"Monastir, Tunisia" Monastir by SWFC_Fan

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Monastir, Tunisia

Monastir is located on the east coast of Tunisia, close to the city of Sousse.

Monastir has a population of around 80,000 people and contains an international airport.

It is widely regarded as the cleanest town in Tunisia - the result of large amounts of public money being spent on the town during the reign of Habib Bourguiba, who was born in Monastir, and is buried in the mausoleum there.

Unfortunately, my visit there in February 2003 coincided with a heavy rainstorm, so my overriding memory of Monastir is one of dark skies and unrelenting rain!

  • Last visit to Monastir: Feb 2003
  • Intro Updated May 7, 2006
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  • ValbyDK's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    I came across a photo of the mausoleum earlier today, and wanted to check it out. Great pics and tips.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2008 at 12:01 PM

    and it was the Ribat tower that those Full monty aliens picked up Brian and carted him off in their spaceship? - that could be a transport tip, tourist trap or warning and danger? but i did enjoy Tunisia - think i should go back to see a bit more!

  • iwys's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 6:26 AM

    Excellent tips. You have captured the dark skies well in your photos.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Nov 25, 2006 at 11:07 AM

    Watched "Life of Brian too. Hilarious. Did not know it was filmed here. The shoe, the shoe.

  • cheekymarieh's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2006 at 12:06 AM

    Hope I don't find the darl clouds when I go!

  • Apr 3, 2006 at 8:57 AM

    Having a good time?:o) I've been snorkeling all day - sunburnt but happy:o) Really good snorkeling here (but, of course nothing like the Cooks...;o)

  • Apr 1, 2003 at 9:34 AM

    i really like ur intro pic!

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