Tunisia is a small country in North Africa.
Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, it is the northernmost African country, and the smallest of the nations situated along the Atlas mountain range, bordering Algeria, to the west, and Libya to the south east. The capitol city is Tunis.
Tunisia is a land full of culture, historical significance, and beauty. It has been under the rule of Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Berbers, Ottomans, Beys, and French. Tunisia gained her independence from France in 1956 and elected it’s first president, Habib Bourguiba in 1957. Bourgiba placed strong emphasis on economic and social development, especially education, the status of women and the creation of jobs. In 1987 Bourguiba was deposed by his prime minister, Zayn al-Abidin bin Ali (Ben Ali), who is still the current president.
The mountain region is breathtaking! There are fantastic views and an the atmosphere is reminiscent of an old town in Switzerland. Absolutely gorgeous! The coast is marvelous. The Sea is clear and picturesque. The midland and south are terrific because they offer you the chance to peek into a forgotten society - one that holds fast to tradition. I have been all over Tunisia and have visited most cities and have loved everyone because they each have their own special charm.
The people are so warm and hospitable. They instantly welcome you as one of their own and treat you like family. Tunisia is also a very safe place. There are not many places in this world where a women can walk the streets alone in the middle of the night without fear. Yet I often take late night walks and have never had any problems and have never felt fearful. Locals speak both French and Arabic, and many people speak Italian and English as well.
The local currency is the Tunisian Dinar (TDN) You can check what it converts to in your local currency by going here: http://finance.yahoo.com/currency?u
As for museums, there are MANY! There are:
*National Bardo museum
*Carthage National museum
*Museum of medina
*Memorial of martyrs of sejoumi
*Museum of traditional inheritance
*Sidi Zitouni popular art and traditions museum
*El Jem museum
Plus more that aren't listed in that site.
As for hotels, there are MANY! I can't even begin to give you names because I wouldn't know what part of the country would interest you.
I wrote an introductory blog about Tunisia on my 360 page. If you're interested in looking at it::http://blog.360.yahoo.com/blog-5ksVjU47eqs_12qDwPwirmLXqHA-?cq=1&p=764
Feel free to look at my pictures of Tunisia as well:
I also have a lot more posts on Tunisia on my 360 blog.