Kairouan Travel Blog› entry 2 of 6 › view all entries
This is the city where the most important mosque is of whole tunisia. The Main Mosque. Kairouan is called in arabic Ø§Ù„Ù‚ÙŠØ±ÙˆØ§Ù† . This used to be the capital city of Tunisia. The position is about 160 km south of Tunis.
Early in the morning Marjolein, mandy and I took a taxi to the louage station in Hammamet. It did not take a long time before the louage was filled with people willing to go to Kairouan. After an trip from about 1 hour we arrived in Kairouan. We dicided what we should do, take a taxi to the medina or be though and walk the whole way. We decided to walk! Yeh sure, which direction??? So we had to ask someone in which direction we had to walk.
And than the next "problem" Hungry because of all the walking we had done. Where do we have to eat??? We walked outside along the medina. Everywhere we looked was the wall of the medina. We were planning to walk around the medina. Of course than we came to the conclusion that this was hardly possible. It was too big. But we were still hungry. Than i saw a bus stop by a very nice building. I was curious and followed them. We were lucky it was a real nice restaurant which i otherwise never would have found. We entered the building and we were very surprised about the beauty of it. We thought (we are dutch) this is very expensive. But what a suprise! It was very cheap and we had an traditional Tunisian dish. Couscous, Brique. Delicious.
We walked later on for a while and took a taxi to the louage station. This was a very nice day in Kairouan.