‘tunisia’

The Sahara Desert in Tunisia, or Time Travel

The Sahara Desert seems to have always been there. This portion of land covered with reddish sand remains unmoved by the passage of time, reasserting nature in its primeval state, resisting the presence of man nearly everywhere—except at a few oases. Everything else is of the desert. This is an incredible travel experience that will last for many years in the pupils and the memory of travelers entering the Sahara. South of the western edge of Tunisia, acting as a border with the desert, the cracked clay of Chott el Djerid stretches over 100 kilometers. With the passage of time,…

Mahdia. The spirit of Maghreb

Located on a narrow peninsula on the east of Tunisia, Mahdia, the old imperial capital, rises as a beautiful, calm coastal city. Compared to other Tunisian tourist centers, this magic destination is less boisterous and cluttered and it provides an ideal opportunity to take a few days off and just relax. According to the locals, the beaches of Mahdia are the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia. Turquoise waters, fine white sand and a pleasant summer breeze make this coast a privileged enclave that has become the world capital of thalassotherapy tourism. The city brings together the full charm and the…

Tunisia, excitement in every town

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Tunisia is a fascinating country. Archaeological sites, the Sahara desert and its oasis, its incredible beaches, a gastronomy which will leave an unforgettable taste in your mouth, a tradition beyond the imagination, its coasts, establishments dedicated to thalassotherapy and wellbeing, and the possibility of playing golf and other land-based sports provide tourists with the opportunity for an experience they won’t forget in a hurry. Every inch of Tunisia bears something fascinating, deriving sustenance from the incredible Mediterranean culture, where time passes slowly and the hours seem to stretch out so that every minute can be captured in your memory. The…

The purifying pleasure of Arab baths

The need for ritual purification before prayer and the frequency of prayer, makes the Islamic culture one of the most concerned with bodily hygiene. The thermal culture has been practiced for around 2 thousand years, since Roman times, when these thermal waters were venerated as a worship service, a source of healing and a way of life. This reverence has continued to the modern day. The Hammam, also known as an Arab bath or Turkish bath, is a form of steam bath which includes cleaning the body and relaxing at the same time. By extension, the buildings in which they…

Sousse, a city to be discovered

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Sousse is a city surrounded by a vast beach of white sand, an immense restored Medina, a large industrial presence, one of the most important fishing ports in Tunisia and an enormous university center. These factors make it one of those cities that remain engraved in your mind’s eye and leave you speechless at times. With incredible life all year round and a world of cultural visits to put your name down for, the city leaves no room for boredom. One of the most fascinating parts of the city is its Medina, classified by UNESCO as Heritage of Humanity. Its…

Tunisia, a country of beaches and deserts

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Tunisia is a hospitable country where you will find people who do not skimp on paying attention to visitors on every corner. Their Berber roots are what have taught them that a good cup of tea cheers up and relaxes the weariest of travelers. But in addition, Tunisia has excellent beaches of white sand and transparent waters, a mild climate, green valleys full of flowers, charming oases with refreshing palm groves, golden dunes, delicious dates, captivating handcrafts and exciting trips across an immense desert, in which you can feel the most complete silence. Every Arabic city has at least one…

The sun always shines in Hammamet

Whatever time of year you head to experience the beaches of the Tunisian coast, you will find golden sand, waters with an incredible deep blue tone and a sun that shines practically 365 days a year. In the north, a coast of crystal-clear waters whose beaches are surrounded by vegetation and mountains with stunning cliffs lie in wait to amaze you. In contrast, the southern coast’s charm lies in its desert surroundings. The beaches of Hammamet are the best known in Tunisia, and are situated 60 minutes from the capital. Their sand is white and their waters are warm. These…

Tunisia smells of spices

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Tunisian gastronomy stands out for its spices, the notable prominence of vegetables (onion, tomato, carrot, pumpkin, etc.), the pastries, and lamb and fish dishes. The combinations are extremely broad and stand out due to the intensity of their aromas and different flavors. Tunisian meals are social events and the longer they last, the better. To begin a trip along the path of Tunisian gastronomy, there is nothing better than brik, one of the most traditional appetizers. It is a type of bread or pastry which can be made with two different types of dough: filo and malsouka. For the filling,…

The marine agriculture of the Kerkennah Islands.

The archipelago of the Kerkennah Islands is a paradise for rest and relaxation. Essentially made up of the islands of Chergui and Gharbi, and facing the coast of Sfax, they stand just three meters above sea level. With a population of just 15,000 and having been recently declared a Ramsar Wetland of International Importance, particularly as a Habitat for Aquatic Birds, they are a perfect destination for lovers of the sea, diving and fishing. Their unpaved streets and incredible outlines, only visible thanks to the silhouette of their tall palm trees, maintain the tranquil flavor of the Mediterranean philosophy. Almost…

The Gran Erg Oriental, the desert-cum-paradise

Gazing at the desert for the first time is very similar to the first time you see the sea. But not a sea in August, full of people in the water, rather a calm sea in January, an empty, endless and silent beach. The desert seems to be the end of the populated world, kilometers of sand amidst a silence as great as the immensity of what the traveler has in front of him. But just any desert doesn’t achieve this, because they are usually rocky, gray plains or arid territories with scattered mountain ranges forming an oasis, such as…