Our Peugeot 404 broke down in El Djem — one of the only times anything ever happened to our car, over the thousands and thousands of miles we drove. The local mechanic repaired it ... by pouring water onto the hood!

Luckily, there are worst places to be stranded in than in front of the Roman amphitheater of Thysdrus.

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