El Jem Warnings and Dangers

  • On the way to the amphitheatre....
    On the way to the amphitheatre....
    by leics
  • Don't climb!
    Don't climb!
    by MikeAtSea
  • Buying from the locals
    Buying from the locals
    by cazz38

Best Rated Warnings and Dangers in El Jem

  • leics's Profile Photo

    There will be stalls and hawkers......

    by leics Written Aug 7, 2010

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    On the way to the amphitheatre....

    ......from the moment you step off the bus, or come near to the amphitheatre. These are people making their living in a country where living standards are much lower than many others.

    There are stalls all the way along the side-road which leads to the entrance....hats and scarves and carvings and models and jewellery and leather goods and anything and everything.

    If you are not interested, just say 'Non, merci' or 'No thank you' and keep walking. If you engage, or stop, it is much more difficult to extricate yourself.

    It's rude to show interest if you have no intention of buying. So if you don't want anything, just keep walking.

    It would have been much the same in Roman times, after all! :-)

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Seniors
    • Singles

    Was this review helpful?

  • MelanieBee's Profile Photo

    Street vendors

    by MelanieBee Written Nov 22, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Watch out for the street vendors! They accost you as you walk to the entrance to the colosseum and tell you everything is half a dinar and try to put the item in your hands or on you somehow. Don't stop and look or you will never escape them! If you have children with you keep them close because they hold on to the kids and try and give them the souvenir and before you know it even your children are captive!

    Was this review helpful?

  • MikeAtSea's Profile Photo

    Don't climb the ruins!

    by MikeAtSea Updated Apr 16, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Don't climb!

    Some of the ruins and antiquities one can visit are over 2000 years old and are not in the best of conditions anymore, since neither Phoenicians nor Romans can come back to fix them anymore. Hence it is a silly idea to climb onto the ruins and destroy them for others to see, or to get injured in the course of it.

    Related to:
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • cazz38's Profile Photo

    CHECK IT FIRST.

    by cazz38 Written Feb 3, 2005

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Buying from the locals

    Beware of the locals hanging around outside,they called to my husband and son to buy some hats which they did,only to find out a few days later they fell to bits.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: El Jem

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

113 travelers online now

Comments

El Jem Warnings and Dangers

Reviews and photos of El Jem warnings and dangers posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for El Jem sightseeing.

View all El Jem hotels