Around Tunisia - pics taken relaxing in some of the cities around my house

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Tunis- The Lake

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.

Sidi Bousaid shop
During the off months, May and Oct I have found this area very nice. Although the weather is not hot, its still a beautiful place to sit for coffee and tea along the water and its nice that it is not crowded with tourist.

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.

view of the Presidents compound from Sidi Bousaid
You must walk through the center past all the shops to the end. You will find a coffee shop on the side of the cliff with absolutely breathtaking views of the Mediterranian. From here you can see the Presidents compound, other cities across the water. (Ezzahara, Hammemt Lif, Rades Port) It is truely breathtaking. A word of advice, if you will be traveling to other places while in Tunisia, I would wait on buying souvineirs elsewhere. ALL the prices here are ridiculous. For example, the same exact things in the souk in Nebuel were half the price they were asking for here in Sidi Bousaid. This place is very very touristy even on the off months. Buses upon buses drop off visiters. It is worth the trip though. Carthage is in the same general vicinity to makes a good day trip to both locations.
Ezzahara, yummy yummy food

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

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
Ok Im not a snorkeler or a diver, but I watch discovery channel and to me they were good size. (about the size of a persons head) I wasnt expecting them and Ive heard that it doesnt feel so good to be stung by one so I carefully removed myself from the area and went to another. We saw them a couple more times throughout the day but overall the place was amazing.

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
The city was clean, lots of shopping and dining areas. After the souk we went by the beach and although we didnt swim there were other swimming. Not overly crowded. The water looked beautiful and seemed to stretch on forever. I hope my next visit here I will get the chance to go swimming here and definately will be shopping here.

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.

Korbus, just jump over the rocks between the crashing waves to swim.
Hamza and I were on another mission and that was to go swimming. Ok so this wasnt as I was used to with the other beaches. My first question was....where is the beach? Quickly I learned that if I wanted to swim then I needed to climb down the rocks, once I got to the rocks by the water (which I had to brace myself everytime a wave came crashing in) I was trying to see how many rocks were actually under the water that I couldnt see. With Hamza calling me a chicken over and over cause I was trying to make sure when diving in it wouldnt be into another rock and waiting until I knew a wave wasnt going to slam me back into the rocks I just jumped from, finally I just dove in. The water was clear and cool like all the rest of the beaches Ive swam at. It just wasnt as peaceful as Korba and Bezerte. Now after floating in the water some, I had to decide how I was going to climb back up the rocks again inbetween the waves crashing. I managed to do this without any scratches or bruises. After finding a nice big smooth rock I spent the rest of the time soaking up sun rays. This is one of those places that probably wont be on my list to visit again upon my return to Tunisia but it is one I can say I have been to.

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Tunis- The Lake
Tunis- The Lake
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