The first week
Sousse Travel Blog› entry 1 of 4 › view all entries
August 7th, 2007 – by: Farore
We've been to Sousse. Hotel Tej Marhaba was our 'home' for that time. A really nice hotel/appartment, with really good service. It is a recommended hotel if you ever looking for a good place to stay. The food is great, the rooms are clean and pretty big, with a balcony, a nice view if you're lucky and a nice interior.
The first few days were mainly exploring and swimming. Either in the sea or in the pool.The private beach was about 5 minutes walking from the hotel. As soon as you found a parasol already there was someone coming with sunbeds (for free). The ocean is really clear, especially on quiet days. My boyfriend got stung by one but the had a salve or something :).
We went to the Harbor of Sousse. It wasn't much but it was close to the medina so we figured we could visit that as well. The 'pirateboat' looked pretty cool. You could make a two hour boat trip on that thing. We didn't do it but we did took some pictures of it ;). But honestly it isn't the nicest place to visit.
The medina is a nice place to visit. As long as you're not a blond woman going alone you're fine. Men love blond so much it's annoying...
But they have really nice stuff you can get for a nice price. If you know how to bargain ;)
You have the medina. That's inside the old city walls. Best way to get there is by cab. It doesn't cost much and it's way better then walking. Inside is a whole market, not just souvenirs even though that's the most of it. There are also 'normal' food stalls/shops etc.
At night Sousse is a nice lively place. At the boulevard, the big road next to the beach it's really busy. Music, stalls with popcorn and other food, souvenirs etc. The shops are open too, not next to the beach, but a road close to it. There are restaurants, supermarkets, souvenirshops etc. And there are really nice places to sit and have a drink. Especially the strawberry smoothies were good.
We also went to a town called Port El Kantaoui. It started out as a fishing village and grew pretty big the last years. It has a pretty big centre full of shops and stalls. In the tower near the entrance is a very big shopping mall too. It's a bit expensive though compared to Sousse, or any other place we've been actually.
There's a nice beach and the harbor is really nice. Better then the one in Sousse to be honest.
We walked around on our own a bit and we saw a golfcourse (a big one), and the houses there are...villa like. Very nice to see. We went back with the tourist train which was pretty fun. It's a good place to spend half a day or so :)
On sunday there is a camelmarket in Sousse. We went there once, but it was really busy. People aren't really annoying though, but they do try to get you looking at their shop obviously. Mainly through aksing and trying to guide you to the shop next to them, or pulling you there. Well more pushing...But it's nice to see how 'local' people go to a market and how it looks diferent from the touristic supermarkets.
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