Stellar Star Wars Sites in Tunisia

Star Wars ManiaWith the imminent release of Stars Wars 7, The Force Awakens,
promised for this December, Star Wars mania is practically out of control! Star Wars Stuff When we were at Disney World last week, you could buy just about anything imaginable (or unimaginable) at the Disney stores, Tatooine and it reminded me that while we were in Tunisia we saw several Star Wars sites.Hotel Sidi Driss 2 In fact, did you know that 5 out of 6 Star Wars movies  Sidi Bouhlel were partially filmed in southern Tunisia, Sidi Bouhlel 4 and Sidi Bouhlel Sidi Bouhlel 6 (aka “Star Wars Canyon”) Sidi Bouhlel 9 was also used in filming some scenes from Raiders of the Lost Ark Sidi Bouhlel 5 and The English Patient. Hotel Sidi Driss Lunch We had a very exotic but pleasant lunch at the Hotel Sidi Driss, Hotel Sidi Driss 1 but if you want, you can stay there Hotel Sidi Driss 6 for $12 per night Hotel Sidi Driss 3 and meet up with fellow Star Wars aficionados Hotel Sidi Driss 5 and various other intergalactic forces Hotel Sidi Driss 4 at the site of the Star Wars bar (or so I’m told). Sahara in a 4-wheel One afternoon, after a rollicking ride through the Sahara in a 4-wheel drive, Tatooine we pulled up to Tatooine for a saunter through the streets. Tatooine 3I have to say, even though I’m not very familiar with the Star Wars movies, Tatooine 11it was a real blast to walk around this very famous “set,” Tatooine 8and I really wished my son-in-law, Carl (who loves all things Star Warian), Tatooine 12 could have been there to see everything too! Tatooine5 Nevertheless, I was consoled to know that Carl has chosen the better part! Tatooine 14Tatooine isn’t some place you’d really want to live. Tatooine 15 It’s just a set. A facade with no heart or home within. Tatooine 4 Carl, on the other hand, works every day at a wonderful church. Tatooine 2 What could be better than that?Tatooine              Psalm 84: “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Tatooine 9 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord:
my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. Tatooine5
Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God. Tatooine 13 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. Pools of water in Tunisia Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well;
the rain also filleth the pools. Tatooine 7
They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed. Tatooine 10 10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness. Tatooine 6 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory:
no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.”