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Typical street of Kairouan, with the traditional doors
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added on 4th of December, 2008

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 small motor bike wasgiving us signs to park at a certain place. We thought he would do this, because we were obviously looking for a parking space. We wanted to givehim an tip, but he said no no no, starting to lead us through the town. But he didn't guide us to the mosque, he showed us some traditional doors, meanwhile leading us to all the craftsmen of Kairouan, especially a carpetsweaver company. Just to give you an advice, refuse always to go by a local or talk about the price before, if you want to go with them.

It was really no real guided tour, and when we said we want to go back to the car, he said he wants to have now 25 Dinar for each person. That would mean he gets 25 Euro for a f....... merchant tour.

At that time we didnt want to stay in the city, because he got really angry. So we didnt see that mosque at all, but we got to know the arabic mentality!


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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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Tunisia - overviewThe government in more recent years embarked on a cautious reform program. These have been undertaken with a goal of building economic relations with the European Union. It signed a free trade agreement with the European Union and has since then strengthened its economic ties with the international community. Despite its small size, Tunisia has played a crucial diplomatic role in the region. Tunisia is relatively peaceful and has not experienced the levels of political violence in neighboring Islamic countries. Tunisia lacks the vast natural resources which characterize its larger North African neighbors, but because of careful and... Read more »


Recent reviews for Kairouan

Some nice days in Kairouan - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
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... Read more »


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