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Experiencing Monastir, Tunisia

 
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added on 4th of December, 2008

The ride to Monastir was in comparison to the distance before quite easy, because we were in the vicinity of the only highway in Tunisia, so it was no problem to get there.

Monastir is like the others also a town of tourism. It's quite loud, spoiled and not very nice. Things you can do there are very few. We watched the middle aged castle in the centre and the beautiful view you have from the top of the castle.

But at this time we were so fed up of ugly places and "friendly" people, that we didnt spent much time there and left soon back to our hotel at Hammamet.

 

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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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Recent reviews for Monastir

Adventures in Hammamet - Dec 3, 2008, by Wazling
The first impression, i got on my ride from the airport to the hotel was "great". I alraedy knew, that the area wouldn't be very nice, but in fact it was very spoiled and dirty. The same appearance, when we went next day on a ride... Read more »

Bazaar adventures in Hammamet - Dec 4, 2008, by Wazling
At the end of the trip we were very pleased to have "survived" the journey, that really dissillusioned us, concerning the country and the people living there. Despite that, it was very interesting to see what this country was... Read more »

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 »

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 »

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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