Sunday, January 9, 2011

DES MOTS D'AMOUR SUR UN CACTUS

So here I am back in Canada after a wonderful time in Tunisia. I had a great time there overall (except for a little illness, and a social crisis). I missed blogging a lot, I couldn't blog or post because the state blocked almost every internet connection, and they blocked the possibility to upload pictures. So I had to wait two weeks until I could finally post some of the pictures I took.
Here is the first part, they were taken in Hammamet for the first part of them. I don't really enjoy Hammamet usually, especially in the summer because it's packed with tourist and so crowded. But I must say that it is quite lovely in the winter. It looks like a Mediterranean village again, the hotels are empty, and the streets are calm and silent. This winter it was quite windy and cold, and the sky was both sunny and dark. It was so pleasant to walk down those streets.
And now that I am back I must say I miss it a lot, I feel so happy when I am close to the beach. And what I miss the most is the Mediterranean food, I missed it so much that I had to made a Mediterranean salad today. I found the recipe in Sophie Dahl's cooking book.

I will now leave you with those pictures, I will post some more probably next week.

54 comments:

Wttwotc said...

wops wops wops! I've loved these pictures :) I really like the colors you get. Awesome.

Brenda said...

It looks so peaceful& isolated. perfect for a vacation! Lovely pictures

valnouveau said...

the hotel looks great, i love the style all white. and i think you had a great experience with all bad or god stuff.
:)

Kate said...

Gorgeous pictures - welcome back! That salad looks delicious.
xx

Eden said...

amazing shots!:))))

Fransisca Angela said...

lovely photographs and your blog is really great I love it!:)

Abi said...

These photos are beautiful as per usual! Tunisia hunh? The country hasn't been on my radar, but these photos have changed that. The all white building, the clear beach, the sunset. Is that where you're from?

Madeline Weber said...

ah you are so lucky! tunisia sounds amazing

xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

annette said...

love these pictures... the turtles are sooo cute!!

M.G.A. said...

Mmm, that salad looks delicious. Your photos are lovely, as usual.

Doves + Ravens

MeMe said...

Amazing colorful pictures, you never disappoint :) And always make me want to fly away :) xxx

audrey marie said...

can't believe you were just in tunisia with all the unrest there! beautiful photos! the last is my favorite.

Kristen said...

lovely pics! the white building is so gorgeous!

brigduong said...

You have a lovely blog and I'm looking forward to seeing the next batch of pictures! :)

ching said...

waaah that salad is calling out to me. beautiful shots once again.

annalyn said...

love the horizon and the salad, they look so fresh..yummy!

5amjetaime said...

very very interesting parallel of pics w/ different moods and textures. yours is still on the top of my photography blog list!!! keep up the great work & happy 2011! xoxo from california, gabbie@5amjetaime.com

Fashion Cappuccino said...

Ooh, the white buildings look so spectacular!! I love those salad pictures; Yumm!! xoxoxoo

elena-anna said...

re: i can tell from the pictures =)
thank you

Yet said...

Beautiful and exciting! And when I saw that salad, I looked at my stomach... I said, Stomach it's time to eat! haha I'm glad you enjoyed your stay... I'm anxious to see more pictures!

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M! said...

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M! said...

beautiful picts!!
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sincerely, said...

beautiful! you have impeccable taste.

sincerely, M

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Marinka said...

@yet: haha your comment made me laugh ^^ I am glad you liked it! Bon apetit then ;)

@M: I will thanks for the compliments

@ sincerely : thank you your comments are always really nice

sara said...

these are amazing photos!

naomemandeflores said...

Looks like the weather was pretty crazy out there, right? Great pictures, I love the turtles!

That salad looks delicious and I also adore the bolws.


Camila F.

Anonymous said...

oooooh!! all these exotic pictures are making me hungry to go abroad!!

nesha,
http://thebuttonowl.co.uk/

Kb said...

Breathtaking, I love the food and postcard pictures. The little tortoises are so cute!

Harriet said...

What beautiful pictures, and what a beautiful place. You must have just missed all the unrest there though? It looks so sad there now.

GK said...

ahhh, those photos are just wonderful! i'd give up almost anything to be there now :) so you're from canada? i'm writing an essay on canadian literature for my canadian studies class lol coincidence :)

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Winnie said...

Oh I was about to say what Harriet said, you must have missed all the trouble that has meant tourists returning home asap!

Your pictures are stunning as always, my favourite is the sunset one but the salads look delicious too!

Marinka said...

@ Winnie: I was actually there during the revolution but it was all happenning in the south of the country and since there was such a repression of the state, people were not aware inside the country of what was really happening. It came up as a real surprised.

@ GK: Lol thank I am not canadian actually but I have been living here for the past 3 years :)

@ Nesha: I hope you will get the chance to travel there someday, or some other place nice in the world :)

Athena. said...

Oh, you have such a wonderful blog: these images are all so beautiful! xxx

the gorgeous said...

would looove to go! it seems awesome!
comeback to reality ;))

SucceedingatFailing said...

such beautiful photos! I love the one with the turtles and the close-ups of the food! so nice and colourful! Tunisia sounds wonderful!

Salony said...

You took beautiful pictures of a beautiful country. And that food looks gooood ;)

Ellinor Forje said...

I want to travel now because of you. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and drop by me too when you have time.

Cheers.

Piter said...

in love with the pics, i need summer!!

Kiyo said...

oh my the third photo is so so pretty. I'm enchanted by all of your photos, it makes me want to travel all over the world!

Putu Eka said...

wow nice vacation...where you go for this vacation?

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Snow Black said...

Your holiday looked lovely ;-)

Juliet said...

Looks beautiful!

Juliet xxx

Cris said...

WOW. From Tunisia to Canada. Quite the contrast! It is nice to be by the beach though...lovely pictures as always!

Cris
http://www.bisouonline.com

clarasmiles said...

this place looks so heavenly, and the picts ones again are perfect!
I really really like your photograph

kisses honney

The Stylish Nomad said...

Beautiful pics!!

xx
Kaylee

Ida Nielsen said...

You really captured some awesome skies!! Gorgeous.

mr. maus said...

beautiful like always ♥

▲ T Linh ▲ said...

i love your photos :) so great!
it seems that you're travelling a lot :> so jealous

paperwhales said...

That salad looks so gooddddd


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Monique said...

Glad you are back home safe and had a lovely time eating delicious food!

nathalie said...

Nice pictures! Here in Sweden it's so cold and I hate the snow! Want summer now..
Like your blog, hugs

Sabrina O. said...

Gorgeous pictures! I really long to spend time on the beach, can't wait for summer!
x

Strawberry Freckleface said...

That white resort or hotel...looks amazing. I want to be there right MEOW!


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Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

The etchings in the catctus' are so cute. x hivennn