The mystifying influence of the Eastern and the Western culture can easily be seen in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia. On one hand the old city is full of turning, twisting alleyways and tangled streets, whereas the new city is home to wider, tree lined roads, often frequented by expensive, chauffeur-driven cars. The smiles of the locals are infectious, and making friends while sitting in one of the several pavement cafés is easy. Although the city itself is an interesting choice for tourists, the best attractions are a little farther away. The ancient ruins of Carthage are full of mystery, and a particular favorite among tourists. As is the wonderful Bardo Museum, which is famous for housing the worlds’ most renowned mosaic art collection. Sidi Bou Said, a seaside neighborhood famous for its pub culture, is best visited during the evenings for a night of music and dancing.
Accommodation is not a problem, thanks to the plethora of hotels in Tunis. Since tourists spend a couple of days at most here, almost all luxury hotels are a great idea. The Residence, a gorgeous property with a gigantic swimming pool. And if that’s not enough water for you, the hotel is located right on the shores of the Mediterranean. The Sheraton Tunis is another popular hotel in Tunis, located right in the heart of the city, ensuring proximity to the international airport as well as places of tourist importance.