small backpack is quite enough
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: comfortable shoes
head protection if you're there in the summer
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: WATER
sandwich or fruit in the case you figure out you wouldnot want to eat the local restaurant served;some toilette paper, as anywhere in Tunisia (weeeeeeeh, but yes!)
Photo Equipment: the better equipment, the better memories later ;)
Fighting the Heat - Part I
Miscellaneous: Travels to places like Tunisia involves a lot of fighting the heat, especially if you, like me (I am still surprised as to why I did that), go there right in the middle of the summer. Here’s a list of useful items to take:
- Hats and other covering: Large brimmed hats that provide head covering and some shade. For women, they are also a proof of modesty, welcomed when visiting old churches and mosques. Scarves and the like covering shoulders and arms can keep the sun off during treks. A cloth hat or scarf can be soaked to help keep the head cool.
- "Squeeze Breeze": this is a water bottle with a sprayer and a battery-operated fan attached. The beach toy to take with you!
- Sun block: While sun blocks may be purchased in Tunisia, people tend to prefer sticking with their own favourite brand (the skin, too, ‘gets used’ to it), and there’s not guarantee you’ll find it on the spot. So take your own, if you have preferences!