How Does The Idiot End His Twenty-Year Walk Around The Mediterranean Sea? He Becomes Emperor Of Carthage!

The Idiot, who has been walking around the Mediterranean Sea since January 1998, has officially ended his 20-year MedTrek in the ancient city of Carthage on the Mediterranean coast in Tunisia.

As he was informed earlier this year by the Oracle of Ammon at the Siwa Oasis in Egypt, The Idiot must now serve for the rest of his days as a stand-in for Alexander the Great who died in Babylon in June 323 BC before he was able, as Plutarch wrote, “to sail past the Pillars of Hercules and conquer Carthage.”

He will henceforth, at home and abroad, be known as The Idiot Emperor of Carthage, which was initially ruled by the Romans in 146 BC.

Here are the first exclusive photos of the new emperor followed by views of and from his realm.

At the end of his twenty-year walk around the Mediterranean Sea, The Idiot Emperor now rules Carthage.

The Idiot’s first edict as emperor is the banning of all garbage on Tunisian beaches.

The Idiot sits on his throne with two permanent, and rarely smiling, guards.

Carthage, as you would expect, provides The Idiot Emperor with some of the best views on the Mediterranean Sea.

A view of the Mediterranean Sea from contemporary Carthage.

A view of the Mediterranean Sea from contemporary Upper Carthage.

The Idiot Emperor’s favorite view of a Carthage column.

The Idiot Emperor’s favorite view of the Mediterranean Sea featuring a Carthage column.

The Idiot Emperor’s favorite view of the Mediterranean Sea featuring a Carthage palm tree.

The Idiot Emperor’s neighbor, in the palace next door, is the current president of Tunisia. They have a meeting set for Halloween.

The Idiot Emperor plans to restore Carthage to its physical state during the era of Alexander the Great. Here is a model of the reconstruction project that will be officially launched next Easter.

The Idiot Emperor will restore Carthage to the way it looked in 324 BC.

The Idiot Emperor intends to keep many ruins, both Punic and Roman, as reminders of the past.

This view will not be altered or obstructed by The Idiot Emperor’s reconstruction of Carthage.

These tombs will not be altered or touched during The Idiot Emperor’s reconstruction of Carthage.

This statue will not be repaired as part of The Idiot Emperor’s reconstruction of Carthage.

Although rumors have recently spread throughout the kingdom, The Idiot Emperor has issued a press release concerning some of the more serious false news that is making the rounds.

”Contrary to current rumors, The Idiot Emperor does NOT plan to change the name of this nearby mosque to The Idiot Emperor’s Mosque.”

“Contrary to current rumors, The Idiot Emperor’s does NOT plan to cover the private parts of any sculptures at Carthage.”

“Contrary to current rumors, The Idiot Emperor does NOT plan to behead the Carthage sculptor who carved this bust of The Idiot Emperor.”

Next week: The Idiot returns to Antibes, France, where he launched the MedTrek on January 1, 1998.

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About Joel

Joel Stratte-McClure has been a global trekker since the 1970s. He lived in France for over 30 years, working as a journalist, before he turned his attention to a unique life-time-project of walking the shores of the Mediterranean. The first 4,401 kilometers are explored in his inspirational and entertaining first book "The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean." The next 4,401 kilometers are covered in the gods-filled sequel, "The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” published on Valentine's Day 2013. The last 4,401 kilometers will be discussed in the last book of the trilogy currently entitled "The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean."

One Response to How Does The Idiot End His Twenty-Year Walk Around The Mediterranean Sea? He Becomes Emperor Of Carthage!

  1. nolan abraham

    Love the finale! Excellently done Joel.

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