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Discussion in 'Rat Behavior' started by Laura2014, Sep 15, 2016.

  1. BoliceFan

    BoliceFan New Member

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    A brochure at the airport or ads on TV? I was recently stranded overnight at Monastir louage station but perfectly safe. U couldn't get to where there was WIFI to meet friends near Monastir but at 02:00 am onwards it was very disturbing, who and what I saw, comings and goings but I won't expand on that and I took down no number plates. It is a crossroads/ roundabout zone, with people leaving and arriving or on a journey. The louage coordinator/ticket producer man and mates see nothing as they have their back to it all and curtains closed. Was there for 7 or so hours & was really grateful for the prodessionaliam of the people who run the Monastir station louage as some people call it.. Sorry delete this please if not relevant. Warnings need to be given to all genders but I feel just as safe here as I do in my own city or safer in general.
     
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  3. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Long way to travel from Australia to Tunisia? Part of a world trip or to meet a Man? Just curious as it sounded like you were at the airport alone?
     
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    Jisela Well-Known Member

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    Maybe because you’re a man? Also, saying you didn’t write down license plates demonstrates your naivety about Tunisia :D
     
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  5. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    Bolicefan’s profile says female from Australia.
     
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  6. Jisela

    Jisela Well-Known Member

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    That’s actually a terrifying story then. It is not safe to be out late at night as a woman anywhere in Tunisia...

    You can “feel safe” and assume the best all you want, but Tunisia has an extremely high reported percentage of sexual assaults... not even talking about other crime.
     
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    Jisela Well-Known Member

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    Even in small states, women don’t leave their homes at night alone, especially as a tourist. She’s very lucky she didn’t run into problems...
     
  8. Jisela

    Jisela Well-Known Member

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    Tunisian women don’t travel alone at night (unless they’re looking for problems), and it’s not recommended by Tunisian women. It’s not like there’s women’s lib full force in Tunisia, so I don’t know what to tell this person...
     
  9. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    I assumed it was the Airport, but louage is the railway station. :eek:
     
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  10. Jisela

    Jisela Well-Known Member

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    It’s kinda funny, the Tunisian rats here will tell you what’s up (talk about wolf packs, etc.), Tunisian women even say they’re afraid, but somehow people insist on presenting this buttoned-up image of Tunisia. I don’t get it.
     
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  11. Snuggle

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    Louage is the taxi station. This were you can take the long distance taxi. It’s a terrible way of traveling you sit with 5 people on the backseat when it’s for 4, no seatbelts. We took one one from Tabarka to Tunis around new year it was very busy so they smelled money and kept people piling in.
    The taxi arrived and loads of people ran at it climbed in it was disgusting.
    You don’t even want to be there at daylight.
     
  12. Mango Chutney

    Mango Chutney Well-Known Member

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    A Louage is those smelly little mini bus things that me and Judith have described....with no aircon.
    They are a horrible and cheap way of travelling, so you can imagine the kinda folk that generally use them....and they are not the sort I'd want to spend the night with :thumbsup:
    Well yes.....they are written in Arabic :D
    Ja, t'was an incredibly foolish thing to do :eek:
    A Tunisian woman alone out at night is dangerous, but a Western woman....no way! That was sheer stupidity, and as you said, it highlights how little she understands the country.
    :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  13. Laura2014

    Laura2014 Well-Known Member

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    I hope @BoliceFan comes back. Her profile said she has escaped a rat. I’d be interested in her story.
     

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