Hotel Splendid

R. du 9 Avril, Kairouan, 3100, Tunisia | Hotel
 

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ISLAM'S FOURTH HOLIEST CITY

A travel blog entry by modernoddyseus

... Instead, I explored the city's ancient medina. Pedestrian alleys led me ... past chalky white homes connected to one another, with their bright blue doors; through medina streets where a hundred merchants stood to my sides, crowding me; to dead end corners where kids kicked around soccer balls; to curved spheres built into the ground, which I enjoyed running up; through tunnels where brick arches connected above my head; and beneath pointy minarets and ...

A PLACE OF LEGENDS

A travel blog entry by tezzatravels

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... better, at least aspects of it.

Off we headed early [not a theme of the day]. We headed out on a causeway. On our left side was Lake Tunis, man made and containing fresh water.

Our vehicle is a fair step down from Algeria. There are only three empty seats. Noubi Wan Kenobi has a microphone to interrupt our discourse and/or chills at his whim. Microphone Man told us there are some eleven million Tunisians of which 1.25 million live in Tunis.

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Bring out the Gladiators ... Bring out the Lions

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... Islamic studies), a mosque and a place to house pilgrims. The buildings featured a rather ornate stucco motif and a beautiful marble passageway.

We left the mosque and proceeded to drive a few blocks to the second stop: the Reservoir of the Aghlabids. The reservoir was actually a series of water tanks built around the 9th century by the Arabs and were used to store water that came from the hills 36 km from Kairouan via the Roman aqueducts. Originally, there were 7 large ...

Hey Kairouan Aren't You Guys Happy to See Me?

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... When the aqueducts came into view they were really stunning. The Romans made their aqueducts out of stone (like everything else) in connected semicircles and built them a hundred or more feet above the ground. The water was carried through a hole in the stone a the top of the aqueduct and was an ingenious method of carrying water from the source to where it was needed.

We pulled over near a vacant field and I got out and wandered around the portion of the aqueduct. The ...

Kairouan

A travel blog entry by noyelles

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It rained overnight & is still overcast when we set out at 7.45. We visited Kairouane, a Muslim Holy City, where we started with the giant cisterns comprising 2 huge open circular tanks & 2 smaller ones for storage of the town's water supply, supplied by an. From here we went aqueduct to the Grand Mosque of Sidi Oqba built in the 10th century using recycled materials from the previous Roman & Byzantine eras. The design ...

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