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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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      trying not to be a tourist

      by anitpotter Online Now Feb 14, 2014 at 6:10 AM

      hi, i dont usually travel on a package holiday but im coming for a fortnight with half board accomodation on a learning break. we have 4 seminars that i will definitely attend. i will be staying in port el kantaoui but would like to explore small non touristy places, fishing villages, market towns and am looking for local information. there are a number of organised tourist trips to sousse, monastir,kairouan, el djem, dougga, carthage, sidi bou said and i would like advice as to which might be worth going to and which i can skip in favour of exploring tunisia as locals live it rather than just as tourists see it. i am used to travelling independently but am unsure about managing the attention i think i might get from locals and am looking for advice. i struggled in morocco and egypt as a single female with no arabic, but had no difficulties in sri lanka or lebanon. i speak french but am unsure how useful it will be. i would be pleased of any ideas or recommendations. thanks for reading. tina

      12 Answers Mar 10, 2014 at 4:33 AM
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      Tips to tunisia and morocco

      by travel4u Online Now Jan 9, 2014 at 7:29 PM

      I am planning t trip to tunisia and morocco this year around June fir three weeks and I was wondering if anyone have tried this combo trip and the best way to get in between places. i would also appreciate if you can recommend accommodations and things to do in both countries. I sure would like to do the desert camping in Tunisia and have read many contrasting experiences but of course, we can always be flexible during this types of adventures. Thank you guys!

      5 Answers Jan 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM
    • airport to US embassy

      by Sinasa Online Now Nov 10, 2013 at 4:21 AM


      I would love to know if there's a bus/metro to get from the airport to the US embassy located in "Les Berges du Lac" without having to pay for a cab. thank you

      2 Answers Nov 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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      Eight hours in Tunis

      by LigiaG Online Now Sep 24, 2013 at 3:33 PM

      Our Cruise Ship will dock in Tunis for 8 hours and I entend to see Sidi Bou Said and Tunis. How do you advise me to plan this journey, please?

      5 Answers Sep 25, 2013 at 12:32 PM
    • Tunis No-go areas

      by Louritz Online Now Sep 17, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      Any no-go areas or unsafe areas I should not visit

      2 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM
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      Is it Safe for a holiday

      by HannahM25 Online Now Aug 23, 2013 at 6:12 AM

      Hi there I am looking for some advice, I have found a lovely resort in Tunisia and would like to book it, its called Les Orangers Beach Resort, Bungalows wondering if anyone can help if it is a nice resort and is Tunisia a safe place to holiday? getting alot of bad press from friends?????


      2 Answers Aug 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM
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      How to get around with the Bus in the Capital of Tunisia ?

      by milaa55 Online Now Jul 28, 2013 at 1:59 AM


      I am going to be staying at Villa78 that is Between Avenue Mohamed V and Avenue Louis Braille. Does Somebody know how can I get to The Medina by bus( With the Number and times if Possible) . How much does it cost the cab for a ten minutes ride ?
      Thanks a lot

      4 Answers Sep 26, 2013 at 3:22 AM
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      Bus Transportation ,Where and Times

      by milaa55 Online Now Jul 24, 2013 at 12:44 AM

      I am Going To stay at Villa 78 ,Tunis(close to Place de L'Afrique).Can someone tell me where I can get a Bus and give me the hours,if possible, to get to La Medina ,centre of Tunis Capital o Tunisia. It would take me 40 minutes walking back to the Hotel.

      Thanks a lot

      2 Answers Jul 27, 2013 at 3:12 AM
    • apartment and car rental questions

      by mom2boys73 Online Now May 20, 2013 at 1:15 PM

      First, does anyone know of an inexpensive car rental place in Tunis or Hammamet? The ones I have seen online are outrageous. Second, I rented an apartment in Hammamet and I'm curious if anyone knows of it or has stayed there before. The address of it is khereddine pacha hammamet nord near von hôtel le khalife. Thanks for any info you might have!

    • On my last day in Tunis, my flight will depart at 15.35. Is it possible to visit Dougga?

      by joji123 Online Now May 16, 2013 at 9:27 AM

      I have my last day in Tunis, but my flight will depart from Tunis at 15.35, so can I have a-few-hour visit in Dougga (depart from Tunis by louage then taxt and must come back to Tunis city center around 12.30 before heading to the airport)?

