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A World Travel Guide to Tunisia - What to See, Where to Go and What to Do

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A Traveling Experience in Tunis, Tunisia: The Most hospitable place on Earth



From the moment we landed in Tunis International Airport, the local residents and staff made us feel welcome and at home in their country, and I can honestly say that this was one of the most memorable experiences of my life thus far. After getting our luggage, we were met by a man named Ali who drove us into the city center where he took us to our hotel and showed us around in his free time after dropping us off at our lodgings. Before leaving, he gave us his number so that we could get hold of him any time of day if we needed help or suggestions on where to go.


Arrival at Carthage Airport

As I walked out of the airport terminal in Tunis, I was enveloped in a thick, humid heat. The sky was a deep blue, and the sun was beating down mercilessly. I hailed a taxi and gave the driver the address of my hotel. He looked at me skeptically and asked if I was sure that's where I wanted to go. I assured him it was, and he shook his head before getting into the car.


My hotel was a simple but neat little place called Hotel Alba Inn. I was surprised at how cheap it was, and even more surprised that they served me dinner when I arrived (it wasn't even included). After freshening up a bit and unpacking my bag, I headed out to do some exploring. It was around 10PM by then.


My first stop was Avenue Habib Bourguiba. It is a small street but it's chock full of shops and bars. I took a seat at a café on Avenue Habib Bourguiba and watched people as they walked by. Everyone seemed to be having such a good time, enjoying one another company. I soon ordered myself an Orange juice to cool off a bit (the air conditioning in my hotel room didn't work), and then continued walking down the busy street. After walking for around 10 minutes, I happened upon what looked like an outdoor market area complete with food stalls selling mint tea and grilled meat skewers (which were delicious).


First Impressions

Tunisia is often thought of as a dangerous place, but my experience was the complete opposite. I found the people to be incredibly hospitable and the city to be beautiful and full of life. My first impression of Tunis was that it was a bustling city with a lot to offer. The streets were lined with vendors selling everything from spices to souvenirs, and the smell of fresh bread filled the air. Despite the city's size, it felt very safe and I never once felt like I was in danger. I would definitely recommend Tunis as a travel destination for anyone looking for an adventure.


If you’re looking for a party scene and beautiful beaches, you might want to consider visiting another part of Tunisia. While there are certainly clubs and bars throughout the city, they cater to tourists more than locals. If you are willing to do some exploring outside of those neighborhoods, though, I was surprised at how much nightlife I actually found. One day we went out with a group of expats and ended up spending most of our time at one of their homes getting drinks and playing games well into 2 am!


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Exploring the Medina and Souks (Shops)

When exploring the Medina, be sure to haggle with the shopkeepers! It's all part of the fun. The Souks are a great place to find souvenirs for friends and family back home. Be warned though, it can be easy to get lost in the winding alleyways. Just ask a local for directions and they will be more than happy to help.


Tunis is known for being one of the most hospitable places on earth, and I can definitely say that this is true! Everywhere I went, people were so friendly and helpful. I even got invited into a few homes for tea! If you're ever in Tunis, be sure to explore the Medina and Souks. You won't regret it!


The Medina and Souks are definitely a must-see when visiting Tunisia. It was an amazing experience to get a chance to meet so many people who are very kind and welcoming. Don't be afraid to strike up a conversation with anyone while exploring these areas; they will most likely be happy to talk with you!


Conclusion

I would highly recommend Tunis as a travel destination for anyone seeking an authentic and culturally rich experience. The people are incredibly friendly and welcoming, the food is delicious, and there is so much to see and do. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind, Tunis is the perfect spot. I can't wait to go back!

A Travelling Experience in Tunis, Tunisia

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