Hotel Riu El Mansour
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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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 ...
Race Destination #2
Country Visited: Tunisia
Country Shape Classification: Perforated
Country Development Classification: Underdeveloped
Specific Places Within Country Visited: Camel Riding From Mahdia through the Saharan Desert
Country Capital City: Tunis
Capital City Population: 651,183
Country Government Type: Unitary State, Semi-Presidential System, ...
... to develop around him. The end of his rule was marked by his declining health, the rise of clientelism and Islamism. He died in April 2000.
The impressive entrance gates of the monument open onto a paved courtyard or drive which leads to the Mausoleum. The mausoleum itself is flanked by twin minarets and surmounted with a guilt cupola. Habib Bourguiba is encased in a relatively ...
... some photos. Just by way of context and since this is a repeat visit we have reproduced some of the text from our earlier entry.
Amphitheatre - History repeating itself
The amphitheatre at El Jem was built by the Romans under proconsul Gordian, who was acclaimed Emperor at Thysdrus, around 238. It was never completed, because of political rivalries and lack of funds within the Empire. The amphitheatre would have seated some ...
... There are other Roman sites - covered and preserved under sand - which have yet to be excavated.
Film facts - The amphitheatre was used for filming some of the scenes from the Monty Python film The Life of Brian as well as the film Gladiator.
We take the short walk from the car park, passing a few stalls with tourist souvenirs and local crafts, as well as some shops further along the road. The stalls seem to have changed very little since the ...