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    Small island

    by novsco61 Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Djerba island is relatively small so it is very easy to reach all the parts of the island.
    It is well known for its mild and temperate winters and long hot summers.

    Where to go: Desert Safaris can be arranged through local agents .They include a visit to the troglodyte village of Matmata which featured in the original Star Wars film, the remote Berber community at Chenini and the mysterious cliff top villages of the Ksour region. You can visit Douz, gateway town of the Sahara, the oasis town of Tozeur and nearby the Star Wars film set at Onc El Jmel.

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    The seashore of Djerba

    by croisbeauty Written Aug 17, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Last year I was in Nabeul, in the North Tunisia, where the sea-water is very shallowly but pretty clean and almost without sea-grass. Comparing it with Island of Djerba, it was acceptable. The seashore of Djerba, however, wass the biggest disappointing to me. I saw people standing in the water several hundreds of meters far from the shore and yet the water was barely over their knees. Besides, this endless brown coloured sea-grass is covering entire shore around the island making entrance into the water almost fastidious.

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    The landscape

    by croisbeauty Updated Feb 14, 2014

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    Favorite thing: Djerba is the biggest island of Tunisia, situated in the southern part of the country. It is connected to the mainland by the narrow isthmus, known eversince the Roman times. The local landscape, very plane, looks more like a desert with sand on the ground and lots of palm-trees. The places along the coastline look alike Mediterranean, but with the touch of strong Arabian influence while the hinterland is very similar to the desert landscapes.

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    The lighthouse - Taguermess

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The red and white striped coloured lighthouse is the highest building on the island. It is situated in the most eastern side, where the water is extremely superficial and full of reefs. It is the emblem of the entire island and the first thing you notice when approaching from the mainland.
    Btw, the lighthouse is located in the immediate vicinity to the Djerba Heritage Museum and the Crocodile Park.

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    Some useful remarks

    by csordila Written Jan 24, 2009

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    Favorite thing: Tunisia is one of the few places in the world where hotels, money changers give in most cases a better exchange rate than the banks.
    The country is the most sophisticated, relaxed and tolerant state in North Africa. Women travelers are very safe when traveling alone.
    The best seasons to travel to Djerba are spring or autumn. August is the hottest month of the year, sea breezes generally keep temperatures acceptable on the beach of Sidi-Mahr├Ęs, one of the most known beaches of the Maghreb, on the northern coast, but the island teems with tourists.
    When taking tours, make sure the guide speaks English. If you do not ask, French will be the language spoken. Most of the residents speak French as fluently as Arabic.
    Though the tour companies offer a lot of excursions, but the best way to explore the island is to hire a bicycle since the island is flat and very easy to navigate

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    Temperatures thru the year

    by novsco61 Updated Nov 11, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Month.......Air Temp..... Sea Temp.....Rain days
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    January ..........16...................16................ 4
    February ........18...................15................ 3
    March............. 21.................. 15................ 4
    April................ 23.................. 17................ 3
    May................. 26.................. 18................ 2
    June............... 29.................. 21................ 2
    July................. 32.................. 26................ 0
    August........... 33.................. 26................ 1
    September... 31.................. 25................ 3
    October......... 27.................. 21................ 4
    November.... 22.................. 20................ 4
    December.... 17.................. 17................ 3

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    A little bit of everything for everybody

    by novsco61 Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There is really a lot to do on Djerba. You can just lay down and relax, enjoying sun, water and good food.

    You can go shopping and bring back lots of valuable and interesting things.

    You can experience new places, new people.

    You can rent a car and explore on your own or enjoy organized trips.

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    Sand and not much vegetation

    by novsco61 Written Nov 9, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The only plants I saw on Djerba were : cactuses, palm trees with lots of dates, olive trees - and that's all.No grass, only sand.
    But when you go to golf places you can find really good places with grass terrains.
    And of course - the gardens around luxurious hotels.

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    Bordj El Kbir

    by JLBG Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Bordj El Kbir means the great fort. It is also named Mustapha Ghazi. It is an ancient Arab fort that was built in the XVth century by Mustapha Ghazi, the architect of Sultan Abou Fares. It was later reinforced by Dragut, a corsair, brothers Barberousse, other famous corsairs and the Spaniards.

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    Houmt Souk - the main square

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The main square of Houmt Souk is a very bussy place, no metter if day or night it is always crowded with the people. There is a number of cafe-bars, all over the square, where the locals spend most of their time in chatting, smoking nargilas and sipping hot green tea or cold unalcoholic drinks. The arhitecture around the square is fascinating and very beautiful. All the houses are coloured in white, while the windows and the doors in very characteristic blue colour which dominates all over the country.

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    Houmt Souk - tha catholic church

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: There exist an catholic church in Houmt Souk, located right in the heart of the old core of the town. Unfortunately, I couldn't seen its interiors because the church was closed every time I was visiting the town. There exist a catholic minority on the island, living side by side to Jewish community and the muslim majority. As far as I could see and noticed it, there is a high standard of tollerance in between various religious groups and races here on island of Djerba.

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    Loud speakers !

    by JLBG Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: This picture shows a close-up on the top of the minaret of another mosque in Houmt Souk (sorry, I do not remind the name of this mosque). Traditionally, the "muezzin" called for the prier from the top of the minaret. Now, loud speakers, as can be seen clearly on this photo have replaced human voice alone !

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    Houmt Souk - the mosque

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: According to the official data, great majority of the local inhabitans are of muslim religion. Most of the western people are suspicious towards the muslims, considering all of them fundamentalists or at least intollerant towards the other religions. In last two years, I have visited entire country of Tunisia and found them very tollerant and openmined towards the others. Morover, Tunisian muslims, as well as the others here, are very friendly towards the westerns.

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    Houmt Souk - the caravanserai

    by croisbeauty Updated Nov 18, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Caravanserai is old Arabic name for lodging or shelter. It is a littlebit different then the hotels because there is no hall and restaurant in caravanserai. The inneryard of caravanserai has the same construction we can find in the christian cloisters.
    Most of the caravanserais on Djerba are turned into the hotels nowadays, offering fascinating and very attractive accomodations. It is pitty that the tourist agents, at least those from Croatia, do not offer this typfe of accomodation which looks extremely attractive and is very cheap.

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    Bordj El Kbir, close up

    by JLBG Written Mar 13, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Inside the Fort, archeologists have lead diggings that have revealed remains of an older fort, built in 1289 by Roger de Loria, admiral of the Aragon and Sicily kingdom. It was itself built on the remains of an Ancient Romans structure !

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