"Dougga" Tunisia Things to Do Tip by iwent

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It's blazingly hot. The sun beats down. I sit in the top row of the amphitheatre, below me as far as the eye can reach, a vast panorama of hills, in sweltering heat.<BR><BR>I leave the amphitheatre for what it is, skip the temples, forum and capitol. I head for the residential area, narrow alleyways, large houses crammed in the available space.<BR><BR>From here it is not difficult to find the red light district. It is sign-posted; stones with a relief of a phallus show the way to the brothel.<BR><BR> Unmarried men entered through a large door into a wide courtyard surrounded by rooms. Married men, more discretely, entered through smaller doors, less conspicuous.<BR><BR>How to get there:<BR><BR>From Tunis:<BR> head for Teboursouk from where it is a 6-km walk along a scenic road. If you don't fancy walking charter a taxi. Terboursouk is an attractive farming town with a Thursday souk.<BR><BR> From El Kef:<BR> head for Nouvelle Dougga from where it is a 3-km walk along a dirt track. There are louages from Teboursouk to Nouvelle Dougga. You may persuade the driver to make a detour via the ruins. Use your haggling skills!</font>

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  • Written Jun 22, 2003
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