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Our morning began with Kory inflating the two flat tires of Ferids bike and fixing the strap to his helmet that he later wore buckled to his backpack instead of his head!!
Ferid joined us on a morning ride down to the Medina for coffee and breakfast before we set out. Watching him pedal a mile a minute on a ridiculous bicycle two sizes to small was a delightful site. It was like watching a child race through manic street traffic like he had just won a jackpot ...
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 ...
... Current Leader(s) / Party(s): Mehdi Jomaa (Prime Minister), Moncef Marzouki (President)
Ethnicities (% breakdown): 98% Arab Berber, 1% European, 1% Jewish and Other
National Language(s): Arabic (Tunisian Arabic), French, Berber
Religion(s) practiced (% practiced): Muslim (Sunni) 99.1%, other 1% (includes Christian, Jewish, Shia Muslim, Baha’i)
... 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 ...
... making it one of the largest venues in Roman times with only the Flavian amphitheatre in Rome (50,000) and theatre of Campus having greater capacity.
The amphitheatre is a complex structure, but it has been well preserved and unaltered. Underneath the arena there are two passageways, which we explore, where gladiators would have waited with animals and slaves before being brought into the arena. Since there was no readily ...