Africa has slowly become a center of attention for many American and European tourists. Apart from the growth potential that this continent has, we also know that the untainted beauty and wildlife is a great attraction for many tourists.
Tunisia is one dazzling country that has the Mediterranean features, Roman relics, and a thriving young generation trying to take the country upon the ladder of success. In many ways, if you want ana exotic experience of Morocco but want to travel money wise Tunisia offers that and more importantly more astonishing history too.
The 2015 terrorist attacks have led to a decline in tourism. However, the tenacity and warmth of the people here are great. You get the spice of the Middle East and the warmth of Africa to make your trip amazing.
Tunisia has a visa-free policy for around 70 + countries. American tourists can also visit this place and have a great time with up to 90 days without the visa.
Just to be on the safe side, try to get an insurance policy. As it is fast becoming a tourist spot you can easily get tickets for any of the nine international airports.
Colosseum lovers have a delight stored in El Jem. This is a beautiful sight for all Roman history lovers. The beautiful amphitheater has three arcades for seating arrangement. The second-largest Colosseum in the Roman architectural world could house up to 35,00 people. The façade is reflective of the lavish lifestyle this area had centuries ago.
This place is another UNESCO heritage site. Due to the change of power reins and many dynasties one sees immense ancient buildings and heritage sites. Although, during the French rule here many buildings were changed and a few modernized. Now, the conservation and heritage management of this area is in full swing.
There are doors to the city, just like old ancient cities. In Arabic, they are called babs. These doors bring you the narrow mysterious streets that lead you to plenty of houses and souqs. In the present day, this area has plenty of merchants selling their goods from nail clippers to artworks. You have it all. The residential area is still occupied by many artisans.
However, it got vacated by plenty of influential people in the 19th century, who moved from their heritage space to the sea areas in the suburbs. You roam in this area to look at the classic vintage doors that speak volumes of their arts and crafts. The area is full of Madrasas and mosques.
The old houses of the affluent people are also a testament to their architectural game being the best in that era.
Alongside, many Roman relics of the country, one must have the pleasures of some great beaches of this lovely warm country. Djerba is a small island in Tunisia that you can reach by land and air. If you are planning a short stay in this country then do explore this beautiful island. The whitewashed houses and the cobbled streets give you a good flavor of a European country.
The coastline is clean and you get the best fresh fish for your food. Visit Ras R’mal and hop on the cruise to enjoy the great coastline. Enjoy the ride to the small villages and rent a bicycle to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Guellala is a beautiful village from the time of Romans. This place is peaceful and gives a perfect serene spot for backpackers and romantic getaway couples on a budget. There is also a museum in the village for tourists.
Ghriba Synagogue is another example of tolerance in this country. Even though this same synagogue was bombed in the year 2002. It could not mar the beauty of it. The classic white and blue paint of this synagogue transports one to a calm state of mind. The tolerant people of this village have welcomed the tourist to come and pray in this oldest synagogue of Africa.
Tunisia has many Roman ruins that we will discuss separately for our ardent readers who are fans of Roman history and the dynasties after that era.