We just had some great news from Tunisia. At the end of On Hannibal’s Trail we rode through a village there called Zama – it was near here that Hannibal fought and lost the final battle of the 2nd Punic War. While we were filming we watched villagers walking or riding donkeys a kilometer down the hill, past the ruins of Roman water reservoirs, to fetch water from a muddy pool/well.
With all the positive changes in some parts of the Middle East – Tunisia included – and the disruptions that has caused, the Jama Fund donation is still in a holding pattern six months after the US$1600 was delivered to microfinance group Enda inter-arabe. There is some movement! Michael Cracknell from inter-arabe says they are […]
Good news on our fundraiser for the Tunisian village of Jama! You may remember that we visited Jama during our filming of the last episode of ‘On Hannibal’s Trail’ when we explored where Hannibal fought his last battle. Thanks to all your efforts we managed to raise US$1600 – thanks very much everyone – which […]
A big thank you to the girls in their final year at Oxford High School for having me come and talk to them last week. And to Rachael Pallas-Brown their teacher. A fun, perceptive and intelligent audience – I had a great time. At least until we were compared to the label of a peanut […]
Thanks a lot to all the year 10 and 11 students at Kelmscott school who sat patiently through my Hannibal talk the other day! A very generous and forgiving audience. One of the best questions of the day was “what was the most peculiar thing that you came across on your trip?” I had to […]
We have started up a charity fund to help the village of Jama. This is possibly where Hannibal fought his last great battle against Scipio, known as the battle of Zama and it was where we ended our journey following Hannibal’s Trail. We are aiming to raise 3000 US dollars which will be used to […]