Hotel Riu El Mansour
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... and was economically inclined to the west, and he is still revered by some as the Father of modern Tunisia. It looks like a big mosque and has a casket inside. OK,
This area, or somewhere in Tunisia, was also used for Tattooine in Star Wars (and was in every Star Wars film except Episode 5). The Monastir Rabat was used for Jersusalem in Life of Brian. A nearby city was used as Cairo in Raiders of the Lost Ark. And some place was ...
... not being in the centre of the medina. The Great Mosque's architecture is simple and sobre. Its outer façades are in ashlar (finely dressed and cut stone) and are decorated with niches.
Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum
Tunisian ex-president Habib Bourguiba was born in 1903 in Monastir, and his mausoleum is located just a short walk from the Ribat and Grand Mosque.
He served as ...
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 ...
Our taxi driver drops us outside the Sousse Archaeology Museum on Boulevard Maréchal Tito, where we spend a good part of the morning. Housed in the southern end of the Kasbah, the setting for the museum is as stunning as the treasures it houses.
Sousse Archaeology Museum
Founded in 1951, ...
Shopping in Sousse
The streets in Sousse are busy this morning, not just with tourists, but with local people doing their shopping.
Walking without water
Unfortunately the sun goes to my head today and for some unknown reason I decide to make my own way back to the hotel. This it proves ...