Travel Blogs from Gammarth
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According to historians, little is known about the origins of the city of Oudhna although it is thought to be probably a Berber-Punic urban centre transformed into a colony under the Roman ruler Octavian-Ausgustus. One of the oldest colonies in Africa, its golden age lasted throughout the first two centuries AD, declining to a large village in the Arab-Moslem period.
The 1895 Murray Handbook for Travellers in Tunisia ...
... neighbours such as Syria, Egypt, Libya and Iraq etc whose current fate is unquestionably worse than its pre-revolution days. Time, of course, will tell.
* Photographs courtesy of Wikipedia
... officers were snoozing or chatting. I booked our hotel close to the airport which seemed walking distance, to hopefully avoid taxi ripoffs. The tourist info tells us, no you cant walk, taxi should cost around 5 Dinars. No prob. We find the most official taxi spot. 30 Dinas. Fail. Its just so boring and predictable. What could we do? Avoid taxis. Wed already rejected several guys offer at 25.
Our hotel is excellent. It feels too good for ...
... the trumpeter gave signals, the herald delivered orders, and the admiral himself overlooked everything. The island lay near the entrance to the harbor and rose to a considerable height, so that the admiral could observe what was going on at sea, while those who were approaching by water could not get any clear view of what took place within. Not even the incoming merchants could see the ...
... was buffet style, so everyone went up 4 or 5 times to the dessert section.
After dinner everyone in the group went to an "outside cafe", which turned out to be a hookah bar. Each group got a hookah pipe and we all had to take our shoes off and sit on straw mats, which were on high ledges above the floor. We were also served hot mint tea, which tasted like Crest toothpaste.
So that was basically day #1-thanks for reading!
Other places to stay in Gammarth
Les Cotes De Carthage, Gammarth | 5 star hotelfrom $97
La Marsa, Gammarth | 5 star hotelfrom $139
- Passable, idéal juste pour dormir
- Where form triumphs over function
- ¿5 Estrellas?
Zone Touristique Les Cotes de Carthage, Gammarth | 3 star hotelfrom $47
La Marsa - BP 36, Gammarth | 5 star hotelfrom $111
Les Cotes de Carthage, Gammarth | 3 star hotelfrom $56
Complex Cape Gammarth, BP 68, Gammarth | Hotelfrom $148
BP 36 , Gammarth | 5 star hotelfrom $178