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    31-34 degrees C in october? 27 degrees C sea temp? anything else you want? good foods, white-yellow sand, nice people, for a low budget holiday...

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    Tunisia is a peaceful country with a multiple civilizations (carthage,ancient christians,Romanians,..) there are some places that are made for tourism like Hammamet , Sousse ... & with a facination landscapes really facinating ...

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    I was studying abroad in Florence, Italy where I was looking for an exotic holiday away. An hour flight later, I was experiencing culture shock when I arrived in Tunisia observing women in burqas. As young Jewish Americans we were not sure what the expect; however, all fear dissolved when we arrived at the resort and were treated with the highest level of kindness and warmth. Experiencing the Sahara desert became part of a spiritual process and the people we met along the way changed our lives.

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    Had a blast riding around on a scouter. Only problem was one needed to pay for the water at a "five star hotel" package. Kinda turned me off.

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    Gorgeous country with so much to offer: desert & oasis, ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, great weather, amazing food, friendly people, and lots of culture...absolutely love it.

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    its ok, i was running in the morning around530 am ,its like running 10 :30 am in the morning( different time)

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    We wenta a family to the the Sahara Beach Hotel at right on the beachfront this hotel was huge we took the All Inclusive option which was not the bet choice the food was always cold and some dishes were inedible and were clearly reheated and reused left overs from the day before jut with a sauce over it there was a Pizza Cafe which we ended up usiing and paying for the drink were watered down horrible sickly taste that in the end we only ventured down in the mornings for breakfast to have the freh fruit and Tea and Coffee and freh bread we then found a huge Supermarket and bought all the drinks which were keenly priced and basically bought the weeks shopping along with a tin opener for the Tuna Salmon and took the bread from the Cafe downstairs outside we took the open train into Hammett which was great the large Souk was great for bartering and we did the Market Sellers were fun and made us feel welcome we bought some Trainers for the boys and Handbags which were real leather and im glad to say they are still around
    The Trainers though fell apart very quickly.....we also went out to see the site where James Bond 007 was filmed and chilled out on the beach at other times my daugter went hors riding everyday and their Horses were cery well looked after and she had a great time the boys played organised football on the feild and basketball all in alll bar the food it was a good holiday one Tip ths hotel allows Smoking which is a shame as the lounge areas and dining rooms sometmes stunk of smoke so go to the back of the Dining room where there are some patio doors we opened them which gave us some clean air and as a family of non smokers we were not able to go into the discos as that was like being in a smokefilled room which was really bad so in the evenings we sat out over looking the ocean and listened to the music from outside rather than in we did miss the acts however this was a price we were willing to pay as we didnt want the children exposed to the smoke any questions please do ask or to book a different hotel please do call freephphone 0800 810 8987 all holidays Abta * Atol registered

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  • Tunisia

    Dear Borhane ben brahim
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    am pleased to write my response to the eight day tour of Tunisia. At the coffee stop between Tozeur and Kairouan, on the final day, I told you that we had got so much out of the experience at a number of levels.First, because we were on vacation, it had to be enjoyable, different and relaxing. Even though you took us to 34 places of interest, many very significant and some merely your "little surprises", we did not feel pressured and the tour would have been poorer had we missed out on any of them. Each added to the enjoyment and there was a variety of experiences giving us insight into the ancient and recent history, the culture, the daily life and the varied geography of your country.The western media offers us a biased view of Islam, with its emphasis on the divisions between the Sunni and Shiite factions and its sensationalizing the actions of the extremists and fanatics. It focuses on the countries which resist efforts to bring our version of stability and our values and our economic needs to what we are told are unstable societies. Touring Tunisia, with the benefit of your explanations, we have seen a tolerant, stable country with a defined set of values that should be the envy of many Western nations. We have seen the positive side of Islam and the way it can share, with a government, the means to order a society so that it progresses while having regard for its history and traditions.We knew very little of Tunisia's geography, history, culture and way of life when we arrived in Tunis. This tour has given us an appreciation of the variations in geography and the effects of mini climate and terrain. We water-rich Canadians have learned that water is a critical and scarce commodity for so many. We are now aware of Tunisia's rich history, back to 400 B.C. We have learned something of the Arabic and Muslim cultures, dating back 1300 years, and how it manifests itself in art, architecture and literature. We know of the colonial influence and heritage from France and the struggle to gain independence and its consequences on your comparatively liberal society.We see a Muslim society giving equality and opportunity to women, and a government educating and holding out opportunities for its young population. We have had efforts at environmental responsibility and education pointed out to us. We learned of moves to broaden the economy from its traditional agrarian base and, everywhere building to encourage tourism as a source of foreign currency and wealth.Had we come as casual visitors, intent on enjoying the sun, sea and hotel hospitality, with a few excursions thrown in, we would not have learned half of this. It was not just the places to which you took us; it was how you explained their significance in terms of history, culture and way of life. It was you willingness to answer questions, not just about what we were seeing or had seen, but also about Tunisian life and the way society differed from what we live.Above all we have seen the beauty of your country, whether it be in the Roman remains, the mosaics, the mosques and minarets; or in the topography of salt flats, mountains, coasts, deserts, olive groves and oases. We have seen its historical artifacts and the remnants of the traditional way of life in which your country is rooted as it successfully keeps up with modernity and progress.In addition to the stops at places of interest, you also made sure that our lunch stops were satisfying and helped us settle in the quality hotels along the way. You encouraged us to try foods that we had never experienced and which we enjoyed. You turned us on to the joys of mint tea and once again, got us all on camels, while managing to avoid the ride yourself.Thank you, and also Slim, our friendly driver, for showing us not just the delights of your country on our 1000km odyssey, but also for doing so much extra to complete our enjoyment and make our tour so interesting and informative. borhen: of course my name is borhen the owner of villa in tunisia kelibia for ages

