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Medina of Sousse

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Address: Sousse, Tunisia
Description: This medina contains the Great Mosque of Sousse.

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When I went for the first time for shopping we met a young lad called Salim, he was amazingly truthful and told us everything that goes around in this place in terms of haggle... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

When I went for the first time for shopping we met a young lad called Salim, he was amazingly truthful and told us everything that goes around in this place in terms of haggle prices etc. he said if the shop keeper asks for 20 dinar you must haggle 10dinar and then try bringing it a little down if you... More 

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Elgin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I always ignore the front of the market and go further back to the locals shops that is where you can find more unusual items that are worth buying. I like to haggle but this is not for everyone.

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Plymouth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

full of knock offs (like everywhere else) but low quality. Waleed is a legend if your tour operator uses him a guide., We travelled with Thomas Cook, and he was part of the staff. if you see something you like, buy it, as you don't get time to retrace your streps and go back. Its a busy area too, so... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Go the Medina and experience the mayhem of haggling and jostling and be entertained by the street sellers. Don't be afraid to jump in there and have a good rummage. Open your mind and your wallet to this very Tunisian way of shopping. Have Fun

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nottingham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

the medina area frightened us to death if only we were left alone but not to be hassled non stop and felt very immtimated

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Hull
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We enjoyed our time on the Medina ramble. The streets were that narrow, there was hardly room, but not a problem as people respected you walking past. No pushing and shoving. There were loads of different colourful shops, and little cafes. We really enjoyed the haggling part of it and had great fun buying bargains. We went with our tour... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love the medina. It's better in the summer but most places are. There's a few tourist shops near the entrance of you just want to look without being hassled. Be aware- a lot of locals see your wristbands and pretend to work at your hotel!!!!! Just be strong and say no thank you, no need to be rude. You can... More 

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Hammam Sousse, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My tunisian partner & I always visit the medina every trip. Fantastic for gifts to bring home & remember to haggle!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a well preserved medina and still a 'living' place - not just for the tourists. There are a few touristy shops, but the majority of shops and stalls are for the locals. There are lots of cafes that are worth stopping in and some nice places to eat (try Restaurant Seles near one of the west gates and... More 

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Cornwall
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

As I any Arabic country a bit tiresome being pestered but some wonderful bargains if you have the time to haggle

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