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The attractions of El Djem, Tunisia

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 1st of April, 2009
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 tourist shops and bars around that ancient place, but the rest of the town looks like a slum, so nothing much.
So just go there, if you are on a trip by car and dont take too much time for that place, you'll be otherwise disappointed.
 

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Tunisia - overviewTunisia was ruled by a hereditary monarchy until in 1883 when it became a protectorate of France. The city was occupied by the French from 1881 to 1956. During the Second World War, Tunis was held by the Germans and their allies. It was established as their last base in Africa. In more recent time, it was in 1955 that Tunisia was granted internal self-Government. A year later it was given its independence and was recognized as the constitutional monarch of the Bey of Tunis. In 1957, Tunisia became a republic with Bourguiba as its first president. In the early years of his regime, Bourguiba pursued unsuccessful socialist policies. He later... Read more »

 
 
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Adventures on the Kairouan to El Djem road - Dec 4, 2008, by Wazling
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... Read more »

 
 

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