Tryp Mahdia Palace

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Monastir, Monastary, Pretty Similar in the End

A travel blog entry by cadkinsca

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I didn't intend to come to Al Monastir. I thought I was staying in Sousse, but Booking.com's map was wrong and screwed me up, so I arrived at the train station in Sousse to be told by my cab driver that my aparthotel was in Monastir. C'est le vie. Sousse is a beach resort town south east of Tunis, i.e. towards Libya. It also is a UNESCO World Heritage site for its architecture, ancient rabat (fort), and medina/souk. Monastir is about 25 kilometers ...

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 ...

Bye bye Bourguiba

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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Our final stop of the day is the costal city of Monastir, which is just over 23km south of Sousse and 33 km from Port El Kantaoui.

Monastir - from past to present
Founded on the ruins of the Punic-Roman city of Ruspina, Monastir has since evolved and developed from a fishing village into a major tourist resort - a familiar story along the Mediterranean coast.

Like a number of ...

Return to El Jem again...

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

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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 ...

Jewel of the desert

A travel blog entry by tonyhudson

... built, Thysdrus rivaled Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) as the second city of Roman North Africa, after Carthage. However, following the abortive revolt that began there in 238 AD, and Gordian I's suicide in his villa near Carthage, Roman troops loyal to the Emperor Maximinus Thrax destroyed the city. It never really recovered and today it is still a sleepy outpost - which makes the amphitheatre even more stunning - set against a backdrop of sparse low rise ...

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