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mila_olive
post Jun 21 2009, 08:50 AM
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Hey! I'm going for a two-week holiday to Tunisia next Sunday. I'm staying near Sousse, so I was wondering if anyone that has been there could recommend something to do. What's worth seeing while you're there? Any good restaurants?

Appreciate any tips smile.gif
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post Jun 22 2009, 09:01 AM
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Well, there is a list of 65 things to do in Tunisia and you can do quite a few of them from Sousse:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293753...-Vacations.html

Here's the top 10 from TripAdvisor:

* Top-Rated Attractions
1. Amphitheather of El Jem
2. Bardo Museum (Le Musee National du Bardo)
3. Dougga
4. Carthaginian Ruins
5. Chott El Jerid
6. Tamerza Canyon
7. Musee Dar Jallouli
8. Souks
9. Musee archeologique - Hotel de ville (City Hall)
10. Bab Bhar



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sianeth
post Jun 23 2009, 03:36 PM
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Ohhhhhhkay... as I remember it there's not too much in Sousse, other than an old town in the centre - much of the rest of it is industrial, I think. So you'll probably want to check out other parts of the country. There's one north-south train line, so I would recommend heading up to Tunis maybe for a couple of days, and visiting Carthage and Sidi-Bou-Said whilst you're there. Also, if you like beaches then take the train up north to Hammamet. The train is super super cheap and really easy to use - don't let anyone tell you otherwise! Just make sure you get a copy of the timetable, and book the time of your return trains when you book your outward tickets.

You should definitely go to the Roman amphitheatre in El Jem, its really remarkable. And also if you can get transport down south to the desert and the salt plains then thats definitely worth doing as its a completely different landscape and just a wonderful experience. Matmata is where Star Trek was filmed and where many of the people live in underground homes, and thats another great place to go to. There's just so much to see/do there I'm sure you'll find something you like.

I was there in April... have a look at My Blog if you want to see pictures etc... or just let me know if I can help with anymore questions... otherwise have a wonderful time smile.gif smile.gif
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mila_olive
post Jun 23 2009, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the tips both of you, I'll be sure to check out both the list, and I've started reading you blogg Sianeth =D

I know 'll definately be going south for a few days, got to go for a camel ride when I'm in the desert yes.gif

Just one more week, then I'll be relaxing in the sun beach.gif yay
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post Mar 31 2010, 04:27 PM
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QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jun 22 2009, 09:01 AM) *

Well, there is a list of 65 things to do in Tunisia and you can do quite a few of them from Sousse:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293753...-Vacations.html

Here's the top 10 from TripAdvisor:

* Top-Rated Attractions
1. Amphitheather of El Jem
2. Bardo Museum (Le Musee National du Bardo)
3. Dougga
4. Carthaginian Ruins
5. Chott El Jerid
6. Tamerza Canyon
7. Musee Dar Jallouli
8. Souks
9. Musee archeologique - Hotel de ville (City Hall)
10. Bab Bhar


I was in Tunisia many years ago, but I remember Amphitheather in El Jem, Dougga, Carthaginian Ruins and souks. Especially El Jem and Carthaginian Ruins made a huge impression on me. I also took a trip to Sahara, and that was unforgetable experience to me! Riding on camels was both scary and funny thing to do smile.gif
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