Travel Blogs from Tunisia

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Resort break in Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Resort break in Tunis

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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He Said: We flew from Casablanca to Tunis, Tunisia yesterday evening. What a trial that was! I don't think my descriptive powers are quite vivid enough to paint an accurate picture of the situation so I am going to defer to Katie to give the full ...

Moseying through mosaics and final words on Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Moseying through mosaics and final words on Tunis

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... people were very friendly and quite hospitable in every way. We never felt threatened, harassed, or cheated (except by cabbies). Tunisia hardly seems like a Muslim nation. Alcohol is sold everywhere, very few women are in full veil, and most people ...

White Birthday, Douz, Tunisia travel blog

White Birthday

A travel blog entry by janda

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... for the emails and ecards) and what a birthday it was! We hired a taxi van and driver to take us around the south of Tunisia. We figured this would be the best way to see everything we wanted to see. The driver spoke English (and ' other languages- ...

Birds Galore, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Birds Galore

A travel blog entry by janda

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So after resting up from our travels we went into Tunis (which is where I posted the quick post about arriving safely). We later enjoyed a tour around the medina from a man named Farouq who showed us the view from the top of a carpet building which used ...

Africa, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Africa

A travel blog entry by janda

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... time at the internet cafe (plus the kids have been waiting while we try and figure out our next move) We arrived safley in Tunisia and are planning to leave Tunis tomorrow morning to head south to Zarzis or Jerba. Once we settle in I will try to ...

Nothing Else Matters., Tunis, Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia travel blog

Nothing Else Matters.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... . So I have to be careful. At least I had done little or no additional planning. I knew practically nothing about Tunisia. Hannibal, Phoenicians, El Jem, The Bardo Museum, Carthage, beach resorts and about 98% Muslims. Popular with French tourists I ...

Loretta, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Loretta

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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Leave a man to plan the trip and no doubt they'll stuff it up. David had given us too many days before our Libya tour so we had an extra one to kill. Against policy, we decided to go backwards and visit the fabled third largest colesseum in the Roman ...

Love those doors, Tunis, Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia travel blog

Love those doors

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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I can't get enough of the lovely ...

Coliseum, El Jem, Tunisia travel blog

Coliseum

A travel blog entry by janda

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(I am writing this from Ontario-I can't believe I didn't write about it in Monastir...)   So we went to see a Roman Coliseum at El Jem. It is the third largest Coliseum in the world. (and since I've been home people who have seen the one in Rome ...

Evil tun, Djerba, Tunisia travel blog

Evil tun

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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The youth hostel here is a restored fundouq which is kind of like a caravansari of the old days. Travellers could bring their animals inside for safety. The people slept on the first floor with the animals on the ground. It's very basic but a great place ...

Sousse for a night, Sousse, Tunisia travel blog

Sousse for a night

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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A look round the Rabat and the museum and then we were ...

Dolphins, Jerba, Tunisia travel blog

Dolphins

A travel blog entry by janda

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So we left Tunnis by bus this morning at 9am and arrived in Houmt Souq on the Island of Jerba at 5pm. On our way there we had to go on a ferry. As we were on the ferry we were very lucky to spot a number of dolphins junping and playing alongside the ...

Carpet-ville, Kairouan, Tunisia travel blog

Carpet-ville

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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We did buy some pieces - just ...

Crawling through boxes?, Monastir, Tunisia travel blog

Crawling through boxes?

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi all, So Andrew was talking to the kids the other night and asking them - "Do you know what you kids can do better than your Dad?" and without skipping a beat Brett says "Crawling through boxes?" We all had a good laugh as the conversation was very ...

And We're Off!, Monastir, Tunisia travel blog

And We're Off!

A travel blog entry by janda

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Well here I am for the last time in an internet cafe writing to you all. (Well at least for this half of the trip). I hope to use some time at home over Christmas to upload a bunch of pictures to the site so you can see what we have seen. We were ...

North African road trip., Kairouan, El Jem, Mahdia, Monastir and Sousse, Tunisia travel blog

North African road trip.

A travel blog entry by stevefn

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... now on what I missed out on because of my early flight out to Spain on the last day of our trip to Tunisia). So after taking the train from Tunis one day to visit the mandatory site of Carthage and the pleasant and touristy coastal town of ...

