Tunisia - Traveling
Organizing your trip
Means of transport recommended in town
Means of transport recommended in the rest of the country
Tuninter serves domestic flights. This company links practically all cities with Tunis.
Buses serve the most remote places in Tunisia.
There are also taxis between towns, called "rental contract taxis". They are group taxis and only leave when they are full. Each town has a rental station. The cars with blue bands serve nearby places, those with red bands the longer distances. In some cases, they are more economical and less restricting than trains. According to the driver's style, the journey may be full of thrills!
Traveling by yourself
Different forms of tourism
Many archeological sites are part of the world heritage (Carthage, El Jem, etc.).
Sculpture, Paintings, Theater, Concerts, Cinema, Literature, etc.
For local craftsmanship, you will find souks in Tunis or any other town. Be careful, it is common to haggle over prices.
Health and safety
Tunisia is not a country with serious health risks. To guard against traveler's diarrhea, you should avoid the highest risk foods: those that are undercooked or badly cooked, prepared dishes which are later eaten cold, raw vegetables as well as fruits you have not peeled yourself. Drinking water must be boiled and filtered or drunk from sealed bottles. Avoid ice cubes.
Time difference and climate
Tunisian dishes are very aromatic. Cumin, coriander, saffron, cinnamon, aniseed, mint, orange, rose water are all used.