Tunisia What to Pack

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Tunisia What to Pack

  • take your own coffee

    always wear a hat in the hot sun, i forgot and payed for it with a few bad headaches. always keep a copy of any prescriptions you may need in case you lose your meds ect or in case of an emergency. names are often changed from country to country and it could save a lot of confusion.mosquito repellant and sun cream is a must. take a jar of your...

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  • hardy shoes

    Another virtual tourist recommended very sturdy, tough shoes (such as hiking boots) for exploring the un-renovated ksars in the south. A very good recommendation.Ladies will feel more comfortable with knees and shoulders covered. A compass if you will be driving yourself. Recommend two road maps for driving

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  • Clothing

    When in Tunisia you may find yourself visiting a mosque so it is advised you take some clothes that cover the legs, torso & arms for a simple matter of respect for others that may be at the Mosque

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  • camera

    if you're planning on travelling to go to tunisia always make sure you have decent camera, as there's so many things to see and do. certain things like mosques or sahara desert you cant see any time you want, so i suggest you bring a camera to capture all the surroundings

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  • WATCH OUT FOR THE SUN.

    Tunisia gets very hot in peak season,we buy a product called p20.Its a factor 20 and waterproof,its been tested in the Sahara,you only put it on once a day,it takes an hour and half to bined with your skin and its exellent,my son who is very fair used it and he didn't burn once.Its expensive but worth every penny,it can be bought at the airports...

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  • Sun tan lotion by the gallon

    It is more than likely to be hot, so you need plenty to keep you cool. Gentleman must however wear trousers on an evening in most hotels, and a t-shirt during the day in hotels. I also would make sure you have something to cover up as a lady if you were to want to go out and about ( so you dont attract un wanted attention) You should make sure...

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  • Bring your own sun-cream

    Buying sun-cream in Tunisia proved to be more difficult than I would have guessed. At the Monoprix in Tunis it wasn't stocked at all, while at the airport in Tunis, the cheapest one they sold was a small bottle of Factor 50, for 23 Dinar! This is extremely expensive though as I was burning up I went ahead and bought it. Most restaurants and even...

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  • Tunisia Guide Books

    We used two guide books for our trip: Lonely Planet's Guide to Tunisia and Rough Guide's Tunisia. I am a big fan of both these publishers and normally there is little to choose between them but on this occasion the Rough Guide was a clear winner. It covered far more of the smaller, off-the-beaten path places, while it's coverage of the bigger...

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  • Prepare for the desert

    If you go to the desert wear light clothes, use sunblock and don't forget sunglasses. Expect to have sand under your clothes and shoes for at least three more days :) Take good care of your (digital) cameras, so the sand doesn't get inside. It might ruin the pics and the camera itself. Bring lots of water.

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  • Sunhats a Must.

    Lightweight clothing that breathes is a must. It can be very very hot. A straw hat is also a must against the sun as is sunscreen. Women will also need to cover their heads to enter certain buildings and should not wear shorts,or short skirts. Also the arms must be covered. Sometimes there is a lot of blowing sand coming in from the desert, so a...

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  • a good guide is priceless!

    if you're traveling around by car like we did, not too much luggage it's a pain to drag in and out of the hotels. conservative clothing to cover up those shoulders and legs.Sunglasses, some good sneakers or hiking shoes. Everything you could possibly think that you will need! It's not easy finding things in the smaller towns you will find a...

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  • Fighting the Heat - Part I

    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...

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  • Lots of great sun

    Good walking shoes are, as always, a must. Bring a hat and suncreen if you sunburn easily. There were all types of dress in Tunisia, not at all the conservative dress (especially for women) that I had expected of a country in this region. Men tended to be well shaven. Bring toilet paper, (which wasn't to be found everywhere,) sunscreen, and...

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  • Hot in summer, cold in winter

    Adapt your clothes to the season. In summer you should be careful with the sun, after all you are in Africa. In winter it is sometimes rather cold, so think to take at least a warm pullover along. We were there in spring, and as you can see on the photos, we were wearing pullovers in the morning, even in the Sahara As a lady, you should think to...

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  • Packing List

    When you will visiting a mosque, you must covered your legs and shoulders.Light clothing for summer but in wintertime you must take a cardigan with you. Take imodium (loperamidum) or another anti-diarrhoea with you. When it is to bad you can take an antibioticum such as ciproxine (ciprofloxacine 250 mg) And for stomach take motilium...

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    If you're going to be traveling by bus, train, or louage, bring a big rucksack rather than a suitcase if possible. If you're in a car, a suitcase is just fine. Either way, make sure you bring a small day backpack that you can tote around with you as you explore on foot or on bike. Nothing in particular, but a good pair of walking shoes is highly...

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    brrr. the desert is hot in the day but cold at night, literally freezing! lots and lots of layers, I tell you. Chicks don't really wear t-shirts, or at least ones with short arms. sunglasses because it gets very bright in the day toilet paper or packs of tissue! very important. maybe some aspirin when you get post traumatic toilet disorder from...

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    Family Travel You should remember to take sunglasses and something to protect your head. The heat is hard to stand sometimes.

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    Took a case and a rucksack for the dessert trip. Cotton clothing, and sandles. That's about all you need! You may need to cover your shoulders in the mosques. Sun tan lotion, mosi repellant is a must. Bikini of course! Shorts and tee-shirt for the desert. A fly swatter!

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    If you are staying in a hotel a normal suitcase is fine... but if you should find yourself in a 5 star it is better to be a little more upmarket, as we were given the once over when we visited one of the more posher hotels!! Take trainers for camel riding, and other activities!!Also note that nighttimes can be a bit chilly in the evenings!(April/...

