|Locals at Sahara Festival|
For a start, the clear absence of foreigners there (I wasn't the only one who hadn't known about it) and the fact that my travelling companion had a slightly expensive DSL camera meant that it was assumed we were foreign press, and were ushered through the crowd into a stand with a great view of the afternoon's activities. I was quite pleased this didn't mean we had to sit way up in the bleachers, where locals had obviously been sitting and waiting for hours already.
One of the most hilarious moments was the two-man camel show. Despite the fact that there were real camels as far as the eye could see, apparently it was necessary to have a men-in-camel-costume show. Yes, the "camel" was led around by a trainer and encouraged to do various tricks, all of which it performed, well, not very well. I hope it was just there for humour value!
|Camel costume show at the Sahara Festival|
Anyway, the Sahara Festival takes place every year shortly after Christmas, so if you are heading to Tunisia be a bit smarter than me and actually time your visit - it's well worth it.