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Hammam Jedidi, Tunisia

We woke up at 5am to prerecorded and very loud religious incantations that went on for about 30 minutes. No snooze button.

It's raining. Hard. The road's out up ahead, until around noon 2 cop cars zoom by on the trail of 10 men who robbed a bank in Hammamet, to indicate that the flooding has subsided. I decide to find one of those hotels in Hammamet, get all my wet clothes back on (its worse than it sounds, but fine once you're out in the rain), and head out.

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on December 23, 2006 from Hammam Jedidi, Tunisia
from the travel blog: Harmattan
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I am so envious.. why did I not go for sevearl weeks,,, what was I thinking!?
lets talk.. there are plastic, carbon fiber, aluminum, and steel water bottlecages of all shapes, colors, and sizes.. etc,, dont frete.. but consider using duct tape/ rope/twine etc to make a holder for the handlebars.. the bottle should set firmly in the vertical position.. consider dumping excess clothes...!!no one smells you except you..just hold onto the soap at all costs!!
As a general rule, rice sucks (except for brown rice),, it is a medium density calorically rich, nutrient poor food...but i dont recognize it is readily avail. and cheap.... pasta ditto!!,,,
protein is very impt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
stick with the beans... as well, the extra gas will add much needed propulsion!!

permalink written by  Franklin Marcus on December 24, 2006

sorry, about my loss of memory,,
Merry Christmas, and happy holidays!! and to Polly as well...hang in their girl, I how difficult it is for you to be home withour Roel...during this adventure!!

permalink written by  Franklin Marcus on December 24, 2006

sorry about the wide variety of mispelled words...mos tequilla...

permalink written by  franklin on December 25, 2006

I forgot your damned birthday: many, many regards. You are certainly in my thoughts, and I hope you are still considering joining me at some point. I know your parents concern you, but 2 weeks in famine stricken Niger is...OK, maybe not high on your list of priorities. Still, it would be very intense and possibly moving and it would be great to hang out a bit. After a week of travel, I realize just how much more meaningful it would be to have some people along.
Regards, Roel

permalink written by  roel krabbendam on December 28, 2006

We here at Fitness Together are following your adventure and wish you continued success on your gigantic goal!!! Jason, Matt, & Brian!!!

permalink written by  jason hartz on January 2, 2007

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Harmattan: Planned as a bicycle trip through the Sahara Desert, from Tunis, Tunisia to Cotonou, Benin, things didn't work out quite as expected.

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