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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 ...
... a good hotel we had booked and it had an Avis dealer. We headed there to Mahdia to get a replacement car. This turned out to be a better thing to do since we were risking being in a region down south which had us starting to see gas sellers on the side of the road with very few gas stations. The eating options were turning into road side stalls where the owner would slaughter ...
New day and same rainy weather... Made a quick decision and arranged through hotel's concierge for a driver to take us for a day trip to El Jem and Sousse.
The drive from Port El Kantaoui to sleepy town of El Jem took little above an hour and town's main attraction - El Jem Amphitheatre - was visible from the outskirts and main road leading to the city. As soon as we got out of the car, it started raining (and I mean a downpour) and didn't stop for the most ...
... be sticking to the floor mat. Busloads of tourists arrived at the amphitheatre during our visit. Clearly, organized tours are the norm. Arriving by Louage is a bit unusual. It is a long walk to the Louage station. Private runaway taxis are just fine.
As the taxi drops us off, a Louage with only one passenger calls out – “Are you going to Sousse?” (In Arabic). You bet! (In English) “Veet ...
Amanda wanted to get out of this dirty place as soon as possible, so we woke up at 6 AM and took a louage to El Djem. El Djem is a city and also a coliseum. So we got off at the bus stop and then walked about five minutes to the coliseum. It is the third largest coliseum in the world. I liked it better than the coliseum in Rome. We got to go underground and see the jail cells and people on the main floor could ...
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