By Deborah Burke Henderson
Market days in the square bustle with activity: street vendors, bakers and spice traders, colorful tarps strewn over the dirt stocked with baskets of grains, small teapots, jugs, cooking pots, and other essential utensils. Locals in their burnooses sell eggs, others hawk hand-woven rugs, baknoogs, and blankets.
The souk is my favorite place in Medenine.
Sundays are extra special as Arabian stallions, camels, goats, and other livestock are assembled for viewing. Bartering goes on forever before a sale is made. Conversations carry on over small glasses of hot, syrupy-sweet green tea, poured at arm’s length from a tiny blue metal teapot sitting atop a cylindrical, stunted clay stove.[Read more…] about In the Corps