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Adventures on the Kairouan to El Djem road, Tunisia

 
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added on 4th of December, 2008

Going by car at Tunisia can be very funny, especially if you dont know the area.

When we left Kairoun, we could find some street signs, but soon after we left the city, signs got very rare. It was some kind of hide and seek game, 'cause you really had to look at everything, that could be a hint to the place where you want to go. Another adventure were the streets conditions. Sometimes we thought, that we crash the cars axle because of potholes, that were really got hidden in the street. That would have been great, because beeing in the middle of nowhere, we would have been some kind of screwed, because nearly all of the people"hangingaround" in the woods, didn't look very friendly and in a good condition.

But finally we managed it to arrive at El Djem, famous for his well preserved roman Amphitheater. This was really great, but the area was totally focused on tourist and the people always wanted to make you buy something in a real aggressiv way. But the village was worth a look, because of the roman history.

In that village i got also the impression, that the men are always try to sell in an agressiv way, but the more friendly persons are women.

 

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Trip to Tunisia - overview

1. Nov 24, 2008 Adventures in Hammamet (Hammamet)  (* 40)
2. Nov 24, 2008 Visitor information about Kairouan (Kairouan)  (* 2)
3. Nov 24, 2008 Adventures on the Kairouan to El Djem road (El Djem)  (* 32)
4. Nov 24, 2008 Experiencing Monastir (Monastir)  (* 9)
5. Nov 24, 2008 Bazaar adventures in Hammamet (Hammamet)  (* 3)

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Tunis History

Tunisia - overviewFew people know that modern-day Tunisia was the center of the Carthaginian civilization; Carthage itself was located around 16km north of the present capital, Tunis. The town was originally named Tunes and was founded by the Berbers in the 2nd century BC. It was in the 9th century that the Phoenicians from the city of Carthage conquered Tunis. The destruction of Carthage by the Roman Empire in 146 BC led to the city’s demise. It was rebuilt by the Romans and later on became the center of their agricultural industry. The final destruction of Carthage in the 7th century gave rise to the Islamic control of the Arab Muslims in Tunis. It... Read more »

 
 
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Recent reviews for El Djem

The attractions of El Djem - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
This city would not be worth a visit if there wasnt the famous amphitheatre of El Djem there. Very well preserved, it's worth to take a look and a couple of pictures. But the modern village isn't really worth a visit. There are only some... Read more »

 
 

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