South of Tunisia and the Sahara desert trail we found a huge desert. It wasn't a sand dessert, but rather one made of salt. Chot El Jerid extends dozens of kilometers and we crossed it through a long, straight road. At one point we stopped on a "strategic" path at a souvenir stall (mostly desert roses), in the middle of nowhere. I was struck by these strange, yet cheerful services in contrast to that remote and lonely place. A worn down, destroyed boat shows that this salt desert located in southern Tunisia was navigable. Depending on the time of year, the place is flooded by the rains. The salt creates strange light effects.