News from Tunisia
We are here, arrived safe and sound yesterday around noon. Mafoud met us at the airport and after a complicated maze in the airport parking lot (seriously, 15 minutes or forward and backward and arabic out the window and multiple bumped curbs) we headed off to Hammamet. The new hotel is beautiful (there were flowers on our beds) the staff is friendly and the food is excellent. We are being treated exceptionally well so far. Guess what was delivered this morning: TWO acoustic pianos!!! Joel and Shoshi are great, the schedule is almost entirely in place and we're all looking forward to the students coming tomorrow. Dani arrived this morning and we had a lovely reunion at lunch and made plans to all hit the beach later this evening while we still have some free time. The beach, by the way, puts the other hotel to shame. Beautiful water, beautiful sand... I could stay there all day if I didn't have so many eager violinists showing up tomorrow.
Anyway all is well and we're having a great time. Feel free to publish any of this to the blog. The hotel has no internet but there's a cafe around the corner (where I am now) so we'll do our best to stay in touch.