African Adventures ~ Tunisia

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This summer, I went to Tunisia with my family and had the most incredible culture shock I’d ever had in my life! In the past, I’d never ventured out of Europe as my family owns a touring caravan so we couldn’t go very far. This year we decided to ditch the caravan and discover a new country on our own, Tunisia. As this was my first experience on a plane, I was pretty nervous but I was actually an okay flyer! However, I did get Salmonella food poisoning from some dodgy chicken on the first night in the hotel so I was bed-ridden for a week. When I managed to escape the hotel, we visited Friguia Park (pictured above) where I fed a giraffe from my mouth, rode camels and had a 5 course meal complete with African tribes dancing/singing.

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Later in the week, we went on a Catamaran off of ┬áPort El Kantaoui where we saw dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. After this, we went into the town at night which was truly terrifying for a Brit! It’s completely different out there because of the relaxed health and safety laws! I have to admit, I was so scared and wanted to get back onto the coach as soon as possible!

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Tunisia is a beautiful place but is completely culturally different from what I am used to here in England. It was a perfect taste of African culture (minus the Salmonella poisoning) and would recommend to anyone going to Sousse to visit Friguia Park as it was the highlight of the trip!

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I’m going to Tunisia!

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This summer, for the first time, I am going on a plane and actually staying in a hotel! For the past 8 years, I have been to France in the caravan and it has got too tedious. After years of persuasion, I have managed to sway my dad into going on a ‘proper holiday’, as I like to call it. In the image above, you can see the hotel we are staying in- it is called Sentido Rosa Beach and it’s in a beach-side city of Tunisia called Skanes, Sousse. For all you people, like my brother, who don’t know where Tunisia is, it’s on the north coast of Africa bordering Algeria and Libya. You can see below, the town we are staying in.

On first glance, the city looks quite run down but I think that’s due to the sandy colours of the buildings, not sure! I have a massive dream to go parasailng so that’s definitely on the list! I will be leaving on the 1st of August (which is in less than 100 days now!) after I have my prom and leave school. ┬áJust after I come back, I will be getting my GCSE results then doing a skydive! Terrifying, I know! But I am seriously so excited to finally get on a plane and get out of the continent for a change! Oh and to also have some hot weather and burn my pale british skin!

Have any of you been to Tunisia before?

Hannah x