Posts Tagged ‘Tunisia’

Lesser-Known Holiday Gems

If the crowded beaches of Spain and the Algarve make you want to run screaming for the hills, then maybe it’s time to try somewhere a little different on your next summer getaway. You can jet off to the far reaches of the Caribbean or disappear to the other side of the world if you […]

Tunisia Day V: Tozeur to Tunis

My final full day in Tunisia was filled with a ridiculous amount of driving. We headed northwards, back towards Tunis, a journey that enveloped the whole day with just a few stops. Our first stop was at a small Berber village we happened to driving through. We jumped out of the Land Cruiser and had […]

Tunisia Day IV: Metlaoui, Tamerza, Nefta

First on the agenda today was a morning excursion aboard the Red Lizard, an historic 19th century passenger train, these days running a single line from Metlaoui to Redeyef. It’s often been voted one of the must-do things before you die, and the views during the 45 minute journey each way demonstrate exactly why. From […]

Tunisia Day III: Douz and Tozeur

Our day began with a brief trip to a local market in Douz. It only happens once a week, so we were lucky to be around for it. There wasn’t a tourist in sight. Sellers offered household electronics next to traditional spice stalls. These guys were selling tyres and they seemed to be making a […]

Tunisia Day II: Djerba and Douz

After waking up to sun-soaked, gorgeous views over the Mediterranean this morning, we had a delicious breakfast (photographic evidence to tempt you below) before heading out on our first sightseeing mission of the trip. We stopped off for a brief wander around a street or two in Tunis, where we took some lovely photos and […]

Tunisia Day I: Tunis

We reached Tunisia just in time for a freshen up before dinner. So after a thirty minute drive from Tunis Carthage airport, we arrived at the Regency Hotel in Gammarth and were ushered into our rooms. Mine was awesome. It had a living room/dining room with its own bar and a bed fit for both a […]