Travel Blogs from El-Jem, Tunisia

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Loretta, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Loretta

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... more serene. There was no one there. Have you ever dreamed of having an entire colosseum all to yourself? That's us at El Jem. Sit yourself down and an imaginary Brian will appear selling badgers' ears and otters' noses. You can wander underneath where ...

Coliseum, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Coliseum

A travel blog entry by janda

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... home people who have seen the one in Rome tell me this one looks like it is in better shape.) So we took a louage to El Jem which is about a 2 hr drive from Monastir the louage driver waited for us for 3 hours while we toured the coliseum and the museum ...

North African road trip., Kairouan, El Jem, Mahdia, Monastir and Sousse, Tunisia travel blog

North African road trip.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... of Kairouan. We just stopped for a couple of hours, but really enjoyed the place. Then we continued on to the town of El Jem (or El Djem as it is also called) to check out its spectacular Roman amphitheater (apparently the 3rd biggest in the world). ...

The Mother of all Mothers, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

The Mother of all Mothers

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... drivers. It wasn't long before we were there. Jumped out, through the laneways, and there it was, the Mother of all Mothers. The El Jem Coloseum. Admittingly, this is the third largest in the Roman world, but out of all the ones we have been to, this is ...

El-Jem, El-Jem, Tunisia travel blog

El-Jem

A travel blog entry by leandroop

Visita a El-Jem y su ...

Our First Trip - El Jem and Pirate Ship, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Our First Trip - El Jem and Pirate Ship

A travel blog entry by jammied

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... we got changed and rushed down to reception. When the coach left it took us straight to El Jem. If no-one knows about El Jem then it is a town in Tunisia and was built by the Romans. It is said to be one of the best Roman sites in Africa. If you want ...

Roman Amphitheatre meets Giant Horse. Hmm..., El-Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Roman Amphitheatre meets Giant Horse. Hmm...

A travel blog entry by sianeth

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... massive rush. Off we piled, to be met with people selling an impressive variety of items, each as useless as the next. Anyway, El-Jem is famed for its amphitheatre, which is dates from 200-300 AD and is apparently the third biggest of the Roman ...

Gladiator, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Gladiator

A travel blog entry by elspeth

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We bus it to El Jem from Sousse. At first am not really sure if we're dropped off in the right town as there's no signage, and I'm not sure if the bus driver understood Brian's broken French. However, I assume this is the place, and it is. Quick walk ...

El Jem and a louage adventure, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

El Jem and a louage adventure

A travel blog entry by guykb

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We woke up early and decided to head for the town of El Jem, home to a massive colosseum, the third largest after Rome and Capua. We had considered the option of taking a private taxi but it was a bit expensive so we waited for the train at 11.30 instead. ...

El Jem, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

El Jem

A travel blog entry by alexoproiu

The Amfitheatre- El ...

Jewel of the desert, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Jewel of the desert

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

... now no more than a sleepy and somewhat overgrown agricultural settlement. Rise and fall of Thysdrus Thysdrus, (modern day El Jem) like most Roman settlements in Tunisia, was built on a former Punic settlement and in the 2nd century became an important and ...

Nice Coliseum in Tunisia, El Djem, Tunisia travel blog

Nice Coliseum in Tunisia

A travel blog entry by frawldog

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... 10 Day 8 Amanda wanted to get out of this dirty place as soon as possible, so we woke up at 6 AM and took a louage to El Djem. El Djem is a city and also a coliseum.  So we got off at the bus stop and then walked about five minutes to the ...

The hottest place where I've been around the world, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

The hottest place where I've been around the world

A travel blog entry by tiramillas

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... to remain at the beach.  By this reason we missed to go to Bulla Regia, perhaps a more interesting deposit than El Jem, although without amphitheatre.  This of El Jem deserves without any doubt the visit, despite the infernal heat. As the ...

El Jem, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

El Jem

A travel blog entry by emeric.bensaci

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Premiere etape El Jem, ancienne ville romaine, avec un des amphiteatres les mieux conserves du monde... Superbe.. Ville un peu pourrie a mon ...

Coloseum of Tunesia, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Coloseum of Tunesia

A travel blog entry by kennethj

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Historiens vingesus kan ses på lang afstand og den kan faktisk mærkes jo tættere på man kommer - underligt. Jeg kørte listende fremad igennem byen og parkerede tæt ved endnu en romersk site. Steg ud og listede langs husene ...

El Djem, El Djem, Tunisia travel blog

El Djem

A travel blog entry by mimiama

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koloseum ...

Hit the road to Tozeur, El jem, Tunisia travel blog

Hit the road to Tozeur

A travel blog entry by ced.travelling

When he goes: Saturday 11th November 2006. Who he goes with (from): Frank (UK), Rebecca (UK), Tim (Nigeria), Neil (UK). How he gets there: Updated data on their way... Where he stays:   Updated data on their way... Build-up ...

Return to El Jem again..., El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Return to El Jem again...

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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... a repeat visit we have reproduced some of the text from our earlier entry. Amphitheatre - History repeating itself The amphitheatre at El Jem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238. It was never ...

El Jem - Yes, Another World Heritage Site, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

El Jem - Yes, Another World Heritage Site

A travel blog entry by tendashseven

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... off local passengers.  We ask a group of drivers where the main louage terminal is.  Where are you going, they query?  El Jem!  Oh, you should get a private Louage since it will be impossible to find a return ride home.  They will ...

Trip to El Jem and Sousse, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Trip to El Jem and Sousse

A travel blog entry by justine28

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... and Sousse.   The drive from Port El Kantaoui to sleepy town of El Jem took little above an hour and town's main attraction - El Jem Amphitheatre - was visible from the outskirts and main road leading to the city. As soon as we got out of the ...

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