Around Tunisia - pics taken relaxing in some of the cities around my house
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The Lake is a beautiful place. Newer developement, more upscale area. The US Embassy is located in this area. You will also find fine dining, cafes, boutiques, bakeries, Dah Dah(childrens playland) and plenty of walking along the Lake. During the summer months the area is very very crowded with people enjoying the warm Tunisian weather. At night the cafes are packed with people. This is one of the areas that the cafes are mixed(men and woman) so it is a popular place for all ages. In the busy summer months some of the cafes will have live music during the nights. Dah Dah is an area with rides and games. Nice clean area for families with cafes and restuarants to eat at.
Soloman was a town we visited while visiting a family memeber. They live on a farm and it is here where I learned that Tunisia grows lots and lots of olives. There whole field was olive trees. It is said that the olive harvest is so big here in Tunisia that the military actuals helps out during harvest time.
Sidi Bousaid is of course a must see while in Tunisia. Yes it is one of those tourist places that are very crowded and everything is way overpriced. The walk through the center of Sidi Bousaid is beautiful with its white building and blue doors.
Ezzahara is the city next to mine.(Rades) We have spent much time in Ezzahara. I love this place. It has great quick food, beautiful houses, the water, shopping and lots lots more. It has not big famous places to visit but it is very very comfortable here. Check out my review of Malibu, great schwarma. yummy.
Hammam Lif and Hammam Chat are located just after Ezzahara. Hammam Lif is a nice upbeat town. Lots going on during the nights. People out walking around the souk and shops. Lots of sandwhich shops and the area stays open late. The beaches here at both cities are nice and not overly crowded. The water is good and the beaches clean. I liked this area to go swimming for the day because you didnt have to deal with the "hotel beach". Its just a nice open beach.
Korba has amazing water. It is a toss up between Bezerte and Korba which beach was more beautiful. I think the award goes to Bezerte only cause I you have mountains and beach around you. Korba reminded me of the beaches in Florida. Beautiful white sand with crystal clear water. And the nice thing to was there was hardly any people. It really looked deserted. Nice to have a beach to yourself. I have no idea how we got there as we took tiny roads here and there through towns where people at cafes really stared at me in the car. Once we arrived and a short climb over a high was beauty awaiting me. It was a hot day and after the hour drive I through my things down and ran into the water. Only after a few minutes to find that I was alone. Around me were about 5 pretty good size jelly fish.
Nebuel has the most amazing souk that I have seen here in Tunisia. And the prices we were given were great. Now I have been to the souks in Tunis, Sidi Bousaid, Hammem Lif, Rades, Hammamet and Ezzahara. It is very large and has all the things both Tunis, Sidi Bousiad and Hammamet has at much less price. We only spent half a day here in the city but from what I saw I was very impressed.
Korbus, not to be confused with Korba is another town we visited and went swimming at. The town itself was very very small. After driving down the mountain with spectacular views you arrive at Korbus. We stopped to eat lunch at a restuarant, I believe was the only one there, food was good. Hamzas mother came along to go to the Hammam. Which for those of you who enjoy Hammams(hot bath) this one is suppose to be wonderful as the hot springs come from the mountain.