Tunisia beckons us to visit – and with flights now operating from the UK for the first time since the 2015 – they are welcoming us with open arms.
A short two and a half hour flight with no time change at the moment (thanks to BST) sees you arrive at Tunis Carthage International Airport to the sun and warmth of this beautiful country.
However, even the sun cannot outshine the warmth of the people.
I was a little apprehensive about travelling here but from the moment you arrive, the genuine smiles of the Tunisians embrace you and make you feel instantly safe and secure.
French, Arabic and English are the spoken languages, and even if their English isn’t good, they are desperate to learn and will try hard to speak it.
This trip was all about the capital Tunis, a bustling and vibrant city with over 2 million residents.
You’d be forgiven for thinking you have arrived in Paris due to the influence of French culture.
A former French colony until 1956, the architecture makes you believe you are strolling down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées when in fact you are on the main Avenue Habib Bourguiba.