Tunisia

It may be but a slim wedge of North Africa’s vast horizontal expanse, but Tunisia has enough history and diverse natural beauty to pack a country many times its size. With a balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, and where the fish on your plate is always fresh, Tunisia is prime territory for a straightforward sun-sand-and-sea holiday. But beyond the beaches, it’s a thrilling, underrated destination where distinct cultures and incredible extremes of landscape – forested coastlines, Saharan sand seas in the south – can be explored in just a few days.

KERKOUANE (كركوان)

Around lunchtime, we have arrived at the site of an ancient Punic city in north-eastern Tunisia, near Cap Bon. Kerkouane town existed for almost 400 years and nowadays it’s one of the most preserved Punic settlements and it’s listed in UNESCO. It was probably abandoned during the First...

EL HAOUARIA PORT (ميناء الهوارية)

In the morning we made it through the busy town and its narrow streets to the El Haouaria Port on the other side of Cap Bon. We started our two-hour hike from the small quiet fishing harbor. There is a path leading to the great cliffs rising up from the turquoise wild sea, from there we...

EL HAOUARIA (الهوارية)

After 3 hours drive from Sidi Bou Said we have arrived at the tip of the Cap Bon Peninsula. A few kilometers behind the El Haouaria town is located its main attraction, the Roman quarry caves (entrance 10 TND). They are dramatically set at the ocean´s edge. The caves were first quarried...

TUNIS (تونس)

We spent a sunny Saturday in the heart of the capital city of Tunisia. We got there again by Bolt from Sidi Bou Said (20 TND, 30 minutes). Tunis was built by the Libyans in the 9th century BC at the end of the shallow Lake of Tunis, an inlet of the Gulf of Tunis. In 146 BC, during the...

CARTHAGE (قرطاج)

Today we took a short ride with Bolt (5,70 TND) to Carthage Archeological Area (entrance 12 TND). Nowadays, the ruins of ancient Carthage are surrounded by luxurious villas with gardens full of red hibiscus blossoms and purple bougainvillea. The scanty remains of the once-mighty...

SIDI BOU SAID (سيدي بو سعيد)

Just 365 steps away from our parking place is located the famous Sidi Bou Said village perched on top of a steep cliff. It is an idyllic seaside town with breathtaking Mediterranean views located 20 kilometers from Tunis city. Once we got to the main street on the top, we tasted...

LA MARSA (المرسى)

Another unlucky day in Tunisia. We woke up and have realized that our Dometic fridge is not working anymore. We found some technician in the nearby marina and after some checking, he said, that the thermostat got damaged (not switching off the compressor) and then the compressor broke...

TUNISIA ARRIVAL

We have anchored in Tunis city 1,5 hours ahead of schedule. We were so happy that we will be able to leave the harbor before sunset. Well, we were so wrong. Already ship off-loading took some time, then we went through smooth passport control (they took our arrival cards and stamped car...