Phenix de Mahdia
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Arrived yesterday and we have been enjoying the hospitality with our friends. We have also met a few others who live here. It has been great catching up and filling in the gaps because it's been about a year and a half since we seen each other. Today we went to ...
... Couscous - most famous dish served with meat or fish and tomato sauce, Grilled Fish - a wide variety of seafood in Tunisia
Traditional Dress Descriptions: A Jebba for men (a sleeveless tunic worn over a shirt) or trousers and a shirt for simple days, A Sefsari for women (a white veil covering head) with a blouse and flowy pants
Famous Sites of Country: El Djem ...
... Sousse. It isn't quite in the desert, but you can feel it from here. It also has a rabat, supposedly in better condition than the one in Sousse, but its medina/souk is not nearly as traditional or historical.
However, Monastir does have the mausoleum of Habib Bourghiba, the dictator of 31 years (1956-1981) after Tunisia obtained independence from France, He was a *******, but he had a vision for Tunisia as a moderate Islamic country, ...
... not being in the centre of the medina. The Great Mosque's architecture is simple and sobre. Its outer fašades are in ashlar (finely dressed and cut stone) and are decorated with niches.
Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum
Tunisian ex-president Habib Bourguiba was born in 1903 in Monastir, and his mausoleum is located just a short walk from the Ribat and Grand Mosque.
He served as ...
... supply naval battles were never staged in the arena.
Until the 17th century it remained more or less in tact. From then on its stones were used for building the nearby village of El Jem and transported to the Great Mosque in Kairouan. During struggles with the Ottomans, the ruling Turks used cannons to flush rebel dissidents out of their hiding places in the amphitheatre.
We have about 45 minutes to wander around on our ...