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 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 dotcom.

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 proof-reader 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  and Peru.   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