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    hi, me and my boyfriend are planning to go to mahdia in an all inclusive hotel, we're both 20. i'm a little worried about the dress code, will i not be able to wear shorts and things?

    Thanks, Amy
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    Hi am planning to visit tunisia in october with my friend and wanted advice on where to stay whether hotel or rent apartment we arrive in tunis then not sure if we should go hammamet or sousse ,also how much is the food costs takeaways and in the supermarkets, also is it easy to find local tourguides who wont rip us off?
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    Amy - Mahdia is a conservative area and you should not wear skimpy clothing outside of your hotel. Please remember that although Tunisia is relatively liberal we are still an Islamic country and you should respect that. Also it will be easier for you to interact with the locals and not have as much hassle from the males!
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    Hello Lesley, appreciate for your time and all the thoughts you've given so far.

    Me and my girlfriend are planning to come to El Kantoui next week, but we saw the political alert on tripadvisor. Is it safe to come and stay for 10 days?

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    1st time to tunisia in july flying with tunisair would like some info on airline many thanks
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    Christina - PEK is fine, it is safe and right now there are lots and lots of tourists. You will not have a problem. And yes, it is definitely the right time to come, it is hot and the nights now are very, very nice.

    Enjoy yourselves
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    jp - Tunisair is our flagship airline. It is a young modern fleet and the cabin crew are outstanding. they all speak a number of languages including English. All announcements are made in Arabic/English/French so you can understand everything. We use Tunisair all the time and they are great.

    Enjoy your time here
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    Hi Lesley We are coming back to Port El Kantaoui on the 18th March after our first visit in January. Can you tell me if the weather has improved since then as it was very cold when we were there and I`d like to know what kind of clothes to pack. Also I noticed your comment about Tunisian boyfriends. I met a man while I was over there who wants me to go over and stay with him and his parents. Is this frowned upon in Tunisia?
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    Hi Jewels,

    The weather is slowly becoming warmer and you will find the temps around high teens to low 20s. So I would pack lightweight with something warmer for the evenings as it's still cold when the sun goes down.

    Let me guess - he's in animation?? Please be cautious and I advise against staying in the family home. Do you understand how Tunisians live? You can't share a bedroom with him (if indeed they have separate rooms). Please book yourself a hotel and you will feel comfortable and safe. And yes, it is frowned upon! Don't enter into a relationship with a Tunisian lightly. There are many scams here and you could end up being part of one
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    Firsty i wanted to say what a great job your doing at answering everyones questions about Tunis.

    Me and my girlfriend both 21 will be visiting Tunis the last week of April 2012 in PEK and were wondering
    1. temperature at this time/date
    2. whether it will be busy
    3. if your previous comments about the hotels being closed were only written in light of 2011's uprising?

    Thank you so much.
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    Paulie - thanks for you comments. Tunisia is my home and I like to promote it whenever I can. So here are your answers:

    1. The weather is starting to become warmer now but spring weather can be unpredictable but you will likely have temps in the low to mid 20c
    2. PEK is a purpose built tourist area and it can become very busy when the weather becomes warmer. In high summer it is very busy.
    3. All the hotels are now operating. During and immediately after our revolution many were closed. We didn't have any tourists and the economy was very wobbly but it's all back on track now.

    I hope you enjoy your holiday with us, I know you will
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    Hi Lesley,
    Firstly, let me just say that your comments are extremely helpful to us travelers. Me and a friend are coming to Tunisia, from the rainy UK for 12 days, and we cannot wait!! However, like all travelers we still have a one or two questions.

    I've read on the internet about vaccines, and i was just wondering if we need any specific ones. I've read that some people need specific ones, and some people don't and about a certificate of declaration about having the Yellow Fever vaccine. As the UK is not a yellow fever area, i'm assuming we don't need one. I've also read that hepatitis A and B vaccines are not mandatory, BUT i don't know if this is true. Please could you clear this up for me.

    Me and my friend are both male so i presume the rule about room sharing does not apply; as the travel company have booked us into one room with single beds.

    As i am going in 12 days, a quick response would be very much appreciated.

    Thank you very much for you help.
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    Hi Lesley,
    since you live in Tunis for long time I would like to ask you something. I have a boyfriend from Tunisia and we are together for 1,5 year. Last year I went to his home and stayed over night but we were sleeping in separeted rooms. Now he told me that I can come at summer to visit him for a month, and that he would rent some apartment in touristic place where I would stay with him, his mother and his three brothers. Also he said that we would sleep there together in room, and that even we are not married it's not a problem to his mother so this is ok. But, I don't feel good about this, I have some feeling it's not ok and I am scared I will offend neigbours and they will talk about me bad things ( I am from Europe ). Please, if you can tell me what you think about this I would appreciate it very much.
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    Hi Lesly,

    I want to go to sousse in tunis in the end of arpil - begin may with my husband and 2 friends but can we swim in the sea?
    And can you recommend any nice place to visit while we are there?
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    Hi Lesley,

    I've just been reading through this thread and have found all your information and advice very useful. Thank you!

    I'll be travelling with my husband and 3 children (4yrs, 2.5yrs and 11months) to Skanes. We've been booked into the Sahara Beach hotel on an all inclusive package. We are Muslims and I have just learned that our hotel serves pork and dishes cooked with alcohol, therefore if any cross-contamination takes place it renders all dishes haram - inedible for us. I didn't expect to find pork so easily in Tunisia as its a Muslim country.

    Is serving pork the norm in Tunisian resorts? Do you know of any resorts that don't serve pork around Sousse, Skanes, Monastir, Mahdia etc. ?

