Tunisia Transportation

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Hammamet, Tunisia
Hammamet was very easy to get to from Tunis, I took their bus system and it took less than two hours to get there. Upon arrival, I got into a taxi and watched a very dirty city pass by me. The tourist areas though, near the hotels, are beautiful! The beaches are gorgeous and the Mediterranean is more beautiful than it is in Southern Italy! Beware all females of the casanova's on the beach, they will follow you like lost puupies. I wore a fake wedding band and told them I was married and my husband was sleeping in the hotel, that got rid of them fairly quickly! Apart from that, Hammamet is one of the most relaxing beach destinations I've ever been to! Do make sure to go all inclusive though, otherwise the resorts will bleed you dry.
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Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is an amazing city and is extremely friendly even towards those who do not speak Arabic or French. The main road of the city is normally bustling throughout the day and night with very good shops just off the main street. The main road leads straight to the Old Medina which is beautiful and a great way to experience a Medina if you're too scared of the Moroccan experience which I've heard can be quite overwhelming. Public transport in Tunis is easy and affordable. I took both the TGM (kind of like a streetcar/train) and their equivalent of a Greyhound bus service to Sidi Bou Said and Hammamet respectively. Both trips were easy and convenient. Try not to take taxi's anywhere you don't have to because they charge an incredibly high rate, especially if they think you are not a local. Beware of set pricing, the meter is normally the best idea. Also, be sure to exchange all of your dinars back to euros before leaving Tunisia. Very few places will exchange dinars. Also, for single femal travellers, I went on my own and found that I had no problem until it got dark out. During the day when people are at work it is common for single females to walk around, but unless you want to be whistled and stared at, I would not suggest going out alone at night. Tunis is a marvellous city with great food and a vibrant culture!
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Sidi Bou Said, Tunis & Surrounds, Tunisia
Sidi Bou Said is very mediterranean with vibrant blue and white buildings and a very fun feeling to it. The streets are great to walk up and down and the museums are wonderful. Very easy to get to from Tunis using the TGM system, and quite an experience. Beware the shopkeepers though, you can buy everything there for half price in Tunis' Old Medina!
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Tozeur, Central Tunisia, Tunisia
Tozeur is a general desert/oasis city, the houses is build in a unique building/architecture way, the bricks are placed in the walls to create unique patterns - which also can be seen in the fabrics/ blankets. In Tozeur one can see left overs from Cleopatra's family and from the roman time. In the center/ Medina there is a rich posibility to shop local goods foods. Tozeur also have a archaeological ethnological museum at Zawia de Sidi ben Issa...
From Tozeur it is possible to take a small bus (transportation is very cheap here!) to Tamerza, a small oasis city a few kilometers from the algerian boarder... Tamerza have a nice oasis nature not many tourists comes here, but it still have a few hotels - where one is located in the oasis, small cabins) so it's very easy to interact with the locals...
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Sidi Bou Said, Tunis & Surrounds, Tunisia
Sidi Bou Said is an absolutely charming little blue-and-white city ... in fact, my favourite in Tunisia... there are a few museums and sights, but the primary pleasure of the city lies in its lively streets and charming tea-houses where you can sit and smoke sheeshas and have endless cups of tea ... the one up the white flight of stairs from the city centre offers fabulous views on the streets below and Cafe Sidi Chebanne has lovely views of the sea ... it is just amazing to while away time in one of these ... Sidi Bou Said was the getaway for several French writers like Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Andre Gide ...and its white-washed buildings with blue doors and windows that have the most intricate designs on them are a treat ... quite reminiscent of Santorini in Greece ... get here on the train or coach ...
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