Mahdia Off The Beaten Path

  • Latin sail
    Latin sail
    by JLBG
  • Mahdia in the Spring
    Mahdia in the Spring
    by maykal
  • Sheep....but no tourists...Mahdia in Spring
    Sheep....but no tourists...Mahdia in...
    by maykal

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    Latin sail

    by JLBG Written Feb 27, 2006

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    There are now very few boats sailing with the ancient so called Latin sail that was used around the whole Mediterranean for centuries. It has almost disappeared now from the Tunisian coasts and I was very lucky to spot one. I saw it from the road and it was far away. Luckily, it does not sail fast and I could drive into mud trails to get closer to the coast and get this photo.

    Latin sail

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    Mahdia is now on the beaten path, but...

    by maykal Updated Nov 21, 2007

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    Go off season! November, February, April....the zone touristique hotels stand forlorn and empty, the pizzerias in town are all shuttered and abandoned, but life goes on in Mahdia in winter, and the atmosphere is much much more relaxed than in summer. In spring, Cap d'Afrique is prettier anyway, with all the dandelions and grass summer, this has all died and dust prevails.

    Don't limit your explorations to the tourity bit of souk by the Skifa (as you enter the old town)...the souvenir shops do peter out after a few hundred metres, and tourists are still relatively rare in the rest of the medina.

    In high season, Mahdia may well be a smaller version of Sousse or to get off the beaten track, hop in a louage heading south and in a couple of hours you can feel like an intrepid explorer in the medina of Sfax, Tunisia's second city and one of my favourite places. See my Sfax page for more.

    Mahdia in the Spring Sheep....but no tourists...Mahdia in Spring Escape the tour buses by going to Sfax, Tunisia

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