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Oct 4, 2010 - Kairouan

When I got up, Charlotte was still sleeping soundly in our lovely hotel in Kairouan, built in the old Kasbar, within the city walls. We have had some very long days and a day off is a welcome break. Rick and Stuart always look for somewhere interesting to have a break from the driving and Kairouan is perfect. There is plenty of parking at the hotel and I have been able to get space in the shade to work on the car. A local lad showed me a garage around the corner, but I have decided that I have all the tools to replace the shock analysts...

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Rallye Med 2010

Oct 3, 2010 - A Shocking Experience

We set off quite late having aarived very late. The first stop was atan aqueduct built in the first centuries AD. Tunisia is a treasure trove of Roman remains. As we left Robin noticed first that we were riding up and down as if in a boat. To cut a long story short, both of the rear shock absorbers had failed catastrophically! Paul the mechanic was not far behind and he and Robin strapped up the remains so that we could limp in to Kerouan. John and Jan in a splendid red Jaguar very kindly stayed with us. We visited Thuburbo Major, a Roman...

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Rallye Med 2010

Mar 10, 2010 - Kairouan

@@@@@@@ We chose a hotel that is slightly out of town, but that wasn’t a problem because we had a car. There aren’t many good options for staying in Kairouan because most tourists come as day-trippers from the coast. There is one beautiful hotel built in the old kasbah (fort), at the northern section of the medina. At over €200, it was well beyond our budget. We decided we would go and have a look around it though, and have a coffee in the lobby after a long day of walking through the atmospheric streets nearby. There’s nothing interesting...

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