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In Tunis, artisans and residents rally to rescue treasured old city; Taylor Luck; CS Monitor

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Residents of Tunis’ Medina have faced adversity before, but the pandemic economy was threatening lasting damage. Their solution: to band together.

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Why Tunis should be your next city break; Monica Price; Metro

Medina in the historic heart of Tunis

Tunisia – Medina of Tunis

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.

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Tourism: Tunisia’s beaches are full, but what about the Medina?; Vanessa Szakal; Nawaat

Tunisia – Medina of Tunis

While media outlets and Tunisia’s Ministry of Tourism are understandably eager to paint a convincing portrait of the country’s tourism come-back, not everyone sees growth from the same perspective. On the ground, Tunisia’s seaside hotels are mostly full, its beaches packed with locals and visitors from near and far. The shaded, winding passageways of Tunis’ Medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are also teeming with people. Does this mean that business is in full swing for the souk’s craftsmen and vendors? Nawaat took a walk up and down the Medina’s main tourist circuit to find out.

Towards the beginning of the summer months, Tunisia’s Ministry of Tourism and sector operators announced their expectations for an improved tourist season.

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This Old Town In Tunisia’s Capital Will Make You Want To Pack Your Bags; Huffington Post

The Medina of Tunis has over 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques and fountains.

Tunisia’s capital has a few incredible spots to visit, including Carthage and the Bardo National Museum. But if you’re planning a trip to Tunis, you definitely can’t miss the Medina, the city’s historical center.

The Medina of Tunis — a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979 — has over 700 monuments for you to discover, including palaces, mausoleums, mosques, and gorgeous fountains, as well as traditional hammams. Beautiful tiles and gorgeous blue skies will surround you as you walk through the Medina’s ancient streets and narrow alleyways.

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