Hotel Samara

Route de la Corniche, Sousse, 4001, Tunisia | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Sousse

Monastir, Monastary, Pretty Similar in the End

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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... submitting to the tyranny of an insane master by agreeing to murder his son, only to be let off the hook for a baby sheep, i.e. the base act of subjugation to the irration that pervades all Abrahamic religions. Well, so here, it means four days of lamb slaughterings and barbecues. I saw some kids leading a delicious looking one down the street, letting it eat decorative flowers in one last act of fattening.

Unfortunately, I was ...

Bring out the Gladiators ... Bring out the Lions

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

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... the end of the 8th century AD. The Rabat had a small entrance door and consisted of a small square courtyard surrounded by columns and small interior chambers where the soldiers lived as well as a small mosque for prayer. There were three different levels to the Rabat from which soldiers could look down and pour hot liquid on incoming invaders and archers could take aim at their enemies.

A watchtower was added to the Rabat in the mid 9th century and I hiked up all 76 very ...

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

A travel blog entry by lawyerchick92

2
9

... instance.) Anyway, I was immediately stopped and told I needed to have my head covered. Good grief! I know more about this than my Muslim guide.

I walked back to the car and Hatem immediately shook his head when I told him I needed my scarf. “I told him I needed my scarf Hatem.” “Yes you did.” I retrieved the scarf, put it on and walked back inside the mosque.

Now as mosques go, this was not the most physically beautiful mosque I have seen. It ...

Monastir

A travel blog entry by noyelles

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This morning we visited Monastir, which is just south of Sousse. The town has a fine ribat (fort) built by the Muslims to defend against the potential Christian invaders in the 10th century. It has been extensively restored & was used in "The Life of Brian" as a set. The major attraction apart from beaches is the Bourguiba mausoleum that he had built for himself during his long presidency. It houses the tombs of his family also & is ...

Kairouan

A travel blog entry by noyelles

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... restrained & the whole effect was extremely impressive. A short walk from here was the mausoleum of Sidi Sahbi, a friend of Mohammed killed in the Arab invasion in the mid 700s. We then wandered in the medina which was quite small but was of more interest as the stalls were aimed at the locals rather than tourists.

After lunch we went to the Ribat in Sousse, a fortress from the 10th century & had a lecture from ...

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This hotel, located on Route de la Corniche, Sousse, is near Mahdia's Old Town, The Great Mosque (Sidi Oqba Mosque), Palace Dar Nejma Ezzahra, and Medina of Kairouan.
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