      One more question, on my first day, I will arrive Tunis about noon (12.00), so is the rest of the day enough to visit all tourist attractions in Tunis such as medina, museum, etc (not including surburb like carthage or sidi bou said which I plan to go on the next day)?

      4 Answers May 16, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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      by mvp2ny Online Now Dec 16, 2012 at 8:01 AM

      Thanks for the airport transportation question. Now should I exchange rate at the airport or hotel. Are there better rates currency exchange places in city like in most europe cities? What is there to do in IBIS Tunis Hotel area? Nightlife at hotel?

      Thanks all.

      2 Answers Jan 29, 2013 at 6:23 PM
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      1st Time Visitor

      by mvp2ny Online Now Dec 12, 2012 at 10:37 AM

      Hi All,

      Visiting Tunis for the first time in January. Staying at IBIS Tunis. Any one know if there is an airport shuttle. If not, how much would it cost. This is a short trip so any tips on the locals and scenery.


      4 Answers Jan 29, 2013 at 6:07 PM
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      SNTRI bus ticket

      by LGG51 Online Now Sep 23, 2012 at 10:44 PM

      Where can a buy a bus ticket to Annaba in Algerie? There has to a bus station somwhere :-)

      1 Answer Sep 24, 2012 at 11:25 AM
    • Tunis for a day in summer with small children - how to balance 'must see' with 'doable'?

      by DCKT Online Now Jul 9, 2012 at 3:52 PM


      We've been reading up on this lovely part of the world and are looking into doing the popular Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Tunis Medina and Bardo Museum in a crazy day..

      However, I've noticed that temperatures are already hitting above 40C. We are going in mid-August, which may be hotter. So i am rethinking what would be feasible for us. Our kids are quite used to traveling and sightseeing, but not the heat.

      Carthage seems to be the attraction to cut out to reduce time outdoors and from what we've read, may be the least interesting for the kids.

      However, we would really appreciate your input. Is Carthage a site we really shouldn't miss? Is there anything else we should leave out? Or something else we should do instead?

      Thanks so much!

      13 Answers Jul 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM
    • HELP!! Only have 3.5 months validity on my Spanish passport

      by lovestapas Online Now Jun 5, 2012 at 12:07 PM

      I have checked on the Spanish Ministry of External Affairs website and there is no mention whatsoever of a need for validity other than it being valid for length of stay. I relied on this info until I have just double checked on other websites where it says all EU travelers need 6 months!

      I go on holiday 9th June for a week and passport doesn't expire until 19th September.

      There is no way for me to get a passport now as Spain do not issue same day passports in the UK.

      Pleeeeeease has someone been on a similar situation?

      I have emailed the Tunisian embassy in London for confirmation and the Spanish embassy in Tunis but I'm really worried now. Can anyone help me? Will I be allowed entry?

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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      transfer from tunis to hammamet

      by danabanana Online Now Feb 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

      We are arriving at Tunis airport in July and we need a transfer from there to North Hammamet, can anybody tell me the cheapest and most reliable way of doing this.

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2013 at 6:19 PM
    • Tunis TO Menzel Kamel

      by alexandrosorodios Online Now Oct 2, 2011 at 5:03 PM

      Hello there i will travel to Tunis in November and i want to go to Menzel Kamel anybody can help me in what the ways are and approximately costs for this trip i cannot fly to the Monastir because my country doesnt have any flights there Thanks in Advance

      3 Answers Jan 15, 2012 at 9:49 AM
    • Situation in Tunis

      by Amermeftah Online Now Dec 29, 2010 at 9:08 AM

      Hi, I'm a Malaysian living in Egypt. I'm planning to travel alone to Tunis, Kairouan and Sousse in January. With the current situation (demonstrations, civil unrest), is it safe to travel there?

      3 Answers Jan 29, 2013 at 6:20 PM
    • Tunis visa

      by gvgdhar Online Now Sep 17, 2010 at 12:15 PM

      Hi, I am Indian passport holder planning to go on Mediterranean cruise. The cruise is calling at Tunis also. I am not able to arrange visa for Tunis. Am I allowed to do the tour without getting off at Tunis port.
      Thanks in advance

      4 Answers Sep 23, 2010 at 6:39 AM
    • Alcohol in my hotel room

      by nicolasmagdi Online Now Sep 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM

      having a drink in my hotel room is that permitted. I hear that guest have no right to drink alcohol in their room???

