The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

The Tunisian Sahara

postcards3This beautiful card comes from Mehdi in Tunisia and shows camels in the Sahara. The name ‘Sahara’ comes from the Arabic ‘as-Sahra al-Kubra’ meaning The Great Desert – aptly named! With the exception of the Arctic and the Antarctic, the Sahara is the world’s largest desert and also the hottest with sand dunes as high as 180m! Wow! One thing I learned studying archaeology though, was that it was once one of the most fertile regions on earth. Amazing thought!

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My First From Tunisia


After two attempts at swapping, I finally received this awesome card from Mehdi in Tunisia! It’s so beautiful – just look at all the colours! He tells me he thinks Sidi Bou Said is one of the prettiest places in Tunis, it definitely looks amazing for a capital! He’s also used some amazing stamps, which are always appreciated!