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Haddej is until now the only place that I recommend you not to go. Lonely Planet describes it as a place where you can find original troglodyte houses, without all that Matmata?s touristy accessories. . . Haddej was also used to shot some scenes of the Monty Pyton?s Life of Brian and ?the marriage cave? should worth a visit as well. But as soon as you arrive there some angry kids will follow you everywhere asking for money . . . it was very disgusting!!! So our visit to Haddej lasted less than 10 minutes, the time to take 2-3 pictures, I could not stand all those angry kids!!. What a pity . . . because the landscape, with all those white domes (zawiyyas for some saints) was beautiful!. Oh, I have read that most of the families owning a troglodyte dwelling here, charge you an entrance fee to visit it . . . mah!

Directions: South of Tunisia

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  • Updated Jan 16, 2009
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