      11 Answers Sep 17, 2010 at 1:05 AM
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      Is the exchange rate high/poor at Tunis Airport ?

      by Mr.Emirates Online Now Aug 4, 2010 at 9:45 AM

      from what I read, you cannot get Tunisians dinars outside of Tunis, neither you can take them with you outside the country.

      I will be coming from France with few euros and many durhams (UAE currency).

      1- Should I exchange the UAE durhams to euros here in France, then exchange the euros in Tunis to dinars? Just in case the UAE durhams rate is very poor in Tunis.

      2- Should I exchange all my money at the airport? or exchange a little just for the taxi and then exchange the rest in town for a better deal?


      3 Answers Sep 11, 2010 at 5:32 PM
    • Visting Sfax and Mahdia in one day from Sousse

      by Mirko-M3 Online Now Jul 17, 2010 at 9:47 AM

      Hi, folks!
      I'm having a tour in Tunisia at the end of aug 2010,and I intend to re-scedule a bit two days we have more-less free (the rest is organized and fully packed).
      We have a whole day to spend in Hammamet and I prefere to visit Sousse.
      Few days later we'll get to Sousse and spend all day there, but I'd like to use it to see Sfax and Mahdia. I read in guide that they're worth visiting and Sousse is closest to them,later we won't have a chance.
      I have few questions about that:
      1. Is it worth all trouble , as it seems according to guide?
      2. Can we visit Sfax and Mahdia in one day,(is there enough time to travel and visit of maybe just to go to Sfax?
      3. Which way of transportation would be the best for trips Hammamet-Sousse and Sousse-Sfax-Mahdia? It doesn't have to be cheapest but I'd not pay any price...

      Can I get some advice about it please?
      Thanks all

      8 Answers Jul 18, 2010 at 12:40 AM
    • Tunis

      by ketzl6 Online Now Jun 4, 2010 at 12:22 PM

      What are the best hotels in Tunis?

      2 Answers Jul 16, 2010 at 8:55 AM
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      Railway Station/Bus Station

      by hawkhead Online Now Apr 10, 2010 at 4:51 AM

      Can anyone tell me

      a) how far it is from where the airport bus arrives in 'downtown' Tunis to the railway station?

      b) houw far it is from where the airport bus arrives in 'downtown' Tunis to where the Metro starts?

      c) how far it is from the Tunis stop of the Metro to where the louages go to Teboursouk/Dougga? I think there are a couple of louage stations in Tunis.......

      I would try and work it out for myself but I have exhausted the possibilities on the internet, and am going round in circles and my copy of Rough Guide to Tunisia seems to have been lost in the post.

      Many thanks for any assistance.

      4 Answers Apr 14, 2010 at 10:04 PM
    • Where to shop in Tunis during the afternoon?

      by regnault Online Now Mar 29, 2010 at 12:13 PM

      Hi. In early June I am lucky enough to be going on a Med cruise. I will be visiting Tunis on a Tuesay, but we dont dock until 14.00hrs, after the souks have closed. I am happy to get a taxi. could you tell me please, where I can shop for local clothes and souvenires please, and is there anything interesting I should see or do, eat or drink? or not?
      Thanks, Annie x

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      La Goulette

      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 25, 2010 at 4:41 AM

      I understand this is a "tourist area". Can someone please tell me what it is like? Anything at all, tips/suggestions/recommendations/and so on, gratefully received. Is it under a flight path?

      2 Answers Mar 25, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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      by hawkhead Online Now Mar 24, 2010 at 10:36 AM

      Can anyone tell me how far it is from Tunis to Dougga?

      2 Answers Mar 24, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    • Tunisian food

      by sarahvp Online Now Feb 20, 2010 at 3:28 PM

      We are planning a holiday to either Yasmine Hammamet or Port El Katataoui. However I've been reading up about the local food and it looks as though we may have problems with our daughter, who is allergic to milk, nuts, fish (including seafood) and lamb!! Will she have to live on dry bread all week, or is there a local dish that contains none of the above that we can ask for?

      5 Answers Feb 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM
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      Casinos in Hammanet

      by 88tunisia Online Now Dec 29, 2009 at 1:15 PM

      Does any one know how many casinos are in Hammanet where they are, what they are like and how busy they are?

    • salsa course

      by KAJUNN Online Now Dec 23, 2009 at 8:57 AM

      is there any salsa courses in tunis? especially near ennasr