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Palais Mussolini / Villa Zodiac

Located in Bou Argoub (40 km from Tunis), in the middle of agricultural farms, this unusual Palace seems outstanding from nowhere. a false and persistant urban legend says that this italian Palazzo was built for the italian Dictaor Benito Mussolini […]

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Abandoned luxurious Summer House in Ezzahra Beach

Ezzahra is a coastal town south of Tunis, during the French colonial period, it was known under the name of Saint-Germain. It was, most probably during this colonial era that was build this luxurious summer house, just few meters from […]

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Abandoned Anti-aircraft small Base in Rades

There is an abandoned anti aircraft small military base right in the forest of Rades(a small city 20-ish minute drive south of Tunis). Urban Legend say that this small base was used by the German’s army during WWII. Check also […]

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Fondouk El Henna

Between Souk El Blat and Souk El Kherba, in the medina of Tunis, you may encounter an unusual, intriguing, gloomy narrow alley that, at the first sight, may not seem very welcoming at all: Impasse Bou Hadra.   if you are […]

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Hotel Tour Eiffel

Deep inside the medina of Tunis, you may fin many small and modest hotel, usually called “oukela” here, cheap, with minimal services  but hey for 10dt(±3€ ) per night plus 3dt (±1€) for the shower, you can ask too much […]

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The oldest Year plaque on a building in Tunis.

Many old buildings usually have a plaque with the year of  their construction. Specially those built during the Art deco / Art nouveau french colonial era in the early 1900ies. Those kind of plaques are rarely used after that period […]

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The hidden Sea Level Markers all around the Medina.

While roaming around the old Medina of Tunis, you may look around and above you to admire the medieval islamic architecture but you rarely think of looking down, to your ankle level. All around the medina’s streets there is some […]

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