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Hammamet

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Hammamet is in Tunisia.

Understand

Hammamet is the oldest touristic center in the country. All resorts in Tunis have wonderful parks but even among them Hammamet stands out with its luxurious gardens. The main principle of town planning here - houses must not be higher than cypresses. The city is founded about 5 centuries ago. There are the fortress walls and the Big Mosque are still preserved in it. The city keeps its one-floor image. Tourists are waited here by wide sand beaches, modern hotels with high level of service, a plenty of bars, restaurants, stores, markets.

Get in

By plane

There are 6 main airports in Tunisia, Tunis (Carthage), Enfidha, Monastir, Tabarka, Djerba and Tabarka, Tunis being the capital. When you arrive into one of the airports, if you don't have a coach transfer booked be strong, there are lots of men waiting to take your trolley for you (and for this you will be charged!) say NO and hang on to all your belongings.You can get a private taxi from Monastir or Tunis to Hammamet which is approximately 1hour and cost from 50 to 80TD, or from Enfidha for around 30TD. You can also get an airport taxi (you do not need to bargain, ask for the meter to be turned on) to get you to the intercity bus station or to the intercity collective (shared 9 seater) intercity taxi station. These options would cost you about 3-4 dinars per head and probably an overcharge if you have big bulky luggage.

By train

There are a lot of trains stopping at Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) from Tunis (about 4.5 DT), which is along the main train line and only 6km from Hammamet. You can easily take a taxi from the Bir Bou Regba (Rekba) station to wherever you want to go in Hammamet. There are fewer trains from Tunis directly to Hammamet.

By car

By bus

By boat

Get around

See

Do

Go to the beach. Hammamet Sud has some surprisingly clear water with lots of water sports to enjoy, including paragliding, jet-skiing, tubing, short camel-rides along the beach, baking, etc. etc. Very touristy, lots of topless ladies of age. Lots of small fish swimming right by the shore.

Learn

Work

Buy

Eat

A plenty of restaurants. Usually, a dinner costs 15-20 TD. A nice lobster for two persons with white wine in july 2007 was about 200 TD.

Budget

  • Restaurant La Luna. Av. Du Koweït. Phone number: 72 26 20 76. Not expensive, good food and nice atmosphere.

Mid-range

Splurge

Drink

Try some of the local wine, which are hard to get in restaurants in Tunis.

Sleep

Le Royal Hammamet, formerly the Occidental Hammamet

Hotel Iberostar Averroes, Hammamet-Yasmine

Budget

for one week, it is usual to take about 200 DT

Mid-range

Splurge

Contact

Don't go anywhere on your own at night unless you are sure of the area and the people around you. A good word to learn is "la" which means no but they don't always take heed to this. Many Tunisians speak French and English so you should be understood okay. I was fortunate to be around local friends a lot so if I was being bothered I always had someone to turn to and was never allowed to go anywhere on my own unless they knew where I was going and how long I would be. Don't let the minority few spoil a good time for you, be careful and be safe.

Cope

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