Port el kantaoui, Tunisia
North Africa. The very words conjure images of vast, empty deserts, verdant oases, camel trains, Bedouin tents and centuries-old fortified cities. And this is how it is, in part, at least. For Tunisia, the very essence of North Africa, is a wonderful mix of western and traditional North African cultures, nowhere more so than in the country’s cuisine where delicious Tunisian dishes sit comfortably with the best French and Italian specialities. In towns and cities, too, modern shops, cafes and bars are to be found in amongst ancient souks, tea-houses and market-stalls, whilst modern hotels sit side by side with Tunisia’s awesome array of archaeological sites.
And then there are the beaches. Seven
hundred miles of glorious coastline with some of the finest
sandy beaches you are likely to see anywhere – some deserted, some
offering a selection of watersports but all lapped by the crystal
lear Mediterranean. Tunisia is different. It’s African, it’s
Mediterranean. The language is Arabic – and French. And it
all combines to offer a magical mix that makes Tunisia such a
wonderful holiday experience.