In The Phantom Menace, the Tatooine settlement of Mos Espa was where Anakin Skywalker — the immaculate antichrist of the Star Wars universe — built C-3PO and practiced his force lightning on stray womp rats. But in real life, the Mon Espa set — which is 40 kilometers from Tozeur, Tunisia, — is the home to folks who…
Die hard Star Wars fan might know this already but for the rest, here's your next vacation: Tunisia. Four of the Star Wars filmed in Tunisia (as the planet Tatooine) and most of the buildings are still in good shape, which means you can visit it. It's Star Wars, but instead of being a galaxy far, far away, it's on…
Though many of the Middle Eastern revolutions have come and gone, the prevailing reasons behind them are still under much debate. The conflict largely hinges on whether or not social media can create action. According to one theory, it can actually stop it.
The UK Guardian has a beautiful interactive timeline breaking down the chain of events as it pertains to the Middle East revolts, which involve Egypt, Tunsia and Libya. Cleanly organized by date, event and country, it's a helpful way to make sense of a lot of information at the very least. [Guardian]
Dar Hi, an eco spa opening in the Tunisian village of Nefta, looks kind of like Luke Skywalker's Uncle's place after an extreme home makeover. Which is fitting, because its just a short walk from where George Lucas filmed Tatooine.
Chott El Jerid is a salt-encrusted seasonal lake in southwestern Tunisia. The Europlanet project, a consortium of universities devoted to finding earthly environment similar to other planets and moons, has designated the area an earthbound Mars.