The main square of the ground floor in Medina with couple of good cafe-bars and restaurants. The buildings around the square are reconstructions of ancient Carthage and its glory. From this point you enter into the huge amusement park or new Medina with lots of shops.
"Once upon a Time or Tales from 1001 Nights ..."
Sad but true: remembering this trip to Tunisia, I have to admit, that I am a poor girl with a difficult childhood:
Just imagine yourself at the age of about 8 years ... not more than 1m tall, standing in front of a huge dromedar, with a hedge of cacti behind you, listening to a strange looking man (which turned out to be Arab) asking your Mum, how many of these dromedars she would like to have for ME!!!! Then even worse: this awful dromedar starting to lick your face with its tongue big as your whole head and about 1000 people standing around, laughing about that "cute little girl" ...
Hammamet is an old marina on the Gulf of Hammamet, nowadays Tunisia's leading seaside resort.
The city, which is saved from cold winds and rough seas by the mountainous peninsula of Cap Bon, extended it's area by building various hotels, bungalows and exclusive residential districts by the sandy beaches to neighbour city of Nabeul.
Traditional sources of purchase, like fishing, artworks and cultivation of citrus fruit are no more important to the local economy like tourism is.
About 3000 people live in the medina, the historic center of the town, which still is completely surrounded by a medieval wall.