OUR TRAVELS

Notes of sightseeing enthusiasts

A TRIP ROUTE

Tunezja - trasa wycieczki


IT IS WORTH KNOWING

Carthage is an ancient city-state near today's Tunis. It was founded in the 9th century BC by the Phoenicians of Tire, and reached the peak of its power in the 3rd century BC In the same century, Carthage entered a series of wars with Rome called the Punic Wars, which ended with the destruction of the city in 146 BC After several decades, Carthage was reborn as Roman Cologne. After the Arab conquest of North Africa in the 7th century, the city began to decline in importance and eventually became deserted. One of the most famous Carthaginians in history was Hannibal Barkas, who lived at the turn of the 3rd and 2nd century BC. During the Second Punic War, the Carthaginian commander inflicted many defeats on the Roman army, including on Lake Trasimeńskie and at Cannae. He became famous for the fact that he crossed the Alps with his 60,000 army, which included war elephants. Hannibal successfully fought in Italy for 10 years, but failed to take Rome. The republic proceeded to a con-attack, and the Romans landed in Carthage, forcing Hannibal to withdraw from Italy. The Carthaginians were defeated at the Battle of Zama, and Hannibal had to flee. After several years in exile, he committed suicide by drinking poison so as not to fall into the hands of the Romans.

Armia Hannibala przeprawia się przez Alpy


INTERESTING FACTS

The first documented trip of a Pole to Tunisia took place in the 16th century. Andrzej Trzecieski, a native of Krakow, a Polish-Latin poet and royal secretary, wrote the work "Diarius expeditionis Tunetanae". Piotr Zbylitowski, born in 1569, a poet and courtier, a man from the close circle of King Sigismund III Vasa, arrived in Tunis. In the 16th century, many of our countrymen sailed in the Mediterranean Sea off the shores of Tunisia, serving in the Maltese fleet, or fighting in the ranks of the Maltese cavalry against the Turks and Tunisian corsairs. One of the most famous is Prokop Odrowąż-Pieniążek, born in 1536, who for some time commanded the fleet of the Order of Malta. Count Jan Potocki, author of the famous "Saragossa Manuscript", visited the island of Djerba during his trip to North Africa in 1779. In the eighteenth century The scientific mission of Augustus II the Strong, the elector of Saxony and the king of Poland, arrived in Tunisia. Its task was to bring animals and plants, as well as minerals from North Africa for our monarch. In 1850, a ship carrying 180 Polish emigrants crashed near the town of Kalibija on the Tunisian coast. More Poles came to Tunisia, which had been under the French protectorate since 1881. Our fellow botanists, geographers, geologists, orientalists and linguists conducted scientific research here. carrying 180 Polish emigrants. More Poles came to Tunisia, which had been under the French protectorate since 1881. Our fellow botanists, geographers, geologists, orientalists and linguists conducted scientific research here. carrying 180 Polish emigrants. More Poles came to Tunisia, which had been under the French protectorate since 1881. Our fellow botanists, geographers, geologists, orientalists and linguists conducted scientific research here.

Hrabia Jan Potocki na obrazie Antona Graffa


Tunisia - southern part

May 2006

Sachara w okolicy Duz

The cruise on the Nile charmed us so much that we planned our next vacation in North Africa again. This time, the choice fell on Tunisia and, as in the previous year, we used the services of a travel agency. We were encouraged by sunny weather, wonderful monuments and of course...an attractive price.

Since the option of leisure and sightseeing suits us best, this is how we planned our two-week stay in Tunisia. Two trips organized by the local office and two on our own, allowed us to get to know this amazing country a bit and revive the monotony of everyday sunbathing. We remember the visit to the Bardo Museum, where the largest collection of Roman mosaics in the world has been collected. Despite the fact that we did not take any photos at this place, the memory was revived after the tragic attack in the museum in 2015, which also killed three Poles.


Susa


Słodkie lenistwo pamiątkowa fotka palmy nadmorska promenada mury medyny malowniczy zaułek mauzolemum Kalaout el Koubba scenka uliczna w męskim gronie tunezyjskie rzemiosło Co kraj to obyczaj tradycyjny sklepik ośmiokątny minaret zawiji Zakkak dziedziniec Wielkiego Meczetu tajemniczy zaułek ribat bastion narożny mury nador wieża strażnicza panorama miasta Dziedziniec twierdzy Pamiątkowa fotka port-ogród Al Kantawi wojownik kartagiński Marina Al Kantawi zachód słońca

Susa is one of the most beautiful towns on the Tunisian coast and we went there for our vacation. Our hotel was located near the medina and we got lost more than once in the nooks and crannies of the local souk. Susa has many impressive monuments from Roman and Arab times, but we especially remember the unusual dome over the medieval Kalaout el-Koubba mausoleum, resembling futuristic buildings of the 21st century.


Safari


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The two-day safari in central Tunisia was our coolest trip during our entire stay. It was a bit stiff at first, but then the group got going. The harshness of the landscape in the interior is shocking and it is a wonder that someone can live here. The biggest impression on us was the salt lake of Shatt al-Jarid and, of course, a camel ride in the desert. The icing on the cake was a visit to the Roman amphitheater in El Jem, entered on the Unesco list.


Monastery


Aleja Trimeche zabudowa medyny biforium minaret meczetu Bourguiby mauzoleum Habiba Bourguiby minaret Centralna część z sarkofagiem prezydenta ozdobny żyrandol epitafium ribat boczne wejście wnętrze fortecy minaret Czas coś przekąsić widok na cmentarz Sidi al-Mazariego blanki marina sala modlitewna

Another place we visited was Monastyr. The weather was bad that day, but we decided that it is better to see something than to sit in a hotel. We chose the train as a means of transport, which turned out to be an interesting experience as we traveled with the locals. The city has an impressive ribat which is the oldest on the entire African coast. However, the most interesting photos were taken in the mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, the first president of Tunisia.


Tunis Bay


Sidi Bou Said - zatoka Tuniska pamiątkowa fotka Niebieskie drzwi z ćwiekami Miejscowi uwielbiają kwiaty kunsztowne kratownice Pamiątkowa fotka Niebieskie drzwi ozdobione ćwiekami wejście do meczetu uliczka w Sidi Bou Said maszrabijja minaret meczetu Zaouia tłumy turystów na ulicy Zarrouka odpoczynek Café des Nattes sprzedawca kwiatów jaśminu lalka Antar ozdobne klatki dla ptaków katedra św. Ludwika chwila zadumy kapitele Ruiny Kartaginy nie wyglądają dzisiaj zbyt imponująco Wszechobecne osty termy Antoniusza Piusa budynek w stylu kolonialnym Fasada ozdobiona płytkami azulejo minaret meczetu Sidi Jusufa medresa as-Slimaniya uliczka Sidi Ben Suk at-Turk, fajki wodne scenka uliczna hammam el Kachachine wybrzeże w okolicy El Haouaria w tych grotach kręcono sceny do Qou Vadis ruiny fenickiego miasta w Karkawan

The ruins of Carthage and Karkawan, and the medina of Tunisia, located on the Tunisian Bay, are on the Unesco World Heritage List. However, our trip was dominated by a visit to the inconspicuous town of Sidi Bou Said. Picturesquely situated on a hillside, white houses with blue doors and windows look phenomenal and it is no wonder that this is the place that intellectuals and artists like.








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