Sousse Warnings and Dangers

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    How many Camels???

    by karin_kamphuis Written Feb 21, 2004

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    When you visit Tunesie and you are a women???
    Be prepared to be stared at.
    Everywhere I went, guys were staring at me. It was very annoying.

    The women who live there must cover up there knees and shoulders.
    But when your are at the beach...........
    And when it's 30 degrees I don't were long trousers!!!

    Also somebody asked my friend; How much camels he wanted for me!!!!
    Now excuse me?!?!?

    beach sousse
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    Pushy people! People talk you into buying stuff!

    by karin_kamphuis Written Feb 21, 2004

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    When you visit Tunesie you have to be prepared that the people are very pushy. They talk you into bying stuff (you dont want!!).
    You can't walk alongside a shop or they will stop you or talk to you! Nice looking around isn't possible!

    In the Medina it's ten times as hard! Everybody shouts at you. My friend wore a t-shirt saying UMBRO.
    Everybody's shouting H?, UMBRO-man!!!

    small streets near the Medina
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  • Beggers

    by fostejo Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    Don't get caught out by the numerous and very persistent beggers on the streets - they often approach you and attempt to 'encourage' you to purchase either bags of chocolate/nuts or soft drinks.

    While showering you with good luck wishes etc., they'll proceed to open the bag or bottle - whether you want it or not - and then ask for a small amount of money in exchange. At this stage it's all too easy to be fooled by sleight of hand if you open your purse/wallet, and lose far more than you wanted to give.

    The best way to avoid the problem in the first place is simply to ignore them - don't make eye contact or say anything to them - they then not know what nationality you are and eventually give up! While this is initially quite difficult, you'll be a natural mid-holiday!

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    Don't be fooled!!!!!

    by elize Written Mar 26, 2003

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    Tunisians are poor compared to the European and American tourists visiting. Never forget this!
    There are few robberies in Tunisia, but many tourists get fooled in different ways. One way to do it is to offer tourists a very low course on money exchanges, especially on departure, since Tunisian dinars are illegal to take out of Tunisia.
    The prices vary enourmosly in Sousse. We were told that The Soula center was a good place to shop, since they don't bargain. The prices there are much higher too, so you have to se for yourself where it is cheapest. And yes, you have to bargain, go low, down to a third of the price and then work up a compromice you can live with!

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    watch the price!!

    by geordieontour Updated Mar 20, 2007

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    whilst in the main area,s the cafes are full of locals, there seems to be a tourist price and local price for drinks, or is it just the waiters!!! check the main price board before ordering

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