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The Rough Guide to Tunisia (Rough Guide Travel Guides) Paperback – 3 Mar 2005


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  • Paperback: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Rough Guides; 7 edition (3 Mar. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843533960
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843533962
  • Product Dimensions: 13.2 x 2.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,149 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Daniel Jacobs has contributed to several Rough Guides, including West Africa, Morocco, Egypt and India. Peter Morris wrote the original edition of this book in 1985 and once played a game of football with Glen Hoddle.

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Climate and seasons

Tunisia follows usual Mediterranean patterns of climate. The best time to travel, from a scenic point of view, is spring, when the south has not yet reached full heat and the north looks astonishingly fertile - above all, around the orchards and vineyards of Cap Bon. Be warned, though, that March and April are the dampest months of the year in the south and it can bucket down in the north.

Summer has mixed virtues. July and August are much the hottest months of the year - if only slightly more so than in the southern parts of Italy or Greece - and the one time you really do need to lapse into a local way of life, for example resting through the midday hours at a cafe or taking a siesta at your hotel. Obviously this goes above all for the deep south and the ksour (see Chapter Nine). On the more exposed beaches of the north coast, midsummer is actually a pull - some of them are only warm enough for swimming from around May until October. If you wait until autumn, you get the best of both worlds, with warm swimming and few crowds, even at the big resorts.

In winter, the north and the Tell can get distinctly cold; Ain Draham, the highest mountain town, commonly has a metre of snow, and in 1985 it even snowed at Bizerte on the Mediterranean coast. Tunis, Cap Bon and Sousse are not so much cold in winter as dull, with sporadic rains. But this is an ideal time for covering the ancient sites at leisure and then migrating south to Jerba's beaches and the Sahara. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Reader on 10 April 2005
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My other review was not of this edition, but of a previous edition, which was still being sold when it was very out of date.
This book helped us travel all around Northern Tunisia as well as helping us survive the south - almost like two different countries, incidentally.
Excellent on hotels. Excellent on street maps. Very good on public transport. Misinformed on road rules. (I drove 850 Kms and didn't find a single roundabout where the give way rules differed from England.)
Seems to be misinformed about women's place in society. The articles by women about how repressive Tunisia is seem to be from 1990 - possibly earlier. We didn't see any examples of women being harrassed. (We were not in 'tourist areas' very much). In fact, men were especially polite and friendly to my wife. We saw young couple behaving the way they do anywhere in the world and girls dressed in the usual modern skin tight jeans and tee shirts. As I say, we never saw any of them hassled.
Overall, a very useful guide for travelling in Tunisia.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Sept. 1999
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The Rough Guide to Tunisia gives accurate information on the culture and customs of the Tunisian people. From limited usage of it, it appears to state very accurately what is, and what is not worth seeing. There is a good section on transport throughout the country, and each Town listed has hotels listed as well as places to eat, with a guide as to what the cost is likely to be (non specific, just expensive/cheap.) A very useful companion to have with you when visiting the country.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tiptop on 27 Jan. 2010
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We purchased this book after booking our holiday to Tunisia and found it full of really useful information such as what to see and what to eat. I loved how the book was broken down into sections by area as it made it easy to look at the areas relevant to where we were staying. I also found the information about the history and culture very interesting as I like to get to know places I am visiting and not just walk around in a little 'tourist bubble'.

As it happens we ended up in a very touristy resort, in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do outside of the hotel and so didn't get to see the beautiful country descibed in this book. I would love to go back to Tunisia and next time I will using the guide to decide exactly which part of Tunisia to visit so I am able to take in as much of this lovely country as possible.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex P on 12 Nov. 2007
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I have just returned from a month+ backpacking in Tunisia and found this guide to be invaluable. Excellent recommendations and fascinating background conveys the love of the country from genuine travellers. Even though this edition was a few years out of date, everything was pretty much spot-on, although note that the train to Tozeur is up and running again (even the more dull Lonely Planet 2007 ed. about Tunisia was out of date on this one!). Take it with you and enjoy...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 6 July 2009
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This guide book is good enough if you're going on a short break/annual 2 week holiday type holiday.

There's not enough detail to use it for a lengthy travelling visit. Nice illustrations, useful information on site seeing and where to eat/stay etc.

I rarely ever use just one travel guide anyway.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "bertixx" on 20 April 2004
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afetr 8 days runnign up and down the country, i`d give a very good ratingto this guide as it provides a very good insight in what is worth seeingor not. i really appreciated the extensive description of the roman sitesand the Tunis Medina. i sometimes even found it too complete. the travelinformations are very accurate and helped greatly to move around thecountry. A must to have if you plan a trip to Tunisia.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sabia on 17 May 2013
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This book accompanied my Tunisian trip everyday and I am still reading it now to plan for my next trip next year. There is so much to discover and learn.
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This was my first rough guide purchase, it gives in depth accurate information on all subjects from resort descriptions to the internal state of the countries censorship of the press in a concise yet detailed summary, for me in future they will be the only guides i purchase.
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