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Tunisia

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Mediterranean beaches, Sahara desert, colonial history Star Wars films. Tourist friendly, French cuisine, fertile natural lands and national parks. Golden beaches, deep blue sea. Ancient roman, Arab or Berber or Phoenician sites. Museums. Markets – bargaining.

Tunisia may be the perfect African location in which to spend a lazy, relaxing holiday, but its colourful, in your face culture ensures it's also a stimulating destination.

Long, enticing stretches of Mediterranean beaches run along the coast; as temperatures soar to glorious heights in the summer, so too do the numbers of visitors heading towards the magnificent, clean coastline.

And the beaches, are not the only places in Tunisia where alluring sands beckon. The Saharan South is a place for desert expeditions. Throughout the cooler months, desert parties, festivals, and events keep visitors entertained, and inspired by their surroundings.

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I did mention here on my review above, how the natives try to bully you into a shop i just want to make this a point as they do just that i had to push my way out of a shop and it got a little nasty this may have been a one off but the memory stays with my wife and I we will not return to Tunisia .

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Thanks for the heads up, Mike.

Isnt it cool that star wars sceenes were shot in tunisia

tunisia is also in a nice medeteranian climate zone

the weahter in december

i was wanting to take my son away for christmas somewhere hot i was wondering what the weather was like at that time

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Have a look at our <a href="http://www.worldreviewer.com/world-weather">World Weather Guide</a> for approximate weather conditions.

TUNISIA BY OURSELVES.

ME AND MY HUSBAND ARE GOING TUNISIA NEXT OCTOBER. IS IT A POSSIBILITY AND A GOOD IDEA TO HIRE A CAR WITH A DRIVER WHEN WE GET THERE? WE KNOW THE PLACES WE WANT TO KNOW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER.

VERA AND OTAVIO

Tunisia

An ideal climate, a long and gentle seacoast, Tunisia, the northernmost country of Africa has for over 3000 years witnessed the passage of Phoenicians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Turks, Spanish and French. They came as fugitives or adventurers, to conquer or to claim, warriors and missionaries, traders and farmers, each leaving a part of their story in stone or mosaics, on hills of Carthage and the threshold of the Sahara.

This heritage, Tunisia's greatest wealth, has been held in trust and preserved in hundreds of sites and museums from the small Punic museum in Utica to the vast collections of the prestigious National Museum of Bardo. Most Museums are closed on Mondays, whereas many on-site archaeological museums and ruins are open all week. An entrance fee is usually charged and a caretaker will often act as guide.

Whatever the season, your first glimpse of Tunisia will be one of golden beaches and a deep blue sea. With over 1200 kilometres of coast this sunny Mediterranean land is a paradise for the vacationer.

Well known seaside resort areas - Sousse, Monastir, Hammamet and Nabeul, Djerba and Tabarka offer visitors the finest sandy beaches and crystalline water along with a dizzying choice of waterfront hotels featuring sun and watersports like windsurfing and sailing, underwater sightseeing, fishing and short boat rides. Nearly Hotels are built with the visitor's comfort and enjoyment in mind and their restaurants feature both international as well as Tunisian Cuisine. During the peak summer season no effort is spared to provide the maximum of activities at the hotels and throughout the region. Summer festivals held nearby invite you join in with your Tunisian hosts to celebrate Father Neptune, share their local folklore, enjoy a concert or just have fun.

Feeling guilty about the long lazy days spent in delicious idleness bronzing on the beach? Often an hours drive from these modern resorts will bring you to another Tunisia, one of ancient Roman, Arab, Berber or Phoenician sites. Reminders of this rich historical past abound and visitors will return again and again captivated by the diversity of this Mediterranean land. Ask at your hotel for guided tours and information .The Tunisian Tourist offices in most European capitals or in all major cities in Tunisia can supply a list of Guides, maps, brochures, and advice to help you plan an unforgettable vacation.

The downside is my wife and I could not walk the streets for we got hurried to taxis and horse drawn carriages begging us to allow them to take us to a nice shop ,the shop would be of a friend or a relative who would try not to let you out of the shop until you had bought something this spoiled the whole holiday for us, the market people would push you into their area to get you to buy from them a real shame as it is a lovely country to visit.

A funny side of the bad experience we had was when a horse drawn carriage tried to bully us into going on a ride through the town when he accidentally mounted the very high pavement and lost his wheel he then blamed us for not stopping for him .

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Great review! Thanks for the tips!

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