Echoes from the Tunisian blogosphere

Adib writes (in French) about the solar eclipse that will be visible from Tunisia on October 3rd, which will be nearly a total eclipse with 98% of the sun covered. It'll be best viewed from the southern city of Douz, the portal to the Tunisian Sahara. An eclipse festival will be held in the southern oasis town of Tamerza.

Houssein writes (in French) about how the UN is the failure of humanity, and that we shouldn't have expected much from this whole UN reform story.

A small Tunisian blogger gathering was held in Montmartre café in Menzah 6 a few days ago to say goodbye and good luck to Zizou who travelled to Lebanon to study at the AUB. He's been blogging about life in Beirut, the university, finding an appartment and more (in French).

Karim reviews the re-opened Monoprix stores in the Lafayette area in downtown Tunis. Apparently it's a lot better now; more modern, better organized, wider choice of products and more.

Nawarat writes (in French) about the new comedy series, “Choufli Hal” (Find me a solution), about the daily life of a Psychiatrist and a fortune teller who live together, that the Tunisian TV will be airing this Ramadan. Tunisian TV is most watched in Ramadan because of all the really good Tunisian series they get ready for the month.

Chouchitou is happy to see that Tunisair, the official Tunisian air carrier, has launched their new website with the possibility of online ticketing (in French). The first 300 online reservations get a 25% to 50% discount.

Kartago has come across some old postcard photographs of Tunisia (in French). They're a real catch.

K-pax writes (in French) about how impossible he finds it to resist a good old Tunisian Ftira (Beignet, sort of like a holeless donut), covered in sugar or accompanied with some figs.

Hatem writes about how the list of Muslim holy places in Wikipedia was overloaded with false information and a bunch of cities and tombs, and stresses that the only holy places in Islam are Mecca, Medinah and Jerusalem.

Zied wonders if some of the comments that Tunisian youth use in coffee shops are racist (in French), even if they're not said in a racist way or tone.

Moufattich Kaaboura (in French) has tried painting some Arab calligraphy using water colours but wasn't satisfied by the result, but thinks it's interesting anyways and will try to follow up on it.

La Blogeuse brings us the results of the Top Model Tunisie 2005 competition (in French).


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