My new home in Rades Tunisia

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Tunsie football

Rades Tunisia (specifically city Olympic) is my new home from May 09 - Nov 09. Well ok Im married now, so I guess although I wont be living here full time, it will now be considered my home away from home. Rades is located approximately 9 km south east of Tunis. Rades is manily known because the Tunisia national football team plays its matches in a 65000 seat stadium here in city Olympic. Rades is basically divided into 7 sub cities; Radès Medina, Radès Méliane, Rades Forêt, Chouchet Radès, El Malleha, Noubou and The Olympic city.

09/28/2009...Today I went up the mountain. Usually Im driving past looking or taking pics of the mountain. But today we drove up the mountain. As you wind ur way up to the top (which is only about a 8 min drive) You approach a sign that says Parc National du Jebel Bou Kornine.

the olive tree..tunisias major export
You are now 576 meters above sea level. Without much direction indicating whats what, we first ventured into a building and turn out its a restuarant. Surprisingly there were a few people in there. The building was old looking and not much decoration inside. It was a bit to hot and humid inside to stay for drinks. Unfortunately, this could be a beautiful place. Windows surrounded about 75% of the restuarant. If the outside grounds from the windows would be trimmed you would have an amazing view of the Tunis coastline from Sidi Bousaid to Korbus. I dont think whoever is running it puts that much effort into the place. Very sad.      After leaving the restuarant there is a little gate. Upon the little gate there is a steep path with a lot of stairs.
Of course wanting to get a view from above the trees to see the view we started climbing and climbing. A quarter of the way up there is a little clearing and the view opens some. It is truely a breathtaking view. Although somewhat small looking around the trees. You must continue up the steps. Although the air is thin and the steps are exhausting, what you find at the top is a great photo op. At the top of the step you find another small building. I believe they said it was a museum but it was closed. Also that they have some animals that are local to the area but we saw neither. But just a short distance from the building is the opening with the view I was searching for. ahhhh finally. Im at the top of the mountain, I climb down the 3 stairs, around the tree, up the 3 rocks and there it is.
inside the staduim. tunisia vs. zimbebwaa
I finally see my view. Its a beautiful sunny afternoon. Across the med sea I can see Sidi Bousaid, then Carthaige, then Tunis and Rades (and the stadium) then u have Ezzaharra and were standing above Hammam Lif and continuing down the coastline to the right is Hammam Chat and Soloman and finally across the waters again you have Korbus. Wow! So now that I have taken it all in, ready for some pics to capture it all. Hmmmm yes my battery once again is failing me. Well I do have my camera phone. So although they arent as clear as my camera would have been, I did capture some. So overall, total time spent here was about an hour, it cost nothing and is basically worth it for the coastline view. :)

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Tunsie football
Tunsie football
the olive tree..tunisias major exp…
the olive tree..tunisias major ex…
inside the staduim. tunisia vs. zi…
inside the staduim. tunisia vs. z…
They won 2-0
They won 2-0
stadium
stadium
stadium
stadium
stadium
stadium
stadium
stadium
inside my new home
inside my new home
outside my new home
outside my new home
yum yumm cous cous
yum yumm cous cous
yes me cooking
yes me cooking
outside the stadium
outside the stadium
my birthday & my honey
my birthday & my honey
my birthday...and no im not 23, ni…
my birthday...and no im not 23, n…
my new little friend outside the s…
my new little friend outside the …
yeah hard at work...;)
yeah hard at work...;)
my honey Hamza
my honey Hamza
tiny one way street
tiny one way street
overlooking Rades
overlooking Rades
theres a storm a brewing(actually …
theres a storm a brewing(actually…
the storm clouds
the storm clouds
coming into the city
coming into the city
dark/light
dark/light
approaching the city
approaching the city
yeah, hubby wishing,lol
yeah, hubby wishing,lol
local street
local street
mosque next to our house
mosque next to our house
beautiful windows
beautiful windows
blue doors
blue doors
blue doors
blue doors
blue doors
blue doors
shopping area
shopping area
cute windows
cute windows
more doors
more doors
and streets
and streets
and doors
and doors
cant decide what to do
cant decide what to do
once at the top of the mountain
once at the top of the mountain
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up
the view from a 1/4 of the way up.…
the view from a 1/4 of the way up…
the view from a 1/4 of the way up.…
the view from a 1/4 of the way up…
view from the top. The restuarant …
view from the top. The restuarant…
view from the top. looking at Hamm…
view from the top. looking at Ham…
view from the top. looking at Ezza…
view from the top. looking at Ezz…
view from the top.
view from the top.
view from the top. looking at Hamm…
view from the top. looking at Ham…
view from the top. looking towards…
view from the top. looking toward…
port de Rades
port de Rades
port de Rades
port de Rades
port de Rades
port de Rades
Italian cruise ship. docked in the…
Italian cruise ship. docked in th…
Rades Sights & Attractions review
Affordable football
Ok so, this was my first football match live. The Tunisian national team. Luckily it is about a 10 minute walk from my house here in City Olympic. And… read entire review
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