Tunisia: country information and sights

Tunisia: country information and sights

France in Africa is about Tunisia. The ruins of Carthage and snow-white beaches, the most economical in the world, but no less worthy of thalassotherapy with its wonderful healing effect and excellent hotels on the Mediterranean coast provide an excellent holiday.

Basic information about the country

The city of Tunis is the capital of the country . It confidently balances between completely different cultures in its territory. The central part of the old city looks like a picture to an oriental fairy tale depicting the ever gay markets and souvenir shops with a variety of goods, classic oriental mosques, the medina bustling with life. Then Avenue Habib Bourguiba with its colonial style, sophisticated mansions, temples and fashionable expensive boutiques and stores represent the European style. In the north of the capital there is a Mediterranean charm in the spirit of Greek pretty villages.

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Basic information about the country

One of the main resorts of the country is rightly Hammamet with its stunning spas and thalasso procedures of high quality, the cleanest beaches and first-class hotels. There are plenty of fish restaurants serving the freshest seafood and a whole block of night bars and clubs. Swimming, relaxing and having fun is what the resort has to offer.

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Basic information about the country

Tourists looking for a more dynamic pastime more often stay in Sousse with its great opportunities for outdoor activities. In addition to thalassotherapy, which is also available, you can go golfing, and yachting is in vogue. Holidaymakers at the resort offers a wide excursion program, and at night you can dance well at the many discos, the best quality hotels are located in the suburbs in Port el Kantaoui.

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Basic information about the country

Right next door to Sousse is Monastir, an authentic city with a quiet life. It offers a lot of inexpensive accommodation.

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Basic information about the country

Even quieter town is Mahdia . There are not many hotels, silence and grace on almost deserted beaches.

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Basic information about the country

A small tropical island of Djerba, dotted with groves of olive trees and surrounded by excellent sandy beaches, is located not far from the coast. There, in the beautiful lagoons of the island frolic pink flamingos. Here you can find a lot of privacy and a wonderful holiday.

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Basic information about the country

Tabarka is not a bad diving destination, Nabelle is famous for its pottery, or Ain Draham with its thermal springs. There are many wonderful and wonderful places to visit.

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Basic information about the country

2. What to see and do

Different eras and cultures have left a great legacy to this country. Ancient fortresses, magnificent mosques, equally beautiful temples and extraordinary museums are scattered throughout Tunisia. The capital will offer you the inimitable Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul and be sure to see the medina, the Arab quarter with the ancient mosque of Zitoun. In the colonial heritage districts of La Goulet or La Marsa you will find an African setting which is different, French elegance reigns supreme.

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2. What to see and do

Not far away is the legendary Carthage, which everybody should have heard about at school. Of course nowadays there are only ruins of the once glittering city, though the impression remains for a long time. Only Roman concede the size of Antoninus Pius Thermae, an amphitheater of enormous proportions, and what remains of the quarter villas and the aqueduct allow you to imagine how powerful Carthage was in the past.

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2. What to see and do

Nature in Tunisia is not left out and offers unparalleled examples. Unique, salt-encrusted Chott el Jerid Lake, Mount Yugurta which resembles North American canyons, the UNESCO-listed Ischkel National Park or the majestic Sahara with its unparalleled golden dunes.

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2. What to see and do

Other interesting things to see and do in Djerba Island include the overhanging castle of Gazi Mustafa or the Pink Flamingo Lagoons and the crocodile farm in the Explore Djerba Park, built in the style of a Tunisian village.

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2. What to see and do

For children in Tunisia, though in small numbers, there are wonderful water parks giving the kids a good time.

3. thalassotherapy

A separate topic is the famous thalassotherapy in Tunisia, local doctors have not only fully copy the French methods, but brought a lot of new features in a huge list of health procedures. And let alone mention the cost of treatment as compared with France, everything is more affordable here.

The use of sea water, seaweed, and mud constitutes the term “thalassotherapy” and includes various therapeutic procedures with stunning effect. Seawater jet massage, water aerobics, seaweed wrappings, lymphatic drainage, stone therapy, hammam, and other procedures are chosen and combined individually for each patient. Symptoms of various skin diseases, arthrosis, rheumatism, arthritis disappear after the course of this treatment. Immediately there is an improvement of blood circulation, there is getting rid of excess weight, etc. Sea water and mud of the Mediterranean Sea are collected at a distance from the shore and after multistage check straight through the pipes are supplied to the rooms of medical centers of hotels and clinics. Tourists return from Tunisia quite a different person!

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4. How to avoid problems

Despite the fact that Tunisia is one of the safest countries of the African continent, caution is always necessary. Use a safe to keep your valuables, because, as elsewhere in the world, there are pickpockets in transport and crowds. Bypass the street beggars offering various free services for which the crooks will certainly ask you to pay later. Always count the change at once, and in a cab look at the meter at the beginning of the trip, if there is a forgotten to zero amount.

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It is desirable for women to have a companion and be sure to follow the local dress code: bare shoulders are not allowed, they must be covered, nothing transparent is better to wear. Men also have their own restrictions. Appearance in short shorts or with bare chest arouses the anger of Tunisians. It is considered bad form to pay attention to women wearing a veil. Smoking or eating in the streets during Ramadan is considered disrespectful.

Do not drink tap water, it is considered bad manners to talk during meals, as well as to look at the locals who are eating.

Be sure to have sunscreen, as the sun is very hot here. If you need first aid, you can go to any pharmacy, and you will be helped.

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