"Land of Hannibal - Tunisia" Tunisia by csordila
Tunisia Travel Guide: 4,892 reviews and 13,289 photos
The country is the most sophisticated, relaxed and tolerant state in North Africa.
Women travelers are very safe when traveling alone.
The best seasons to travel to Tunisia are spring or autumn.
However, if you just want to lie on a beach and enjoy sun-bath,
head towards Tunisia in July or August, when hot, sunny days are almost guaranteed.
When taking tours, make sure the guide speaks English. If you do not ask, French will be the language spoken.
Most of the residents speak French as fluently as Arabic. read more
Hospitality is a must, whether a person is a dear friend or merely an acquaintance, whether invited or just dropped by.
If invited to an Arab home for dinner, no gift is expected but chocolate or flowers are appreciated, and you are expected to return the invitation and entertain the hosts at your home.
The host will invite you to come to the table saying "tafathalo", which means "do me the honour", and encourage you to take a couple of things from each plate to enjoy the different flavors.
But do not feel that you have to fill your plate just because your host is insisting that you try every dish.
After the meal, the guest says "daymah" or "amer", which means "May the blessings stay with your home". read more
The best time for visiting the Sahara is probably late autumn or early spring, when the max. temperature is less than 30°C during the day and the min. temperature more than 5°C at night. It is unlikely to encounter rainfall, but if yes, then the water comes tumbling down with vehement strength and washes everything away, and it is strange, but here is frequenter drowning in the water, than the death by thirst.
The water is naturally vital for the oases. All drops of water is collected, is stored and is leaded to the suitable places with a drainage system.
The oases are wonderful, because the world of the sand changes suddenly to a dreamland. Often after the rains the whole desert comes to life even with flowers.
The sand dunes for us, who know the snow, resemble the snowdrifts mostly, only in other colour. The roads and the plantations of the oases are protected by fences weaved from palm tree branch. read more
Some safety measures being taken may increase the sucess of your trip without any incident. On your arrival do never... more travel advice
In the Fifties the Douz oasis area was difficult to access. The first tarred road to the north started in Gafsa about... more travel advice
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