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    • Has anyone visited Tataouine recently?

      Tunisia Apr 13, 2014 at 7:36 AM

      Has anyone visited Tataouine recently? I would love to visit the ksours and villages (Chenini etc) in the surrounding area but I noticed this area as named in the 'avoid all non-essential travel' warming from the British FCO. Should we be concerned about this warning? When I posted a question on another forum recently someone replied that this area is dangerous and there have been a lot of riots recently but searching the internet I've failed to find anything about riots (expect back in January). I also noticed that other governments (Australia, New Zealand, US, Canada) don't specifically mention places like Tataouine, Douz and Ksar Ghilane in their warnings but rather just border area with Algeria and Libya and Tataouine doesn't seem that close to these borders.

      If we do decide to visit would you recommend travelling there independently and hiring a taxi to visit surrounding areas or combining it into a longer 4WD trip from Touzier or Matmata?

      Thanks in advance for any advice!

    • taxi fares

      Gouvernorat de Mahdia Mar 26, 2014 at 5:13 AM

      How much is a taxi to mahdia from riu el mansour


      Tunisia Apr 9, 2014 at 11:57 PM

      Does anyone know what's the weather like in Tunisia in late May? I'm travelling to Hammamet in 21st May. Is it hot enough to do sunbathe and spend a day at the beach???

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      Dreams beach hotel sousse

      Sousse Mar 21, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I'm off to Sousse next week and staying for 21 nights. I am a single female traveller in my very late forties. OK I will be 50 while I am away..Any recommendations regarding places I should steer clear of or places I shouldn't miss. Thank you

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      Renting a beach house/apartment in Djerba for the weeeknd.

      by bukola Online Now May 8, 2009 at 4:01 AM

      Ciao all

      Is it possible to rent a nice beach house/apartment in Djerba for the weekend? looking for 3 to 4 bedroom house for next weekend. Advise and pointers are appreciated.


      6 Answers May 18, 2009 at 4:48 AM
    • Djerba-Tozeur

      by joziane Online Now Nov 17, 2007 at 6:20 PM

      Someone have any idea how to travel from Tozeur to Djerba? I am planning to be there in March 2008 for 2 weeks.

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2008 at 8:35 AM
    • late dec. early jan. a good time to go?

      by yasima Online Now Oct 25, 2007 at 2:40 AM

      i'm thinking of visiting ile de jerba towards the end of dec. or early jan. would it be a good time to go? heard it might be rainy and cold...anyone been there around that time?

      2 Answers Nov 6, 2007 at 6:12 AM
    • First time in Tunisia - any hints and Tips very welcome!!

      by clairebev Online Now Jan 10, 2007 at 7:30 AM

      Hi There,

      Although most of my questions have been answered now by reading the tips on here, as it will be our first trip to Tunisia does anyone have any particular tips to share?
      It is a family of 4 going, my bro and I are 26 and 31 and we are all looking for lots of culture but in particular I had hoped to do some snorkelling.
      We are going for 1 week to Djerba from 10th March and staying in the Mirimar Palace.

      are there any places edspecially good for snorkelling on Djerba?
      Is Tunisia/ Djerba anything like Turkey for those who have been to Turkey? The comments I have read about covering up make me think so because Turkey is also well known for male attention to females.
      I am looking forward to trying local food - what is it like?
      What boat trips are on offer - I heard about a dolphon spotting one?

      I will leave it at this for now but any hints or tips would be greatfully received!!!

      Thanks all

      1 Answer Jan 10, 2007 at 4:52 PM
    • Dirnking water a ice cubes in hotels

      by canadox Online Now Aug 9, 2006 at 3:38 AM

      Hi, I know your not supposed to drink tap water and order ice cubes in your drink, avoid salads etc. But does that apply to hotels as well? My girlfriend and I are staying at a 4 star hotel.

      3 Answers Sep 20, 2006 at 1:40 AM
    • Beach Quality

      by par1 Online Now Jan 19, 2006 at 5:53 AM

      My wife and I like the look of the Movenpick hotel in Djerba Zone Touristique and that it is on the beach. We are keeen swimmers & I snorkel but according to "Croasbeauty" he said the sea was full of seagrass/seaweed. Also that it was very shallow for a very long way out.Is this true? If so i will go to somewhere else in Tunisia where the sea is OK.

      2 Answers Jan 22, 2006 at 11:21 PM
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      Anyone been at the Movenpick

      by kbl Online Now Sep 23, 2004 at 10:40 AM

      Hello all, I was planning to spend a few (+/-10) days in Tunesia in September. The agency recommended me the Movenpick Ulysse palace & thalasso *in Djerba. As I'm a golfer, this seems like a good spot. Anyone any comments/suggestions/expiriences? Thanks, Koen

      2 Answers Sep 23, 2004 at 10:40 AM