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Some nice days in Kairouan, Tunisia

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 1st of April, 2009
Kairouan is a controversial city. It's the place of a famous mosque, nearly as famous as Mekka. The inner city consist out of small ways, still showing its medieval style and way of living. There're nice beduin houses and small shops, like in a film about medieval times.
But you should always be careful where you go and with whom! Never accept an offer by a strnger to guide you through the town. And if you do that, talk about the price before and always be aware of, that these guys will guide you through a mass of local shops and carpet store. Don't let yourself be bribed by the kindness of these guys. If you dont want to go to shops, they'll get angry and insulting.
The rest of the town is dirty and spoiled, with a lot of people hanging around, bagging and just doing nothing.
From the cultural side you can go there, but altogether don't tale yourself too much time for that place.
 

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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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Visitor information about Kairouan - Dec 4, 2008, by Wazling
When we arrived at Kairouan, the city didnt quite look as the big important city of the islam in Tunisia. It seemed more than a area, focusing on tourism. When we were looking for the famous mosque of Kairouan, a somehow dirty guy on a... Read more »

 
 

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