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    Borhen Ben Brahim that s actually a great honor for tunisia to be selected among the 10 top destination in the world Frommer's Top Destinations 2010 tunisia with its historical and archeological heritage is really a worthwhile destinationJanuary 26 at 5:34am · Comment ·LikeUnlike · View Feedback (9)Hide Feedback (9) Nouha Farjallah Nacef Aw really??? Didn't hear abt that !!! It's absolutely a great honour to be selected among these marvellous places! Tunisia is definetly a hot spot for European tourists although it's still new to Americans, who tend to visit Morocco instead, and this success will definetly bring many privileges to Tunisia and lots of opportunities to be more magnetic than before ! All tunisians must be proud of this honourable result :) January 27 at 10:41pm · Borhen Ben Brahim these are for instance some impressions and ideas of americanns who enjoyed their trip in tunisia as a matter of fact it is not just by chance that tunisia was selected among these touristic resorts throughout the world and it is as i mentioned beforehand a that s actually a great honor for tunisia to be selected among the 10 top destination in the world Frommer's Top Destinations 2010 tunisia with its historical and archeological heritage is really a worthwhile destination these are a few comments of these american people Dear Borhen;... See More I am pleased to write my response to the eight day tour of Tunisia. At the coffee stop between Tozeur and Kairouan, on the final day, I told you that we had got so much out of the experience at a number of levels. First, because we were on vacation, it had to be enjoyable, different and relaxing. Even though you took us to 34 places of interest, many very significant and some merely your "little surprises", we did not feel pressured and the tour would have been poorer had we missed out on any of them. Each added to the enjoyment and there was a variety of experiences giving us insight into the ancient and recent history, the culture, the daily life and the varied geography of your country. The western media offers us a biased view of Islam, with its emphasis on the divisions between the Sunni and Shiite factions and its sensationalizing the actions of the extremists and fanatics. It focuses on the countries which resist efforts to bring our version of stability and our values and our economic needs to what we are told are unstable societies. Touring Tunisia, with the benefit of your explanations, we have seen a tolerant, stable country with a defined set of values that should be the envy of many Western nations. We have seen the positive side of Islam and the way it can share, with a government, the means to order a society so that it progresses while having regard for its history and traditions. We knew very little of Tunisia's geography, history, culture and way of life when we arrived in Tunis. This tour has given us an appreciation of the variations in geography and the effects of mini climate and terrain. We water-rich Canadians have learned that water is a critical and scarce commodity for so many. We are now aware of Tunisia's rich history, back to 400 B.C. We have learned something of the Arabic and Muslim cultures, dating back 1300 years, and how it manifests itself in art, architecture and literature. We know of the colonial influence and heritage from France and the struggle to gain independence and its consequences on your comparatively liberal society. We see a Muslim society giving equality and opportunity to women, and a government educating and holding out opportunities for its young population. We have had efforts at environmental responsibility and education pointed out to us. We learned of moves to broaden the economy from its traditional agrarian base and, everywhere building to encourage tourism as a source of foreign currency and wealth. Had we come as casual visitors, intent on enjoying the sun, sea and hotel hospitality, with a few excursions thrown in, we would not have learned half of this. It was not just the places to which you took us; it was how you explained their significance in terms of history, culture and way of life. It was you willingness to answer questions, not just about what we were seeing or had seen, but also about Tunisian life and the way society differed from what we live. Above all we have seen the beauty of your country, whether it be in the Roman remains, the mosaics, the mosques and minarets; or in the topography of salt flats, mountains, coasts, deserts, olive groves and oases. We have seen its historical artifacts and the remnants of the traditional way of life in which your country is rooted as it successfully keeps up with modernity and progress. In addition to the stops at places of interest, you also made sure that our lunch stops were satisfying and helped us settle in the quality hotels along the way. You encouraged us to try foods that we had never experienced and which we enjoyed. You turned us on to the joys of mint tea and once again, got us all on camels, while managing to avoid the ride yourself. Thank you, and also Slim, our friendly driver, for showing us not just the delights of your country on our 1000km odyssey, but also for doing so much extra to complete our enjoyment and make our tour so interesting and informative. but I needed to let you know that you made this much more than a simple vacation to be enjoyed. January 27 at 11:28pm ·

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  • Tunisia

    I adore this place-been several times and would still go back again and again.

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    very nice very big very touristic

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  • Tunisia

    Sun, sea and sand

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    je taime mon bled

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  • Tunisia

    Once I get more money, that's where I'll return.

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    stayed there twice really good

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Positioned directly in the middle of Mediterranean Africa, Tunisia was once part of the kingdom of ancient Carthage, one of the world's first great cities. While its white sand beaches and luxury hotels and all-inclusive resorts in places like Sousse, Rafraf Beach and Hammamet now cater to a large number of European tourists, there is much more to do in Tunisia than tan. Awe-inspiring archaeological sites include the ruins of Carthage (just north of the modern capital, Tunis), the almost perfectly preserved Roman amphitheater at El Jem and the cave dwellings of Matmara (also the filming location of Tatooine, Luke Skywalker's home planet in Star Wars). Or combine a sunbathing vacation with a bit of history on the island of Djerba, where mosques, traditional marketplaces and natural beauty blend with a plethora of hotels and restaurants for tourists. To experience the wide expanses of desert and oases in the Sahara, take a safari, either by car, train or camel.

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