    Thank you in advance for your time... Looking forward to hearing your insider knowledge.

  • Hi
    I am thinking of going to Tunisia, Hammamet Yasmine to be precise, in end of October 2013/ beginning of November 2013, I will be travelling with my partner and 4 children, I just wanted to know, is the weather gonna be nice, I don't want too hot, but 20 degrees or around that will be fine, plz post some replys regarding, thanx
  • hi there.
    i have been to hammamet 3times when i was younger and loved it!
    is looking to go back but to yasmin hamamet in october but not wanting it to b too quiet. when do places start to close down for tourist or is it an all year country to come too. and the wether is cooler but is it still sunbathe weather. i would love a tan, which is quiet hard for me! would love to hear some usefull information from you. u seem great!
  • Hi, me and my girlfriend are going to Hammamet on the 28th Aug until the 13th of Sept, was hoping to get some info about the time were going Etc, I understand that we exchange gbp in Tunisia, but how would we pay for transfers from the airport? And also is this a good time to go? Any help will be much appreciated

  • Tunisia is good for tour and travel purpose.You really enjoy the trip of Tunisia.
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    edited February 2014
    Hi lesley. Feb 2014 Hi i am going to thalssa sousse hotel in sousse wid my 3 children n husband would like to know if its safe there n hw is the weathet going to be am traveling 2/4/14 for 7nites thnx for ur help x
  • Tunisia is very safe for family holidays, every hotel has security at the entrance and they take their job seriously, 
    Your children will enjoy the "Noddy trains" that go between Sousse and Port El Khantoui and stop by most of the hotels. Much cheaper than taxis.

    The weather will be sunny and warm around 20C in the day but you will need a cardigan at night.. Have a lovely holiday.
  • Can you tell me if theres a peak time for mosquits in the souse area of tunisia...I am going the first two weeks of june to the hotel thalassa...thanks gary
  • edited March 2014
    I have have been to Tunisia in the winter and the summer and have never been bothered by mosquitoes. In fact I don't remember ever seeing one and I have travelled extensively not just sat in my all inclusive hotel

    The Tunisian government have an insecticide programme which is used to exterminate mosquitoes.

    If you are concerned take a plug in repellant or buy a repellent from a local pharmacy called Mousitcalm and if you are bit you van buy Parfederm locally and it works very well.
  • Best time is for Tunisia is in May i can not go for the visit but my class mate was visit he said to me that beaches in Tunisia is best place for relaxing..
  • Hi all...
    Me and my husband and my 7 year old little girl are coming too Tunisia the 25th of June this year for 2weeks we are staying in the suhara beach resort just wondering what it's like and will it be rather hot at that time so looking forward to it
  • If you are staying at the Sahara Beach in Skanes near Monastir you will have a lovely time. Its an all inclusive family resort.. Its a large complex ,nice beaches and plenty to do. The temperature will be around 28C during the day warm and sunny. Have a super holiday.

    There are lots of reviews regarding this hotel on Trip Advisor check them out.
  • Aww thanks alethia so excited will have a look thanks
  • Good idea friends Hammamet is really a beautiful town in Tunisia. I visited this region last month and had a great experience of Bardo Museum. For those who are interested in history and want to know about the history of the Tunisia Bardo museum is suitable for a visit. The museum is open every day except Monday. Prior to independence, the Bardo Museum is a palace of the Bey (the title King of Tunisia). In this museum was store of historical civilizations that once lived in Tunisia. 
  • Just so you understand that the Bardo museum is not in Hammamet but in our capitol, Tunis. Tinis is also a fantastic city to stay for a few days, beautiful historic souq, mefina and kasbah where you can find history around every corner.
  • edited August 2014
    I have also visit these place with my wife in December.Where we are very doing too many fun and enjoy.Its really very good weather.I don't know anything about the hotel but given that it is new I would
    say it is going to be very nice. I'm guessing that it's in Hammamet?
    This is a very nice area with lots to see and do.

  • I can't wait going to be In Mazzouna Tunisia for a couple months visiting my husband INSHALLAH!!!  Hope the weather is great
  • Hi I'm flying to Tunisia next week for 2 weeks what will the weather be like ?
  • You're visiting in the tail-end of the peak tourist season and it will still be very warm and sunny, but a bit less so than the peak summer months. Temperatures in September average between 19C and 30C. It's a very good time to visit Tunisia.
  • Ok lovely still warm enough to get a suntan lol
  • Becky......depends where you will be in Tunisia. For the most part Ella is correct but the further south you go, the hotter the days.
  • I'm going to sousse
  • edited August 2014
    i never visited Tunisia. Should I go there? when it is best to go there? any historical building or place there? any suggestions or tips?
  • Becky, the weather will still be quite hot and you can swim. Sousse has a lot to offer so I hope you leave the resort and walk around the medina and souq area. It is very historic. Have a great holiday
  • Jerry, you should cefinitely come to visit us. Tunisia is very historic, our history is thousands of years from the original inhabitants, the berber, phoenicians, byzantines, romans and Arabs. There are many historic cities and sites, beautiful beaches, ancient souqs and medinas. Of course we also have modern beach resorts so there is something for everyone. I hope you decide to come and visit, you will find a very warm welcome.
  • hi everyone - hope someone can help me (I've read already some really useful comments from Lesley) - My GF and I want to visit in mid Apr Hammamet or Skanes. How is the temperature like? and the water is warm enough ? We have two options Mid Apr or Mid Oct what would be hotter? thanks in advance
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