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1. Around the sea oasis

2. Basket market

3. Crowded fishing port


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Around the sea oasis
Gabes, Tunisia

The sea oasis of Gabes is both a gift from above, and under constant threat from nature. The richness and the fertile conditions are under constant challenge by the damp sea air. While agriculture goes on as always, not leaving an inch unused, but many of the more than 300,000 date palms are in increasingly poor condition.
In the from the proper sea oasis, lying between the market centre and the port, many other oasis communities lies. Chenini (not the same as the village near Tataouine) and El Aouadid are the most noteworthy. The latter even offers a crocodile farm, open for visitors. Gabes, Tunisia

By Tore Kjeilen