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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 / MIDOUN
Underground oil-presses
Somewhat less exotic today, the camel that used to trod around in circles, running the olive oil press, has retired and a profane machine does the job today. Nevertheless, the underground construction, resembling what is found in the Matmata- area, takes care of the humidity that is vital for the production of olive oil during the winter. Today Midoun has one left, but this is easy to visit in the months of winter, from November to January.

Midoun, Jerba, Tunisia

Real Jerban life is not really on display in Midoun, the town is too close to the Zone touristique, to have preserved the safety of the local society,- people here have since long adjusted to the presence of photographing, ultra-light dressed foreign tourists. Visitors are principally appreciated by vendors in fairly ordinary souvenir shops. Some of the old life returns on Fridays, which is market day.




By Tore Kjeilen