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, ...
... would have been used as a vantage point to scan the horizon for hostile fleets. Today it affords a panoramic view of the city and Al-Qurayyah beach.
Film fact - The Ribat was used as a location for Monty Python's Life of Brian and Zeffirelli's Life of Christ
Located near the ribat and the coast the mosque breaks the tradition of Islamic town ...
Remaking the Life of Brian
We try unsuccessfully to recreate a scene from the Life of Brian, you know the one where they are talking about the People's Popular Front of Judea and .... but the extras I'm
working with forget their lines and eventually we have to give up. Minutes of planning gone to waste.
But we are pleased to be back after such a short time to soak up the atmosphere and wander around the deserted amphitheatre ...