By : Hatem Dhwibi


Can two or many distant different worlds share a common ground one day? Yes they can as long as the will exists. By feeling each others, by listening to each others, by not judging each others, by supporting one another, everything is possible. During my days in the States, I have noticed that a large number of people have no clue about what’s in the outside world except the few doubtful ideas they heard somewhere. I have been asked too many times about Tunisia, how it is? Where we go? If it is fun? So I decided to revive some of my old articles about my country so that some ideas come clear.

Djerba is one of my best places to visit. Djerba in Tunisia is kind of like Las Vegas in America. It is the melting pot of different cultures, religions, and civilizations. It is the ultimate destination for tourists and lovers of life. Djerba, they call it ‘dream island’, I would rather call it ‘lovers island’. I love to see the sparkles around those couples walking in the city’s streets and alleys, hands of traditional incenses are coming out of the stores and shops of crafts, a smell that would attract lovers to come in and buy gifts and souvenirs, necklaces, bracelets, hats, dresses, shoes, rings. The beautiful warm weather, the sun, the trees, the sand, it’s all loveable. A nice young lady said : ‘what’s not to love about Djerba?. It is here where I met my soul mate, I came from France to spend a holiday and he was here on a business trip, we first talked on the pirates’ ship on the way to ‘Ras Rmal’. We rode a camel together on the beach, it was fun, the fragrance of the blue sea, the sound of waves calling the seagull, the golden sand, it was so intimate. At night, we headed to a night club, music was so loud, we have been together since then.’

Discos and night clubs in Djerba are always full of people who come to enjoy the music, they play all kinds of music, Latinos, Dancehall, RnB, HipHop, Techno, Electronic…etc. It’s tiny island with a considerable content. My second meeting with Lyn was in Djerba, it is also where I first met Ricky and Paul, they are very nice joyful people. I have made many good friends in Djerba like everyone else does every single day. A series of hotels is placed in the area of Midoun, so close to the beach, while the area of  Houmet Esouk is designated for the presentation of traditions and crafts. A large market where you can find anything you desire to buy. If you are interested in studying the place’s customs, Guellala is the best place to be around and in. In Guellala, there is a great museum that remains dedicated to the folk art and traditions of Djerba’s early inhabitants, their clothing style, their weddings ceremonies and circumcision rituals. It also contains a large collection of pottery.

Pack your baggage, make a reservation, call the ones you love and tell them about your future destination, the island of Djerba and share the best of life moments.

‘Ras Rmal’ is a small island within the island. Reachable through a short cruise across the sea in the pirates ship. It is so exposed to the sun so most tourists go to tan while playing games and having fun as one big family.

Djerba has its magic, and distance is a challenge, a challenge worth working for.


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About Cool Burn Hatem

Hatem Dhwibi, a.k.a CooL Burn. A black guy from South Tunisia, kebili. Born in the second of december, 1988, but for him, he's not born yet. His life, the life he's looking forward didn't start yet. Cool Burn is the nickname he picked up for himself as a reflection of his person. Cool because he smiles, whether its time for a smile or not, he says : "i smile because i can". Burn, because he's burning from the inside, flames no one knows about, may be even no one could understand, so he's keeping himself a secret. Graduated from the higher institute of languages as an english teacher, he got the impression of his teachers and colleges especially during oral presentation sessions. He wanted to carry on courses but life didn't want him to. He lives in big-small city in the south. Big in space but small in content. He says : "dreams is what keeps me alive" He is ambitious, his dreams has no limits. He achieved some and still struggling for the rest. His father died when he was 13 years old, that left him a scar. 13 years after the death, he made the first song about his father called "R.i.P dad", in which he describes what happened that day and what he felt and of course using english language, making a duet with his friend whose father died recently. Music for him is a release, a remedy, so he writes, sometimes he records when able, other times he just keep his verses on papers. His mom is his first lady, he says :" no one and nothing comes before mom even i" Not much seen in his life but enough for him to learn how to survive. Contact info: Email : Facebook : Hatem Cool Burn Fone : +216 28 086 670