The sound of minarets and the calls of imams to prayer, old men smoking hookahs and playing dominoes, historical places that still remember Roman gladiators and rich Phoenician merchants, the fantastically delicious and varied food of the Mediterranean coast - this is Tunisia, which awaits visitors and surprises with its rich culture and activity opportunities.
One of the best experiences when visiting a new country is discovering the world of local food and drink, and this is especially true in Tunisia. As a result of centuries of culinary influences ranging from Roman and Turkish to French and Italian cuisine, Tunisia's national dish is a fascinating carousel of culinary flavors made all the more memorable by the gorgeous dishes on which it is served, made by local artisans.
Couscous: Traditionally, couscous in Tunisia is prepared in a clay cone-shaped dish (tajine) with vegetables and meat.
Brik: A legacy of the Ottoman Empire, Brik is an unsweetened cake wrapped in thin dough and fried in oil.
Masfouf: Sweet version of couscous - with sugar, pomegranate seeds, and dates.
Mloukhia: Considered one of the most popular Tunisian dishes. Mloukhia is a plant whose leaves are used to make a thick sauce that is served with beef and eaten with bread.
Bambalouni: Bambalouni are sweet doughnuts, one of the most popular Tunisian desserts, often sold on the street.
Diversity of activities
One of the greatest treasures of Tunisia is the transparent, clean, Mediterranean coast full of fish and great beaches, as well as a great amount of sunlight. It is relatively difficult to relax in Tunisia during the hottest summer months, but at other times of the year, it is a great place to swim, enjoy the sun's warmth, water sports activities and explore the country.
Kitesurfing: Tunisia is considered by many to be a kitesurfing paradise. And the capital of this sport is Djerba, where both hardened wave conquerors and those who still want to try this water joy meet.
Riding: A popular way to explore Tunisia is to go horseback riding. For a truly unique experience, it is recommended to plan an early morning trip to catch the sunrise on the beach or in the mountains.
Bike ride: Biking is a great way to see a number of outstanding sights in a flash. The routes wind both through cities and in nature, so you just have to choose the one that suits your abilities.
Mountain hike: Tunisia is not just sea and sand. This country also boasts impressive mountains, so why not try to conquer at least one peak?
Exploring caves: Those who want to get to know the country from the inside - in the most literal sense of the word - should definitely plan a cave expedition.
Gorge jump: For lovers of extreme sensations, it is worth planning a jump with a rope. Everyone who has tried it agrees that it becomes the most memorable moment of their vacation, both because of the adrenaline and the spectacular views.
Sights in Tunisia
This North African country has always been involved in the vortex of historical events, for example, it participated in the largest Punic and Roman wars 2000 years ago, and it also failed to avoid hostilities during World War 2. Therefore, Tunisia's architectural and historical heritage also varies between the Roman amphitheater, the world's oldest Arab minarets, and colonial-era buildings in the cities.
Amphitheater of El Jem: This amphitheater is a truly well-preserved legacy of the Roman Empire. It is possible to see the crane not only from the outside, but also to walk through the corridors to the arena itself, as the gladiators did. The amphitheater is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The old town of Carthage: Right next to the capital Tunis are the ruins of the ancient city of Carthage, which is the ruins of the former city of Carthage, which was once not only the strongest rival of Rome but also one of the largest and most powerful cities in the world.
Tunisian market: Every city in Tunisia has its own market, but perhaps the most notable is the one in the capital. Here you will always find bustle, many vendors, all kinds of goods (from spices to ceramics and carpets), and an integral bargain.
Sidi Bou Said: The perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon. The town attracts travelers with its charming streets and extremely beautiful architecture. The Mediterranean Sea in the background, of course, adds even more charm.
Bardo National Museum: This museum is located in the suburb of Le Bardo. Even if visiting museums isn't usually part of your travel routine, this museum shouldn't be missed. The most impressive mosaics of the Roman and Byzantine empires are on display here, and you don't need to be a history professor to admire them.
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