Tunisia: a journey between the sea and the desert

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Tunisia, the most European countries in Africa. From sandy white beaches, deserts and oasis, town of whitewashed houses and blue windows, the archaeological ruins of Carthaginian and Roman times, Tunisia is the African paradise to relax, to enjoy the diving, the sailing, golf, of spas. Cities like Hammamet, Djerba and Tabarka or village of Sidi Bou Said, are places that should not stop visiting.

Tunisia has historically been the meeting point of Europe and Arabic world. Confluía the port where all the commerce of the Mediterranean. Founded in 814 a.C. Carthage soon became a thriving city that was envied by the Roman Empire. His fall came in I II a.C. and for seven centuries been under the dominion of Rome. In the seventh century after the Romans, the Byzantines stopped instead, the city of Kairouan became the Islamic center in the capital, the mosque and one of the most venerated by the Islamists. In the nineteenth century, this country became the first African country to enact a constitution and abolish slavery, but its economic problems led him to become a protectorate of France until its independence back in March 1956. On July 25 of 1957, Tunisia was proclaimed independent republic.

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It is a coastal town that lives mainly on tourism. Its landscapes highlighted by their fields of citrus, lemon and orange trees that populate their fields. In the city highlights its Medina, walls, also overlooking the sea, and is considered one of the most beautiful beaches in Tunisia. Wander through its streets, pasearla quietly, avoiding the tourist is a real delight. There is also a visit to the souk, and its maze of alleys. Neither the port which is very pleasant walk. Surrounding the Fort, of Spanish origin, and which are but walls and walls, without a lot more charm than its origin. Of course, in the city, its most characteristic monument is the Great Mosque, dating from 1972. In the city the museum is located Dar Hammamet, where there are exhibitions of typical regional wedding dresses. Out of the city, about 15 kms is Yasmine Hammamet, the most touristic part: the sandy beaches and miles, that of luxury hotels, spas in the …

Of Phoenician origin, is the largest city in Tunisia for scuba diving, as remarkable for its clear waters and coral. Is very close to the border with Algeria. Already in the city, places us in the Avenue Bourguiba, which is its main artery. From there, you can visit its Fuerte, the Borj Messaud, now converted into a museum, near the Basilica, where he had previously placed a Roman baths, or go to the promenade to the Needles, a rock monolithic very strange ways.

In southern Tunisia, in the face of the waters of the Mediterranean, emerges as a mirage, the island of Djerba, connected to the mainland by the Roman road of El Kantara. Known as the “Garden of the Mediterranean” for its abundant vegetation and cuisine in fruits, fish and olive oil, Djerba is painted green palm trees, blue waters and its white lime from their homes. But not just beach houses and live the island, but also their mosques scattered paths, and its capital Houmt Souk, for its souks and its port, where to buy the typical pottery. Finally, as the main monument, there is to visit the synagogue in La Ghriba.

Sidi Bou Said
Perhaps the most beautiful and photographed people of Tunisia. For their houses in a balnco resplendent with its doors and windows in their electric blue. There, among steep streets, we may lose them, enjoying their best teas, their meals, their environment, their people. As we cross the streets with artists, painters and … that this nation is invited to draw, to photograph it, you remember…

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