Kairouan : City of mosques

I wanted to see Kairouan before the end of Ramadan. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the density of World Heritage Sites in Tunisia is astounding), Kairouan was once an important city of Sunni Islam scholarship and attracted many pilgrims to her many mosques – including the greatest of which, named Sidi-Uqba. I caught a louage (9 seater van) down, which set me back by something less … Continue reading Kairouan : City of mosques

Carthage & Sidi Bou Said : Ruins and tourists

On a weekend I planned a day trip to the nearby towns of Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, taking the train that cost only 680 millimes (with an additional 400 millimes for a first class ticket). It ran across the huge Lac de Tunis, packed carriages in the sweltering heat filled with teenagers heading to the beach. I gazed in wonder at the lake, shimmering in … Continue reading Carthage & Sidi Bou Said : Ruins and tourists