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Tunisia in pictures - Djerba
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FCO travel update: no restrictions currently in place, however, British nationals are urged to be aware of the political and security situation. There remains the possibility of more protests and strike action while uncertainty about who is governing the country remains.
As a destination for year round sunshine without breaking the bank, Tunisia is unbeatable. Unfortunately, it is renowned for these assets and little known for others. Yet the El Djem amphitheatre is as remarkable as the Roman Coliseum and the southern part of the country offer a soothing desert atmosphere as the Sahara is not far away. Meanwhile,the Khroumire, lying in the north, looks a lot like Tuscany. Tunisia is a must-see!
Keep in mind that Tunisia is not a year round swimming destination! The beaches are best laid out with equipment from mid-March to Mid-November and the water sports centres are open from April to October. The many tourists that come here in winter generally take advantage of the thalassotherapy treatments, spa treatments, indoor pools, golf courses or go on excursions to the south.
To discover the essential parts of Tunisia (and especially its history and culture), there is nothing better than a guided visit: in just one week, you will discover the key aspects of the country. Opt for a laidback or adventure tour (or even one on camelback) to go off the beaten track. However, if you prefer to relax or play sports, staying in one place is the best option. You might want to plan on a week spent entirely at the hotel taking advantages of the facilities and the beach, and maybe even longer if you wish to go on a few excursions. Various different kinds are proposed at all of the establishments (the hotels, resorts and clubs).
Also bear in mind that Tunisia is a very good thalassotherapy destination. You can enjoy some excellent services at some very reasonable prices. It is the best time to rejuvenate your skin in a real hammam.
In Tunisia, girls should avoid walking around in clothing that is too short or revealing. It is the surefire way for getting whistled at, for being endlessly approached by grinning Tunisian blokes, or even for shocking the very religious locals. Moreover, those who sleep lightly should stay away from any hotels close to a mosque: the muezzin wakes up his followers at first light.
Total relaxation at tiny prices? It exists, on the island of Djerba in Tunisia. Fly straight into the local airport and discover the exotic beaches from Houmt-Souk to Aghir with a huge selection of hotels right on their waterfront. While there are few cultural activities, sports and leisure activities ...
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You don't have to go very far at all for a complete change of scenery, one that is miles away from the daily grind and just far enough from well-known resorts. Just three hours from the United Kingdom is a land where the sheer range of holidays alone leaves many of its neighbours green with envy. That land is Tunisia. Not the first place that most ...