A review of the trip to Tunisia (from I)

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We flew, me and my young man in Tunisia on the ticket. The flight took about 3.5 hours from Moscow.

On the way from the airport, opened our eyes to the scenery outside the bus window, did not seem very bright: solid sand, low trees, bushes, along the road the lack of any industrial buildings or structures (still the suburbs), Yes, and the weather is overcast, although it was very warm (over 20C).

По дороге в отель On the way to the hotel

Traveling from Monastir hotel Caribbean World Borj Sedria 4* which is located near the capital city of Tunisia, in the town of Borj Sedria, about 2 hours. The hotel works on system all inclusive. A huge area has a main building, 2-storey buildings and bungalows scattered around the grounds.

отель The hotel
отель The hotel

We lived in a Bungalow on the 2nd floor, the room is clean, spacious, air-conditioned, toilet and bathroom, TV, safe, was additionally bunk bed for kids (probably the family room). Room very much. All very nice and simple. However the soundproofing in the building is very bad, the walls are thin and so sometimes in the evening we had to listen to loud moans of the couple in the next room. It turned out it was the Germans, and in age, but what active.

The hotel grounds are clean, well-groomed and green (palm trees, flowers, grass). There are swimming pools for adults and children, and even a water Park, however, the last extra. Next there are a couple of souvenir shops and currency exchange office (worked before lunch), once a week was arranged "market day", where you can buy some Souvenirs (in the morning and before lunch).

отель The hotel
отель The hotel
отель The hotel
отель The hotel
отель The hotel

Beach with fine white sand, transparent turquoise sea – a miracle!!!

пляж отеля Beach
пляж отеля Beach
пляж отеля Beach
пляж отеля Beach

Young people-animators strongly occupied and entertained the children in the evenings - adults. Were all very friendly and helpful, among them were the Russian girls.

Анимация вечером Animation in the evening
Анимация вечером Animation in the evening

Independent course went to the capital city of Tunisia (35 km), hiring a taxi at the entrance to the hotel (they're on duty). Drove 40 minutes to the city centre. The capital centre was a modern, bustling. For a taxi there and back gave 40 Dinar (currency of Tunisia), and the taxi driver waited for us while we were walking around the city.

На улицах Туниса On the streets of Tunisia
На улицах Туниса On the streets of Tunisia

The main street Avenue Habib Bugaba (first President of Tunisia). On the right and left side of it are the various state institutions, offices, shops, boutiques, hotels, mosques, etc. In General, is where to roam...

Авеню Хабиба Бугрибы Avenue Habib Bugiba

Ends street H. Bugiba at the gate of the Medina – the old quarter, where numerous retail shops and shops, craft workshops for the manufacture and sales of countless quantities of Souvenirs, and other necessary goods (clothes, shoes, dishes, jewelry of gold, silver, carpets...).

Ворота Медины The Gates Of The Medina

One day took an excursion which included a visit to the famous Bardo Museum, baths Anthony Pius and the villages of Sidi Bou said. Due to the fact that all these places were close to each other, the tour lasted half a day and was tiring.

Bardo Museum (the world's largest collection of mosaic). It has several rooms with exhibits found and brought from other cities of Tunisia (Arc, El JEM, etc.), and is divided on the subject, for example, the Shipbuilding hall, the hall of Odysseus, the hall of the Mausoleum. Overall, worth a look.

В музее Бардо In the Bardo Museum
В музее Бардо In the Bardo Museum
В музее Бардо In the Bardo Museum

The village of Sidi Bou said. Very picturesque and beautiful place. The white of the houses contrasts perfectly with the blue trim. Walking along the main street, which "takes" up, to see and to buy Souvenirs (ceramic plates of different shapes and colors, and other utensils, paintings, ceramic tiles ...), take a breath at the cafe.

Деревня Сиди-бу-Саид The village of Sidi Bou said

Baths or Thermae Anthony Pius – one of the most ancient ruins of Carthage and the largest baths in the world. Watch it here, by and large, nothing. From them remained only some fragments of walls. Nearby is the archaeological Park – a large area with remains of buildings, in our opinion, unremarkable. Except that near the Park is the current residence of the current President of Tunisia, however, you will not see and will not photograph – it is impossible.

Развалины Карфагена The Ruins Of Carthage
Развалины Карфагена The Ruins Of Carthage
Развалины Карфагена The Ruins Of Carthage

Unfortunately, not all were able to see. Regret that I did not go to the Sahara, but it is a reason to come back.

And yet, because of its remote location from urban infrastructure, we, the young, was a bit boring in the closed territory of the hotel: there was nowhere to walk, outside it nothing else...

В аэропорту At the airport

And, in General, Tunisia is a good country, and primarily for families. So we'll come back and maybe not together... Before the meeting, Tunisia!

