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  • Thank you for your reply John. We know Gueliz well from our last visit (we dined at a couple of restaurants there). I should let you know that we are quite experienced independent travellers. When we were in Tunisia in 2009 we sorted out our own t…
  • We are planning to return to Marrakech later this year (we were there in 2008) and hope to do a 3 or 4 day trip into the desert at that time. We would be very interested to receive any advice too and thank johnpedro for starting this thread.
  • Hi Justin. There are a few things worth seeing between Casablanca and Marrakesh, any decent guidebook (Lonely Planet, Rough Guide) will have details so I won't go into them here. Personally I wouldn't drive; Moroccan roads are not the safest due t…
  • Hi Devin and Camille. If you are planning to go south to see the Chott El Jerid (dry salt lake) and travel to the edge of the "proper" Sahara have a look at my review of such a trip at http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g295401-r51334469-…
  • Thanks for the advice; it is very appreciated. Has anyone else had experience of multi-day Gulet trips from Marmaris? We would be really grateful to hear your experiences and any advice you can offer.
  • Thanks for that clarecg. The idea of a two day trip to Ephesus and Pamukkale sounds good. What would be the best way to do this? Do any of the local agencies offer this as a package or would we have to sort it out ourselves - not that that would …
  • Hi Jevan. Symone is right about the two airports however Blackpool airport only handles short haul flights. If you intend to make the Lake District your main holiday destination you would be better advised to look for flights to Manchester which is…
  • We stayed at Sousse which is just south of Port el Kantaoui in December 2009. The Port is a very new purpose built result and we found it somewhat "sterile" compared to the rest of the country (and, boy, did we get around a lot of it!). If you want…
  • For the benefit of anyone interested we have just come back from a week in Tunisia (6th to 13th December). In Sousse it was in the low twenties celcius during the day, comfortable rather than boiling, and the mid teens during the night. The tempera…
  • Hi Lesley. We got back from Sousse on Sunday thoroughly exhausted from our travels through your wonderful country. We did the three day, two night tour through Galaxy Tours (no one else was doing it due to lack of demand in December) and went to El…
  • Annie. The Tunisian train company (SNCFT) has a website with timetables and prices. It is at http://www.sncft.com.tn/index.php although only the French language version is working. Even with a little understanding of French it is useable though.
  • Hi David, Marrakech is, in my opinion, more representative of North Africa generally than is Cairo. It consists of two distinct areas - the Ville Nouveau, built mainly during the French Protectorate, which is modern and where you will find very l…
  • One final point Chris, having been to both Marrakech and Cairo, my strong advice is to go to the former as it is such a fascinating, interesting place that you will never forget. Cairo? Frankly, it is a dustbin and not worth the time or money. Sorry…
  • Hi Chris. I don't know if this will help but we went to Marrakech for the last week of November in 2008. If you were in the UK at that time you will remember that there was a period of very cold weather then and it was the same in Marrakech; the loc…
  • Hi again Lesley and many thanks for your post. You really are a star doing all this hard work for complete strangers. Yes, I am aware that Sousse is on the coast; for the last two weeks I have, as usual, been reading the Rough Guide to (in this …