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1. Houmt Souq

2. Diversity

3. Borj el-Kebir

4. Zone touristique

5. Hara Sghira

6. Hara Kebira

7. Guellala

8. Lonely mosque

9. Mosque of the Turkish mother

10. Jama' Fadloud

11. Jama' Ghizen

12. Jama' Mastiri

13. Jama' Mazline

14. Jama' Mezraya

15. Jama' Tajdid

16. Underground oil-press in Midoun

17. Aghir

18. Sponges and octopuses


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Houmt Souq is the only place on Jerba that really is a city, even if there are not many thousands living here. The city, close to the sea, is all centered around the beautiful and lively markets. There are two, one vaulted suq, and another for foodstuffs. The small and colourful suq ends in a couple of squares that are filled with outdoor cafés, cafés that are more used by Tunisians, and which have normal prices, and normal (=better) quality.

Houmt Souq, Jerba, Tunisia

It could be said that Houmt Souq has been turned into a tourist trap, but this is only partially true. The style have been here longer than the German tourists that seem to be making up the clear majority of the foreigners here. And almost all the time you will not be the object of troublesome vendors or hustlers.

By Tore Kjeilen