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Tunisia Facts Flag: Capatil: Tunis Launage: ArabicFrench-English Populaions:10,074,951 Area: 155, 360 km Currency: Dinar Airports: Tunis-TUN / TTA Monastir-MIR / DTMB Sfax-TOE/DTTZ Djerba Tozeur-SFA/DTTX Tabarka-TBJ/DTKAWeather in general:

Tunisia the Jewel of the MediterraneanTunisia offers visitors 700 miles of sandy beaches, a dramatic and ancient history, conservation parks, botanical gardens, acres of golf courses, water parks, scuba diving, historic souks, stress relieving thalassotherapy spas and the mysterious Sahara Come ... Discover the Beauty & Tranquility of the MediterraneanSUMMARY

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For such a tiny country - the smallest in North Africa - Tunisia packs a lot in. It is a truly kaleidoscopic nation, ranging from Mediterranean beaches to the Sahara desert, from ancient souks to Star Wars film sets. This Arab-Berber nation is one of the most liberal in the Islamic world; alcohol is freely available and women need not feel intimidated. The capital, Tunis, reflects the country's diversity. Its French colonial past has a far-reaching influence (it only gained independence in 1956), most obviously in its cuisine that blends sophisticated French styles with Arab spice. Older history is evident in the remains of what was Roman Carthage, while the Roman ruins at Dougga and El Jem are some of the finest in Africa. Venture to the Western mountains and trek in some of the most beautiful evergreens before continuing on to the desert across Chott el Jerid, the salt-encrusted lake from bygone eras when water covered the land. Finally arriving at a desert oasis for a three-hour camel ride before continuing tour the historic and cultural sites of Tunisia. The country's cuisine is also a delicious hotchpotch - French, North African, Middle Eastern and Turkish.

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Tunisia is a safe and friendly country in North Africa. Millions of Europeans visit annually to enjoy the beaches along the Mediterranean and soak up some ancient culture amongst the wellpreserved Roman ruins. The Sahara Desert attracts adventure seekers during the winter months. Southern Tunisia is where George Lucas filmed many of his Star Wars movies, he used the natural landscape and traditional Berber villages (some underground) Location: Tunisia lies in Northern Africa, bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Libya. Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October). Electricity: Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Round European-style, two-pin plugs are used. Language: The overwhelming majority speak Arabic and French. English is taught in all schools and is increasingly spoken especially by younger people. Some German and Italian is also spoken. Religion: Muslim 98%, Christian 1%, Jewish and other 1%. Health: No vaccinations are recommended for Tunisia and no serious health risks exist, but all travelers are required to show a yellow fever certificate if coming from an infected area. Travelers diarrhea and other parasitic infections may be contracted, but is unlikely in the modern seaside resorts. Visitors travelling outside these resorts should ensure they drink only boiled, purified water and eat well-cooked food. All medical expenses must be paid for immediately after treatment in Tunisia, and costs can be quite high. The availability of medication is limited. Visitors should bring adequate supplies of their own medication. Health insurance is a necessity. Money: The unit of currency is the Tunisian dinar (TND), divided into 1,000 millimes. Travellers cheques are widely accepted. Banks and some hotels provide foreign exchange. ATMs are found in most towns and at all the tourist resorts; almost all will accept Visa cards and many will also accept Maestro (Switch) cards. Visa, Diners Club, American Express and MasterCard are accepted for payment in souvenir shops, upmarket hotels and restaurants. Airports in Tunisia:-Tunis - Carthage International Airport - Jerba - Zarzis AirportMonastir H. Bourguiba Airport - Sfax-Thyna Airport Tozeur-Nefta Airport - Tabarka - 7 Novembre Intl Airport When to Go: May to October, unless you're planning to go to the Sahara Desert, then go November to February.

