Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Star Wars Tours in Tunisia

Star Wars fans may be more familiar with the planet Tatooine than the country of Tunisia -- but they are one and the same. Five out of the six Star Wars movies were partially filmed in southern Tunisia and the joyous thing is that many of the sets are still nicely preserved. You can stay in Luke Skywalker's home (now a hotel) and wander around the desert bumping into robots and other Star Wars paraphernalia around Mos Espa. This is not your typical Disney World or MGM studio tour. Most Tunisians haven't even seen the Star Wars movies, but they recognize that there's more value in just leaving the props alone, than removing them.