Tunisia, Tunis, 26 – 28 December 2014

I left my bike in Spain for the winter, too cold and wet to be riding around and am finishing my journey using more conventional transport.

Tunis, capital of Tunisia, population 2.3 million and not a tourist destination. The Bardo Museum has a fine collection of mosaics from B.C. The ruins of Carthage are all that remain after the Romans demolished the place when they defeated Hannibal who was the King.

I flew Tunisair from Amsterdam to Tunis, the interior of the plane was falling to bits. No visa required for Tunisia, the immigration queue was huge, took an hour to get through, the immigration guy did not even look at me, he just stamped my passport and gave it back.

As of October 2014 there is now a departure tax of 30 dinar (13 euro) for foreign tourists when leaving Tunisia. You have to buy a special 30 dinar stamp from a bank or hotel and they all don’t have them, I got mine from the Hotel Africa on the main Avenue in Tunis.

 

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2 Responses to Tunisia, Tunis, 26 – 28 December 2014

  1. Reblogged this on Smriti "Simmi" D. Isaac and commented:
    Thinking of traveling to Tunis? Here’s an excellent primer by my dear friend, CD, writing directly from there.

  2. Roma says:

    Happy New Year Chris. May your travels be safe and full of new experiences.

    Take good care of yourself.

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