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
Natalia D. 26 August, 2018
And I went to Tunisia this year for the second time. Last year was on the island of Djerba, this year in Hammamet. Both times very much! If last year enjoyed the beauty of the island, the service and hospitality of the hotel, this time came to Hammamet, budget three. Yes, the hotel is different from the 4 and 5 key but we deliberately chose this hotel. What a wonderful tour, beautiful sea, clean beach. The attitude towards us, Russian is very friendly. All the Tunisians we smile and say how like Russian. I'm surprised reading previous reviews. Do not know can be due to the fact that we were friendly disposed, and therefore to us as the same...the Animators of the hotel was very upset when we left, helped us with our Luggage, took photos for memory, some left their contacts. No one touched, not abused, was not theft. The guests loved it!!! ...
Zlata August 30, 2018
All kind time of day!
Went this year in August.
Liked it very much. Yes, there are disadvantages. But tell me, where doesn't?! If you look for only the negatives, they can gather a whole bunch in any country.
What of the downsides? Garbage. Yes, he's everywhere. But it doesn't smell bad, as some write, it is scattered with plastic bottles, bags, paper. Here, however, and all the disadvantages.
As for the local population. So blame yourself. How You feel about them, and they to You. The backlash has not been canceled. So want to have You warmly and friendly greeted, be nice to them. Tunisians are hospitable, welcoming and friendly. There was not a single case of even evil and look in our direction. So, as the saying goes: "If face is crooked...." Read Krylov. Moreover, quite interesting to talk to. I will say a few greetings in their language, and they simply melt away, ready to help You with everything.
Everywhere you can meet the police, so security don't worry.
What to see in the country? There are a couple of good excursions:
1. Day trips to Carthage, Sidi Bou said, Tunis (the capital);
2. Two days into the Sahara, the Colosseum, Kairouan, an oasis of Chebika, salt marshes.
I recommend very beautiful pictures are obtained, and the information informative.
So, friends, do not look for the negative, that is enough in our hard life in Russia. Rest with pleasure and bring only positive emotions.
Good luck! ...
EdDDgAR August 30, 2018
Stay in principle bad can not be, and to learn something new is also very круто0 ...
Александр20082018 16 September, 2018
Vacationing in Tunisia in August, cockroaches in the room caught 2 times and 2 times on on the doors in the room about ants and aseret I vopsche silent. Lived in a Bungalow Aqua Park Spa 4ka . The Russians really don't like pesnite yourself that you are second grade. Will suit the Germans, the Europeans and automatically you are already standing behind them, and they serve out of turn. Went to Monastir and really quite messy, no wonder so many flies, who eat together from the same plate. In monastire us ran tunisis learn that we are Russian began to tell me how and where to go and where prices are cheaper, adding that Russian tourists 60% and if not they Tunisia would come kirdyk. This is the only Tunisian who was interested in Russian) . Yes, the tour is divided into foreigners and Russians together with the Baltic States. Impressions of the country are not unambiguous. But there is more than just not going. In Russian they understand when you want to. ...
Nadezhda Nikolaevna Sep 18, 2018
Hi all! Vacationing in Tunisia in Hammamet in September this year,the 4 star hotel Mirage.Think the rest will get what he wants.Settled immediately upon arrival without regard to the country,the staff is very friendly,all smiles,tried to talk,I ask how are you,like here or not.Was on 2 day trips in the Sahara.That's impressive.Drove almost throughout Tunisia,was a great guide,learned a lot.About the dirt guide also made explanations-the country is beginning to live again.By the way,yesterday went on the train to Paveletsky station.So on the way we saw so many abandoned debris that Tunisia never dreamed of.Take a look around,we, too, not all smooth and clean.And Tunisia the beautiful sea,the Sahara,with clean hotels and ordinary people,who also earn money in any way they can:sell,clean ,cook in hotels.By the way,the food was tasty and varied.A lot of fruit. ...
greekorn 19 September, 2018
Dear fellow citizens, always you will be treated the way you deserve))) Arrived in Tunisia alone, I went to the Gare de Tunis (railway station), and when I realized that at 8 PM in Sousse I can't go back (though I do not understand why), went on Stasen de luazh (on the bus) where just over 10 dinars very quickly left, got in 2 hours)) Roam on any streets, at any time and many people come to chat, say like Russia, constantly shouting "Russia" "Moscow" Saint-Petersburg" and the like))) Local cops in the amount of 4pcs, standing near his car in the square at night when nobody is around and there is no longer, waving, beckoning, well-chatted with them, laughed and I went to sleep with the road) And when you ambition and eternally disgruntled face something to ask or even appear anywhere and behave with people prinebrezhitelno and like a servant, it certainly would be awful for you, and everywhere))) And I want to say - sit at home or out in the countryside drove on vacation)) ...
Valena 17 October, 2018

Here I agree completely! Golden words! ...
Annarelli 8 August, 2019
Good afternoon.
Tunisia is an interesting country, and strange for our culture. As always there is a lot of positive , there are negative. But for the rest it is not mikroshemka of mold in the room to do, and try to relax, someone like seal on the beach, someone backpack behind and places of interest. There were kids last year in hotel Thapsus mahdija of the hotel is stated as a 3*, I liked everything and the sea and the hotel and catering and excursions planned, I do not like organized tours. This year we're going to the Sahara beach and I hope too it will be perfect. Did not notice the neglect of Russian, if you behave properly, then you will have the same attitude. ...
Swallow 7 December, 2019

There is something in Tunisia children to watch? Type zoos, aquariums, and other prikolyuh? Or purely cultural heritage are for adults? Children are small and tours are obviously not for them. ...
admin 7 December, 2019

Basically as far as I know such entertainment is only within individual complexes, and so separately, do not recall. Of course to take advantage of the on-site hotels, you need to live there, not allowed. ...