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Find your way to Tunis' Zitouna Mosque. Accessible to non-Muslims, a sudden peaceful expanse of space arises in the midst of the medina's frantic souks. Visit the one of the world's greatest collections of Roman mosaics at the Bardo Museum (website: www.di.com.tn/museebardo). Situated in a 17th-century palace, the museum includes archaeological riches from the Carthaginian, Roman, early Christian and Islamic eras. Explore the remains of a great ancient civilization: founded by the Phoenicians in 814BC, Carthage was razed by the Romans who rebuilt it into the third-largest city in the Roman Empire, before it was again destroyed by the Arabs in AD692. Get pleasantly lost in the whitewashed medina of the holy city of Kairouan (website: www.kairouan.org), where there are more than 50 mosques. The Great Mosque of Sidi Oqba in the medina's northeast corner is North Africa's oldest mosque and holiest site. See the magnificent Roman site of Dougga, which enjoys a lofty setting 96km (60 miles) southwest of Tunis. The hilltop city had a population of up to 10,000, and its well-preserved ruins give a tantalizing glimpse of how the Romans lived. Wander around the remarkable remains of UNESCO-listed Kerkouane (website: www.kerkouane.net), the world's best preserved Punic site. The ruins lie on a beautiful, remote stretch of coast, 8km (5 miles) north of Klibia. Destroyed in 236BC, it was unearthed in 1952. Imagine the roar of the crowd at UNESCO-listed El-Jem, a Roman colosseum to rival that in Rome. It had a capacity of 30,000, more than the population of the wealthy town (ancient Thysdrus) it dominated. Go underground at Matmata. Here the Berbers found an ingenious way to beat the summer heat, by burrowing into the earth. Many of the troglodyte houses - cave complexes surrounding underground courtyards - are still inhabited, and some are now hotels. See another subterranean world at Bulla Regia, a Roman site. Here the Romans also used underground architecture as a way of keeping cool when the sun was hot. The site offers a rare chance to explore complete Roman rooms. Spend a day in Sousse, formerly one of the Phoenicians' great coastal cities, falling to Arab invaders in the seventh century. Of the new city, constructed by the Arabs in AD790, several remImm. Gahbiche App. n 3, 4m etage. Av perle du Sahel GP1 Magical Adventures Travel Tunisia Tl : 00 216 73 277 435 --- Fax : 00216 73 277 434 e-mail : Booking@matt-travel-tunisia.com-Web Site: http://www.matt-travel-tunisia.com

Soussa / Port El KantaouiSousse is built around a busy commercial port at the Southern end of the Gulf of Hammamet. 30km from Monastir airport and 140km from the Tunisian capital of Tunis. Known for its ancient walled city, (Medina), the resort of Sousse attracts families and young couples looking for a budget holiday break. Guests are predominantly French, German and British. The resort extends along the coastal road for a number of miles and consists of many properties from 2* apartments to 5* luxury hotels, many with their own spas and private reserved sections of beach. The white sand beach stretches for approximately 8km to the neighbouring resort of Port El Kantaoui. The town centre offers a host of souvenir, leather and ceramics shops and most hotels have their own shops too. For those wanting to haggle there is a weekly market in the Medina which is worth a visit. Eating out is no problem with a good choice of cafes and restaurants serving various international cuisines. Nightlife is relatively low key as is centred around the discos/bars of the bigger hotels. Taxis are cheap and easily available. A minitrain runs hourly between Sousses and Port El Kantaoui, and there is an irregular bus service to other resorts. Horse and carriage rides available on the main coast road and trains to Monastir, Hammamet, Sfax and Tunis.

Hammamet:Hammamet is possibly the best-known resort in Tunisia. It has changed greatly from the small fishing village it once was, evolving into a sought-after holiday resort in the 1920s. Known as the garden resort it is backed by olive, orange and lemon groves and lines of cypress trees. Hammamets centre is a miniature cape jutting out into the sea with the well preserved 13th century Kasbah offering pleasing views over the gleaming domes of the Medina (the old walled city) and the white sands of the coastline. The newer quarters of Hammamet with shops, cafs and restaurants spread out from the Medina. Eating out For refined Tunisian food with a French influence, try Les Trois Moutons or Dar Lella restaurants. Reasonably priced snacks are available in the cafs in the town centre. Afterwards head for one