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Walid Painting

Overcoming Adversity through Art: An Interview with Walid

We all love a good book or movie about an underdog who is victorious despite all the odds stacked against him. But how many of us can tell underdog tales from our personal experiences? Walid’s story is a true, uplifting and heartwarming story about overcoming great adversity,...
Chocolate Pastries

Halawiyat Tounsia: Baking Passion into Business in Djerba

If you are walking near downtown Houmt Souk in Djerba, you might smell the sweet aroma of delicious pastries and sweets coming from Halawiyat Tounsia before you even see this small bakery. I happened to visit Halawiyat Tounsia on a rainy day, yet customers were still rushing...
Jilani the Owner and Artist

Dar Jilani – Masterpieces Made From Junk

Located in Houmt Souk in Djerba, Dar Jilani is a hybrid space which combines a café, restaurant, art gallery and traditional skills workshops into a safe haven for artists. Most visitors’ first impressions upon walking into Dar Jilani are somewhat bewildering. The restaurant and...
Moncef Tounsi

The Art of Arabic Calligraphy

The Guellala Museum in Djerba is arguably the best museum on the island. This must-see museum attracts thousands of foreign tourists and locals to learn about the rich history and culture of the Djerbians. There is a hidden gem to be found at the end of the Guellala museum tour....
El Fondouk

El Fondouk – From Historic Caravan Hotel to Famous Café

The El Fondouk café, possibly Djerba’s most popular café is perfectly situated in the heart of Houmt Souk medina. There’s more to this famous café than just good coffee. The Story Behind El Fondouk A fondouk, or caravansary is a historic hotel established along ancient caravan...