TUNISIA THE FIRST PIPER

A CELTIC MUSICAL ADVENTURE #epiXtrip

In 2014 I kicked off an adventure that would change my life forever.

A WORLD RECORD

I decided I wanted to be the first person to play the bagpipes in every country on Earth so I quit my job and booked a flight to Tunisia!

I spent 2 weeks in this North African country having some of the most amusing & heart warming experiences I’ve ever had.

La Hawla!

I rented a car and every day, without fail, I would be stopped by the police. Super intimidating, especially when you don’t speak Arabic, French or Tunisian Arabic.

Fortunately, I always had the bagpipes to hand, which got me out of every sticky situation! As it turns out, bagpipes are the national instrument of Tunisia...

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...but they look a little different to your usual set of pipes!

I played in every souk (market) I could find, I performed in ancient Roman ruins, and I even played for a Tunisian football club; however, ...

...piping in the Sahara desert was the real game changer because it made me realise one incredibly important thing...

...wind, sand and skirts don’t make a good mix!

#epiXtrip

Find out more about my travels at www.thefirstpiper.com

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