tunis, tunisia | carthage and sidi bou said

Our stop in Tunis, Tunisia was interesting to say the least. When we arrived at the cruise port, we hopped on a tour bus to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said, the blue and white city. On the way, I glanced out of the bus window and spotted a man in civilian clothing holding a machine gun on the side of a random street.  He looked at our driver and took a seat on an old, rusty folding chair. I felt uncomfortable and described what I had just seen to Brandon, but he wasn’t worried — only upset that we had missed a photo opportunity. Psshhh, men.

Carthage was underwhelming after exploring the ruins in Rome, but overall, it was still a good stop. You can find some photos of the Roman Baths below.

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Tunis was hot but we enjoyed looking at all of the colorful doors and finding unique souvenirs in the Sidi Bou Said shops. I even found a can of Fanta with Arabic on it, which is my drink of choice when sweating like a man. I’ve tried Fanta in probably 14 different countries (is that weird?) and it always tastes different — like juice in the UK and candy-sweet in Morocco.

The people there were very friendly and welcoming, and there was definitely a lot to see. It’s fulfilling to step outside the box and experience a culture that’s so different from your own.

Have you ever been?


Filed Under: Carthage, Travel, Tunis, Tunisia11 Comments
  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12086079075796115404 Bree

    I just LOVE your blog!!! Omg I’m so glad you found me so I could find you! lol

    I just want to print out all the beautiful colorful pictures from this post and hang them up to inspire me. They are gorgeous girl!! Jealous of your travels.

    Happy Wednesday!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15809863342142039316 Niki Caron

    Your photos are gorgeous! This trip looks amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00014093821067456424 Jess

    Oh wow, gorgeous. I live in Malta – super close to Tunisia, and always wondered if it was worth a visit. I’ve always been fascinated by the North African culture + Roman history of the city.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05936140613269878499 ~Kristen~

    Love these pictures! And I totally want one of those rugs now! I went to Cairo before all of the crazy uprisings, and I’ll say that the machine guns everywhere (including the second we got off the plane at the airport) were a bit unsettling, too.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08820908415315702778 Kym

    WOW WOW WOW – What camera do you have? These photos are amazing!! The colors, wow! We almost took a trip to Tunisia when I lived in Germany and you’re making me almost regret the decision to go to Paris instead!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11647203995385379898 Ai Sakura

    amazing photos :) my friend just went there for her honeymoon but I haven’t seen her photos yet.. thanks for sharing this at my WW party. hope to see more of your work there weekly!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka
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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10735936332632254816 Vicki

    Oh WOW what amazing photos! Makes me wish I was there too! LOVE your blog, will definitely be following along!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03871825355437039759 Anni

    Awesome pics!

    Stopping by from the “Follow Me Wednesday”!
    Cute blog! :) New follower!

    Anni // Grapefruitprincess ReLoaded

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01139780371712841335 Nelle Creations

    Wow, those pics are amazing! I want to go!
    I found you from the GFC Blog Hop, i’m your newest follower now! Hope you can check out my blog as well!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03114099442884590320 missmeggy

    the pictures are amazing!Tunisia looks like a really wonderful place to go to!I bet you had a grand time there!
    New follower here from Follow Me Wednesday. I love your posts.looking forward to the next ones..

    Meg http://confettiandfireworks.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17850985344834209198 mail4rosey

    Everything is so pretty, and it looks waaaaaaaaaarm (it’s not very warm where I am today). Thanks for the great share and insight on the city!

    Following you now from the blog hop.