In Tamezret, Tunisia, a 2,000-year-old Berber kitchen in a mountain cave

by Rashmee

Posted on May 29, 2018


In Tamezret, a mostly abandoned mountain-top Berber village in southern Tunisia, we meet Monji Bouras, …

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Visiting the Ben Nasrs in their troglodyte house, Matmata, Tunisia

by Rashmee

Posted on May 28, 2018


We turn up at the Ben Nasrs’ family home in western Matmata. Here’s a handy …

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Tunisia’s troglodytes follow a different script from Star Wars

by Rashmee

Posted on May 27, 2018 / The Arab Weekly


MATMATA, Tunisia — Najet sits in her kitchen about 6 metres below ground level. It …

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What meaning did Meghan Markle’s white wedding dress really have?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2018


That Meghan Markle’s elegant wedding dress was white meant really nothing at all. It didn’t …

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A distinctly European sensibility in a Tunisian troglodyte house

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2018


We walk into the Trait d’Union, Tijma, Matmata in distant south-eastern Tunisia. The Libyan border …

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Living below ground: Matmata, southern Tunisia

by Rashmee

Posted on May 18, 2018


I sit in a troglodyte structure to write this. It is a dwelling typical of …

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In Old Matmata, Tunisia, they still live below the ground as for centuries

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2018


Off to Matmata, the Berber town in southern Tunisia, where some of the locals still …

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For the love of #Venice, don’t go there. Head to Trieste instead

by Rashmee

Posted on May 5, 2018


I visited Venice last April (some of what I wrote at the time is here…

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#Tunis rings in the #New Year with roast chicken and snowy-scarved pastry saints

by Rashmee

Posted on January 1, 2018


For the third year running, I find myself in Tunisia as the old year dies …

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Christmas unsettled. A Christmas tagine rather than a Christmas tree!

by Rashmee

Posted on December 25, 2017


This is a very different Christmas for us. The Tunis house is in the process …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK