Apparently four trips to Kairouan is the equivalent of one pilgramage to Mecca!!
Because Kairouan isn't as touristy as some other places We visited We got to visit a Medina that wasn't full of shops selling the usual gifts for tourists.
|The Great Mosque.|
Evie taking a break.
Then We carried on to the Roman ampitheatre at El Jem, this was just the most amazing place I have ever visited, the atmosphere here was palpable. At first it was a little bit of excitement because We knew some of the film Gladiator had been filmed there then We go to thinking about the real history of the place, most especially when We went down to where the cells were.
|Lunch opposite the ampitheatre.|
|Inside El Jem ampitheatre.|
|One of the corridors leading to the terraces where the audience sat.|
|Down below where the prisoners were kept before let out to fight.|
|El Jem town at sunset.|
|El Jem at sunset.|
|Evie,Adel,Asmar,Laila and Saida.|
|Having our hands bound up for 2 hours whilst the henna coloured our fingers and palms.|
|Lots of laughs!|
|Evie's henna tattoos.|