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Visitor information about Kairouan, Tunisia

 
    Kairouan's mapTypical street of Kairouan, with the traditional doors
Weaver at Kairouan
Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
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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Some nice days in Kairouan
 
 
 
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Tunis History

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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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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