes vlog of Fes:
Here are the top places to photograph:
1. Borj Nord
The best view of the Medina of Fes is from atop a hill where you will find a 16th Century fort.
2. Fes el Bali
This is the oldest walled part of Fes Morocco founded between 789 and 808 AD. It has Spanish design as opposed to Berber influence and it is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Medina is home to over 2,000 mosques, 80,000 people, and the oldest university. It is filled with food shops, crafts, and artisans that make for boundless photography opportunities. The medina is a car-free city and the main method of transportation is by donkey.
3. University of Al-Karaouine
The oldest university in the world established in 859 AD. We see the stunning traditional Moroccan architecture including the marble floor, tile walls, fountain, open ceiling and cedar wood work.
4. Fes carpets
One of the most famous artisan works in Fes is the carpets, which are hand woven by women. Some have traditional Berber designs while others are woven with the Fes blue color. The carpets are reversible, with the wool side for winter and the other side for summer. Expect to spend a few hundred to upwards of a few thousand for one carpet.
5. Nejjarine Museum
We visit the museum of wood arts and crafts, a beautiful historic building with a rooftop view of Fes.
6. Tannery of Fes
We tour of the tanneries in Fes, a huge outdoor leather making processing center where artisans color and tan the leather to create handbags, jackets, shoes, and more. It is best viewed from above, so we climbed to the top of a leather shop and watched from the fifth floor. The area is quite smelly, so the guides provide you with mint to smell as you photograph the area.
What are your favorite places to photograph in Fes? Comment below!
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