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.
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