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    One with a good zip! There are pickpockets about so it's best to take travellers cheques and only cash how much you need. I found it best to have a purse on a string that I wore round my neck and under my clothes.I had a shoulder bag so I could always have my hand over it as well! Shoes that are easy to walk in are a must, especially if you're...

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    Make sure you take something to cover your head. It's hot outside and you may end up with an insolation if you don't cover your head. Some traditional foods, also very tasty, may upset your stomach. Take some medicine to calm it. I don't know about digotal cameras, but don't worry about your traditional camera. You can find films and batteries...

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    it really depends on where you go and what your plans are:tourist resort: casual clothesSahara: it can get really cold at night, so take a sweater with you! Good shoes are advisable, too!smaller towns: be sure to cover shoulders and legs!

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    Because of religious reasons, Alcohol is very hard to find in Tunesia. I would recommend anyone who likes a glass in the evening, to take one or two bottles of Scottish finest (or a bottle of Sangria if you prefer) to share on your balcony in the evening.

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    if you go to Sahara desert, bring a lightweight backpack as only confortable bag. Have also an smaller bag for your most precious things: passport, medicines, money. Keep that one always close to your body. Wear confortable desert walking boots. Up to your ankle. Strong but flexible. A hat or a cap is a must. At some hours of the day the caps with...

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    Take some light and covering clothes if you plan to venture far from your resort town. Tunisia is a Muslim country, and in the south you will not get away in a short dress as easily as you might have made it in Sousse or Hammamet. If you plan a trip to the Sahara desert or some out-of-the-way Roman ruins, you have to take some clothes and shoes...

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    Ok, in the northern part the influence of the Mediterranean Sea makes it... bearable. But light clothes is of course recommended.The further you go to the central part it gets seriously hot... But I liked it!!! If you're visiting a mosque, wear sth that is covering your legs and shoulders (the rest of the body of course) or the will give you ... a...

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    We went in winter, so really I know what to take in January only:) Wasn't very cold, but its good to have a rain jacket and some warm clothes. We were surprised how much Tunisia have changed in past few years! Now there isn't a big problem to buy something you need, but if you need something inparticular - take it with you that you don't waist...

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    I would strongly recommend to wear light cotton clothes and to dress conservatively.You will see Tunisian women in all types of dress, from wearing traditional clothes and having their hair covered, to some very tight clothes. If you are like me and obviously look foriegn. you will already attract quite a bit of attention because you look so...

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    PLEASE do not bring your nicest clothes. Bring tank tops, jeans, sneakers and anything comfortable. It is hot and dirty and you will rarely find a chance to dress up! Bring toilet paper! It's very hard to come by and you will never be so thankful to have a roll of Charmin in your backback at a dirty bar bathroom. Disposable cameras come in...

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    Our hotel that came with the package was one of the swankiest we have every stayed in. we felt like rich tourists instead of cheap backpackers. we think backpacks are best, but suitcases with rollers are fine since the package air/hotel deals always give you a ride to your hotel. it was warm and perfect in March, and all you need is a light...

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    duffle with wheels Sandals, flipflops, and trainers Take all your favourite toiletries with you. Luxury and specialist items can be a little pricey. Women are expected to dress modestly

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    Remember to take some light trousers and a jumper or a cardigan with you even in the height of summer. It's best to wear cotton trousers, and have a cardigan with you, around the towns because the Tunisians can be offended by seeing your knees and elbows especially if you are thinking of visiting the mosques and other religious places. Don't wear...

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    I took a big bag and little hand luggage bag. In March the weather is meant to be changeable and mild. It was actually roasting. Do take shorts, swimming things, t shirts etc. Do also take long trousers (many restaurants/hotels/attractions won't let you in in shorts). Take a hat too - particularly if you're heading for the desert (unless you want...

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    You can take all kind of Luggage which can be carried in a plane. Beeing situated rather near to the Sahara, the weather never changes too much. When we were there in April ,which I presume is the best time for people not liking an extreme hot, during day we had between 15 and 24 degrees and at night between 12 and 18 degrees. In summer its very...

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    A duffle (with shoulder straps) or back pack should be fine. We travelled in July and had six days of dry hot weather, ie 37degrees C. On the last day a thunder and lightning storm lasted over 2 hrs so...Take a v light and packable showrproof jacketA sun hatlong sleeved shirtbeach shorts are fine for the beach and beach resorts but either long...

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Tunisia Hotels

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  • The Residence Tunis

    The Residence is right on the beach near Carthage, with it's own stretch of beach offering various...

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  • Marhaba Tour Khalef

    i have been to this hotel many times and thought the experience was fab! The rooms are great and the...

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  • Park Inn

    One of the oldest hotels in Djerba was the first one over the lagoon for years, which could be seen...

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  • Hotel Le Sultan

    We stayed for 5 nights. Le Sultan was a nice, clean, relatively new hotel. Staff was polite &...

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  • Villa Didon

    Rue Mendes France, Carthage, 2016, Tunisia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel La Kasbah

    I must admit I am not used to stay in 5 star hotels. But as we wanted a bit of luxury and to pamper...

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  • Amir Palace

    My wife and I visited this quite big 5-star hotel with above average for Tunisia prices and more...

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  • Hotel Sahara Douz

    Zone touristique, Douz, 4260, Tunisia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Dar Said

    Very nice people run the hotel Nice, picturesque town Near Carthage archeological sites Internet...

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