Hotel Dar Ismail
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... Note Brett bought a really great rug for our house at the rug flop here! We Laos then stopped for an unimpressive lunch on our way to the beautiful resort, seaside village of Sid Bou Said. This is famous for the vibrant blue and white structures of the entire town. Bought some cool hand of Fatima shaped appetizer ...
... which runs for a few blocks before it ends at the Place de la Victoire and the imposing Bab el Bahr (Port de France), the large standing gate which was once the entrance of the medina.
The old medina of Tunis covers about three square kilometers of the city centre at the rear of Lake Tunis. In the centre lies a beautiful mosque, the Zaytouna or Grand Mosque of Tunis.
We love markets and after two exhausting days ...
... of Tunis. It didn't take long before we left the modern and very civilised city centre and passed through poorer looking suburbs, where olive groves lived oddly side by side with rusting corrugated metal clad factories and ugly motor vehicle demolition yards. Like many growing cities, it was obvious that the rural fringes were being eaten up by an ever increasing urban sprawl. Cement block houses lined dusty streets and sadly, piles of rubbish were ...
... in 1963 France pulls out of Bizerte.
First multi-party elections since independence and President Bourgiba's party wins by landslide.
A bloodless coup. Prime Minister Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has President Bourgiba declared as mentally unfit to rule and helps himself to take power.
Ben Ali wins presidential elections. He proceeds to be elected on four more occasions, the last in 2009.
Tuesday 16th April
Left the hotel at 7am on way to the first Roman site travelling down through the hills & forests on to a fertile plain. Chemtou was a town built around a marble quarry from which marble was shipped by river to all parts of the Roman Empire. A German group is working there excavating & there is a small theatre & an ...