May the force be with you..., Jerba, Tunisia travel blog

May the force be with you...

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Tunisia is such a change of pace from Egypt.  The French influence is strong, as is the coffee!  Had light buttery pastries for breakfast this am with the ladies of my new group.  Rick and I met up with the group yesterday at our historic ...

Life in the Star Wars hotel, Matmata, Tunisia travel blog

Life in the Star Wars hotel

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... home and just maybe I'll get to write a blog from space one day... So on this trip I was pretty keen to visit Tunisia, where a number of scenes from the original and subsequent movies were shot, and in particular the Sidi Driss Hotel in Matmata - the ...

Bulla Regia, Dougga and Le Kef, Le Kef, Tunisia travel blog

Bulla Regia, Dougga and Le Kef

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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David was desperate for a break. He'd been working loads. So Lonely Planet in hand, off we went. Carpets, roman ruins, Monty Python and Star Wars here we come! I had heard it was more laid back than Morocco and that the food was good. Tunisian red ...

Random Thouhgts, Zarzis, Tunisia travel blog

Random Thouhgts

A travel blog entry by janda

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Ok so a lot of you who know what a picky eater I am asked me how I was going to handle this world travel thing. My answer was this: I figure there will always be bread and fruit wherever we are. ... I have something to add to that list... Nutella. I ...

Get Us Outta Here, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Get Us Outta Here

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... saw an opportunity to grab a fare and jump the line by giving us a more acceptable price (10 dinars). Welcome to Tunisia. While checking out the neighbourhood it became apparent that the neighbourhood was checking us out. We were approached by a number ...

Moving on, Zarzis, Tunisia travel blog

Moving on

A travel blog entry by janda

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Just a quick note to let you all know we are leaving our house in Zarzis to move about 3hours north to live in Monastir for the last 9 days in Tunisia. I will post from there. We might even have a phone!!   Miss you all ...

Is there any place these guys didn't go?, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Is there any place these guys didn't go?

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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Arrived in Tunis via three trains yesterday...oh joy.  Our first stop on the way was Monastir where we had breakfast and wandered around the historic fort where they filmed Monty Python's Life of Brian.  Clearly a place of major importance...oh and ...

Tunis: home of Hannibal then sown with salt, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Tunis: home of Hannibal then sown with salt

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... want to hear that you've already had 6 beers tonight. At least the last customs guy said a friendly 'Welcome to Tunisia!' From there everything improved immensely. Nice sleep in a flashy 3 star hotel and then into the World Heritage-listed ...

Sultan of Chocolate, Zarzis, Tunisia travel blog

Sultan of Chocolate

A travel blog entry by janda

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Hi all, I had to let you all know about my second birthday celebration. Because we were out in the Sahara on my birthday we celebrated last night at home. The kids and Andrew prepared a feast of Chocolate. Eight courses in all. Yes, all chocolate! I ...

Tunis to Sfax, Sfax, Tunisia travel blog

Tunis to Sfax

A travel blog entry by lucinate

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... it is colder than Morocco. So where am I in January? We wanted to go to Libya though and the cheapest way was through Tunisia. The price of flights dictated our dates. At least there wouldn't be so many tourists around. How cold could it really be? ...

Laid up in Tozeur Oasis, Tozeur, Tunisia travel blog

Laid up in Tozeur Oasis

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... place. It was almost a shame to reach the green expanse of Tozeur which apparently contains no less than 266,000 of Tunisia's finest date palms. After resting up from the journey I decided to head out and find more Star Wars sets, as the area ...

Golfing in Tunisia, Sousse, Tunisia travel blog

Golfing in Tunisia

A travel blog entry by worldramblings

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A Holy City, Kairouan, Tunisia travel blog

A Holy City

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... main reason for being here is the Mosque here is the oldest in the country. As Kairouan was where Islam first took hold in Tunisia, this makes it special. Some people say that if you visit Kaitouan seven times, it is the equivalent of going to Mecca for ...

Tunisia, the prologue, Tunis, Tunisia travel blog

Tunisia, the prologue

A travel blog entry by uncle_davros

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... Iriver 40 gig MP3 players for all our music, movies and episodes of Nip/Tuck, and loads of power adaptors !!! Overkill, never !!! Now, Tunisia as a place, might not be the most exciting of places for some, but we are here for the Roman ruins, and also ...

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