Sunday, January 16, 2005


I doubt I’d go to Tunisia under any other circumstances; so I’ll go under these: we have two days holiday coming up. This will be the Haj bayram, when fellas go to Mecca, hoy rocks at the devil, and generally, I’m told, have a wonderful time. But I can’t be going there, so I’m looking instead to make a dash for the border, and then up to Jerba. I’m estimating hotel-to-hotel in 5 hours. I’m teaching the present progressive today.

On the road from work we overtook a van flying the Algerian flag, full of men in white robes, driving all the way to Mecca by road.