Yadis Ibn Khaldoun
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... the 7th century by the Arabs after they had captured Tunis. In 1535, the Spanish King Charles V built a fort which was later destroyed by the Ottomans who built a massive castle or kasbah. The name "La Goulette" derives from the French term for "gullet" or "throat" which describes the channel which connects Lake Tunis to the sea front. Today La Goulette is a major passenger port and terminal, well known for its tourism and fishing industries. ...
The trip kitty will be 60 dinars, roughly 25 pounds. Some English were complaining it was listed at 20 pounds in the materials but Noubi claimed 'inflation' which probably translates he can play the role of big tipper at our expense.
Noubi was fussing about the manifest form which I'd misplaced. I said I'd fill it later [not the end of the world stuff].
People eventually assembled in the lobby and disorganization continued. Let's ...
... banks won't take euro coins. I did a transaction with him for twelve dinars which we figured was in the ballpark. Tony thought the coins might have been counterfeit. I'll find out one day!
We continued our meanderings, seeking the more residential areas where we could. Tony found a couple more [sewing] thimbles. We ran into kids who wanted their picture taken. I would oblige, show them the picture and ignore any possible 'donation' request.
... mosaic, other naked women rode lions, dragons, cow-headed fish, and mythical hybrid amphibious beasts around in a circle. A HUUUGE mosaic portrayed the sea, with fat-headed eels and a swimming cow and big tentacles coming out of the water and a woman swimming in the middle and finless spiky-toothed fish.
- - I loved these mosaics. I wanted to learn how to make them myself, so I could have one in my house.
- - Ulysses (the ...
... room, two rooms for cleaning the skin, two rooms that were the equivalent of a sauna and a gymansium (for the naked wrestling), but this Roman bath were nothing compared to the baths we had seen at Carthage the day before. However, the location of the gymnasium did offer a spectacular view of the valley below and olive groves below, including the Lybyco-Punic mausoleum that dates to the 3rd century BC.
We wandered back up the hill towards the exit through the remnants ...