Africa, Trip Reports

Traveling in Tunisia – Guest Writer

January 14, 2010 • By

Today, A View To A Thrill welcomes a new friend and fellow world-traveler, Sheridan Lucas, as a guest writer.  She will share her impressions of her splendid visit to the country of Tunisia in Northern Africa.  Sheridan is an aspiring writer who is always looking for fun-loving travel companions to roam the world with.  If you enjoy adventure travel and would like to do some trekking, cycling, kayaking and/or walking tours please contact her at hot mail dot com.

About Sheridan Lucas:Sheridan-Tunisia-2009-177-300x300

“I was a navy brat who made my first cross-country trip when I was two weeks old, in a cardboard box on the seat of my parents’ car.   I think that imprinted me for travel, like a baby duck, and I’ve been going ever since.  When I was 20,  I went to Europe and hitch-hiked around for 8 months, then resumed my education.   After graduation from Berkeley in 1975 ( during which time I worked as a proofreader and editorial assistant),  I moved to Oregon, got married, built a house and now manage my personal timber stand in the country, outside of Portland.

I participate in a lot of sports and have cycled from Canada to San Francisco,  in the Caribbean, and in various European countries.   I also trekked for two weeks in the Andes and eventually, I want to do more.   My favorite countries so far are Turkey,  Morocco andPeru.   I enjoy active travel and especially like to see folklore or dance festivals that involve local costumes,  fabrics and handwork.   I also like to interact with the locals, like the time when I rode the third class bus with a pig on the roof and the chickens inside, in Guatemala.  That is where you gain the most authentic and interesting experiences.   I would say that I am inquisitive and intrepid.   The only way we’re going to have peace in this world is by really getting to know each other.  Some other interests- and I have many- are theater, dancing, music,  singing and reading.”READ MORE