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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 - overviewWalking the bustling main thoroughfare and alleyways of the Medina or the old town is like stepping into a 12th and 16th century marketplace. With its colorful and lively flea or street markets, historic sites, and plazas, wandering the narrow, winding streets makes for great adventure into the cultural heritage of the old walled city. Here you can find exquisitely crafted jewelry and ceramics or souks of carpets and perfumes. The Souk el Attarine or the perfume maker’s market is one such place where you can find great bargains on exotic scents and essential oils. The Zitouna Mosque or the Great Mosque is the major landmark in the... 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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