Tunisia is one of the two countries I have only visited on a family trip (the other one being Romania). The year was 1996 and we had booked a round trip to Sousse, which is a coast city in Northern Tunisia. 

The trip started like many other chartered trips, with some lazy days by the hotel pool and the beach in Sousse. From there we travelled by train to Al-Munastir where we visited the Great Mosque, Habib Bourguiba Mauloseoum and the Ribat Castle where parts of Monthy Python’s Life of Brian was filmed. 

Towards the end of our trip we travelled by bus south to Tataouine and the Tunisian Sahara. On of the highlights there was to visit the Star Wars filming set and get to ride on camels in the Tunisian Sahara. 

Things that could be bought everywhere in Tunisia was tea, desert roses(stones), bongo drums and dried scorpions that one can have for display (I bought maybe ten of those!). Thats all about my trip to Tunisia for now, but I am sure I will be back for more North African travel sometime soon. 

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