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Being away from my country, family, friends , customs, and cultures is the hardest thing I have ever experienced in my life.

To start with, I'm very proud of the Tunisian economy and placement within the developing countries. I'm also impatient to see the tunisian new look with the new constructions and renovation that happened lately. I have been living in Canada since 1992, and I have always wished to watch the Tunisian TV. Thanks to the last decision made by our President Ben Ali that we can today watch the tunisian program on free satellite.

Second, I have many dreams that I wish they could be realized by the tunisian immigrant people.

  • Have a newspaper sent by the Tunisian embassy bi-weekly/monthly .
  • Creation of charter flights and group organizations for children to visit their mother countries for discount prices. This way they will have better understanding of their culture and their families roots .

Finally, I wish a peaceful life for all tunisian people ; also, I wish that my dream become reality.

Monia

Language of signs[edit]

Could somebody in the know add to the "language" section a line about whether road signs etc. are in Latin characters (French) as well as Arabic?

Contributors from Tunisia ??[edit]

Hello Everyone,

Is anyone else currently living in Tunisia working on updates / additions to the Tunisia Section??

I'm living in Carthage and have 2+ years of travel in Tunisia, maps, lots of photos etc. I plan to add to this section. Is anyone else doing this now??

Thanks! TerryKing 12:45, 1 January 2007 (EST)

Dictatorship or Republic?[edit]

I'm about to add the quickbar to the DE version of this article. The DE article states that Tunisia is a republic, while this article states the government is a dictatorship. Which assessment is accurate? -- Sapphire 20:33, 19 September 2006 (EDT)

If one calls a spade a spade, it's a dictatorship. But like Wikipedia we've always listed it as a Republic until a month ago. -- Colin 20:49, 19 September 2006 (EDT)
"Dictatorship" is a little too harsh, as there is a token amount of opposition allowed. But it's hardly a model of democracy either. Jpatokal 20:54, 19 September 2006 (EDT)
So is there an appropriate term for a democratic dictatorship? -- Sapphire 20:56, 19 September 2006 (EDT)
Frankly, there is no one-two word description of the Tunisian government that will look anything other than ridiculous. I think we should drop this "government type" charade off the quickbar and either discuss the government (insofar as it is relevant to travelers) in the understand section or just let anyone interested click on the link to Wikipedia's article. --Peter Talk 21:58, 17 July 2007 (EDT)
Best not to make that judgment in wikitravel. This sort of thing just leads to unnecessary bother. People would start arguing that the US does not have a fair system of elections and thus does not qualify as a true democracy. Precisely the reason why the Talk Politics branch on Thorntree was shut down. I'm with Peter that the 'government type' be dropped completely.--Wandering 10:55, 18 July 2007 (EDT)

Visa[edit]

The information that EU citizens do not need visa to enter Tunisia is not accurate - e.g. individual travelers from Czech Republic have to have visa and I think this might apply also for other new EU countries.

Ukrainian citizens need visa for business travel, for the tourist reason can come without visa , just showing tourist voucher on the Passport Control point. Allowed stay up to 30 days. I don't known about EU, but think that same rule for the EU citizens --93.73.181.231 13:24, 22 February 2010 (EST)


The visa section has many inaccuracies. It'd be better if it's blanked altogether than have it confuse or mislead travelers. See http://www.tunisia.org.ua/ae/travelling/visa/ for many discrepancies.

Thanks for the link, but it would be even better if you would plunge forward and fix the section.

Visa external link[edit]

I added a link to website that I considered as very relevant about visa requirement and it was removed. I would like to know if there is particular reason for that and if there is way to present this information in an acceptable way.

The revert of your edit links to our external links policy, which explains why the link is inappropriate. -- Ryan • (talk) • 15:42, 7 February 2010 (EST)

Customs Policy[edit]

Can anyone tell my about Customs policy about alcohol? I want to import some strong alcohol as gift for my Tunisian friend when arrive in Tunisia on vacation. --93.73.181.231 13:31, 22 February 2010 (EST)

Regions[edit]

Tunisia is not very big, but it is a popular travel destination for Europeans. The vast majority of tourist nights are spent in the northeast and east coast resorts (I just read that 95% of hotel beds in the country are on that coastal strip). I am thinking three regions might be enough:

  • The north - Tunis, Carthage and the main resort towns (I would imagine this accounts for nearly all visits to the country)
  • Central - From Sfax down to Berba island, Medenine and the inland oasis towns.
  • The Saharan south.

Help required to figure this out.

Do we have any Wikitravellers who have been there? Sort of place I might have been dragged as a child, but I wasn't!--Burmesedays 10:22, 10 March 2010 (EST)

Also help please with the out of control list of cities and ODs (which are mostly towns or cities anyway).--Burmesedays 10:51, 18 March 2010 (EDT)
I suspect there is not much interest in Tunisia at WT these days. That was certainly not the case once as there is a relatively very large amount of content. For the record I have removed the following cities to get the list down to 9:
And the following ODs removed (they are all towns except Jugurtha's Table which is an attraction not an article.
  • Jugurtha's Table — a large mesa with a moon like surface and deep crevasses in the northwest of the country (under Get Out section of El Kef).
  • Skanes pronounced "SKAH-nis" Midway between Sousse and Monastir. Fairly quiet resort but ideal as a base for the 2 towns.
  • Sidi Bou Said — picturesque seaside town of white houses with blue doors and shutters.
  • Port El Kantaoui — a popular tourist destination in Tunisia, north of Sousse.--Burmesedays 00:09, 19 March 2010 (EDT)

Here is my suggested region scheme:

Map of Tunisia with regions colour-coded
Northern Tunisia
Tunis, all of the north coast and mountains, and the very popular Mediterranean beach resorts (Monastir etc)
Central Coastal Tunisia
Sfax, Gabes, the southern beach resorts and the bus route to Libya
Saharan Tunisia
the Saharan hinterland - dunes, desert trekking and some major archaeological sites

It makes sense to me from the reading I have done, but I must stress I know very little about Tunisia. So comments please.--Burmesedays 06:26, 19 March 2010 (EDT)

16 days since I posted the proposed region scheme, the map has been up for comment for a week, and no interest. I will therefore regionalise as per the proposal.--Burmesedays 02:04, 26 March 2010 (EDT)


Changes to travel warning[edit]

I made some minor grammatical changes to the red travel warning banner at the top of the page.

midnightreport 17:54, 25 January 2011 (EST)

Bouazizi Cart Statue Unveiled[edit]

Unveiled in Sidi Bouzid to honor the dead fruitseller. [1] --CurvyEthyl 13:09, 17 December 2011 (EST)

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