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Tunisia Travel

The Arabic-speaking nation of Tunisia is settled between Libya and Algeria in North Africa facing the warm Mediterranean Sea . This location influences Tunisia 's climate. In the summers the weather tends to be hot and dry, while the winter months (about December through February) become chilly and rainy. Usually tourism reaches a peak in the summer months, although if visitors to the country stay in the southern region, the weather is still quite warm during winter.

Tunisia has an interesting history. Similar to many Middle Eastern countries, the country has been occupied by a variety of different people groups. The rotating communities who dominated the land over various time periods left their trace in the form of architecture, descendants, and culture. During the mid-twentieth century, the nation enjoyed a time when the leadership suppressed Islamic extremist activity and worked to increase the rights of women. Today the nation upholds moderate values when interacting with foreign nations.

When visiting Tunisia , there are several spits that all travelers should visit. The archeological site of Carthage is a must-see for any trip. This city was originally established by the Phoenicians and was also occupied by the famous Hannibal . The remains of the Phoenician time remain mostly through historical tradition and not in the ruins themselves. When the Romans took over the city they tore down and destroyed many of the Phoenician landmarks. However, there are still several other sites that are worth the visit to Carthage . For instance, the Antonine baths are still intact, as well as the Punic ports and Roman amphitheater. There are breath-taking views from the city of Carthage , especially of the sparkling Gulf over the hills.

Another place to visit in Tunisia is the Coliseum of El-Jem. This location has been named the best Roman monument on the continent. This is the location where gladiators fought each other and fought wild animals. Today, people gather in peaceful procession to listen to music concerts.

A cultural celebration occurs in this country every year for Ramadan. The nation is predominantly Muslim in faith and so they abide by the Islamic calendar. Every year Ramadan and other holidays occur eleven days earlier than the previous months. There are festivals, parades, and other celebrations that occur in Tunisia during this time.

For the visitors who need a place to relax after extensive touring of historical venues, there are impressive beaches that perhaps have been overlooked. The coast on the Mediterranean Sea offers both beauty and tranquility. Many locals and tourists come here to relax, while others come to take part in the water sports. Diving, surfing, and sailing are all popular activities in Tunisia . There are also several land-oriented sports such as hiking, tennis, and gulf.

Tunisia is a North African country bordered by Algeria to the west and Libya to the southeast. Forty percent part of the country covered by Sahara desert and rest land is coastline and fertile soil. It is located along the Atlas mountain range.

Tunis is the capital of Tunisia.It is the largest city of the country. This city is surrounded by hills and is situated behind the lake of Tunis . The centre of the city is known as Medina which is densely populated. In Medina , you will find so many interesting and useful places such as monuments, Mosques, palaces, madrasas, markets, castles etc. Following are some interesting places which is recommended for travellers.

Amphitheatre of El DJem : The Amphitheatreo El DJem is known as the world's third largest theatre after Rome 's Colosseum and the theatre of Capua. It is situated in the small town called EL Djem. It is unbelievable to find this big monument in such a small town. You can see the whole place by climbing up to the theatre. You can see the dungeons where animals and inmates were kept in ancient times.

Ichkeul National Park : This Park is playing a great role for migrated birds. It is the resting point of various types of birds from different countries. You will find birds such as ducks, geese, storks and pink flamingoes. Now the park is listed under World Heritage in Danger due to the lack of Water.

Tunisia is a Muslim country and Homosexuality is punishable by law. Only couples are allowed to share rooms in hotels. Visitors should follow their customs. Especially women should dress up nicely outside the beaches. Always give respect to the local people.

It is necessary for all travelers to show yellow fever certificate. There is no vaccines and injections are recommended before entering to Tunisia because there is no as such risk of diseases. You should follow some precautions while taking food such as avoids drinking unpacked water and eating stale food. The medical facilities are limited and expensive. It is necessary to pay the bill immediately after the treatment.

The currency of Tunisia is Tunisian dinar(TND). One unit TND can be divided into 1,000 millimes. You can exchange the money in some good hotels and mostly in all banks. Visa, American express, Master Card are allowed in big hotels, restaurants and shops. Travelers are advised to bring cheques because it is easily accepted.

In Business, the official language is French. A handshake is good form of greeting but the Arabic word ‘Salaam Aleikum' works better. Official dress is compulsory during Business hours which are from 8 am to 12 pm and 3pm to 6pm.

English is mostly known by young generation in the country as taught in schools and colleges. The majority speakers are of Arabic and French. German and Italian is also known to few peoples.

Nowadays, there is no possibility of terrorist attacks. The last attack was a car bomb attack in 2002. But, bag snatching and theft is increasing especially in the tourism area so please be attentive in the public places. Don't go towards the borders of any Arab country.

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