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Jerba



Jerba
Introduction

1. Houmt Souq

2. Diversity

3. Borj el-Kebir

4. Zone touristique

5. Hara Sghira

6. Hara Kebira

7. Guellala

8. Lonely mosque

9. Mosque of the Turkish mother

10. Jama' Fadloud

11. Jama' Ghizen

12. Jama' Mastiri

13. Jama' Mazline

14. Jama' Mezraya

15. Jama' Tajdid

16. Underground oil-press in Midoun

17. Aghir

18. Sponges and octopuses

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JERBA / AJIM
Sponges and octopuses



The octopuses of Ajim never learn. Every evening they take refuge in nice hiding places, but they have not yet discoverd that anyone using one of those nice smooth ceramic pots will never return.
The fishermen in the small port of Ajim – which is the first settlement you get to when you arrive with the ferry from the main land – puts out a loads of grey ceramic pots into the sea the evening, in order to pull them out every morning, to the great surprise of the hiding octopuses.

Ajim, Jerba, Tunisia

Sponges are the other catch of the local fishermen. Sponges of high quality are taken from the sea bed, and sold at relatively inflated prices in Houmt Souq. Your own swimming in these waters should be careful as there are many large jellyfish out here.




By Tore Kjeilen