Older woman travelling OK in Tunisia?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Feb 6, 2013 8:27 AM Last Post By: go_2
Dec 18, 2012 10:01 AM
Older woman travelling OK in Tunisia?Hi
I'm a well-travelled older woman not yet ready for sitting home playing bingo. Tunisia sounds exciting. Am wondering how safe it is for women in. General to travel there, but also for older, American women. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated
Dec 18, 2012 9:44 PM
Tunisia is one of the 5 most boring countries in Africa. Tunisia is actually not much more than a cheap (3rd class) beach destination for Europeans with little money and no information.
The real deal (and alternative) would be Morocco. The only advantage of Tunisia in comparison to Morocco is that Tunisia is more quiet/more relaxed. Tunisia is as exciting as your handbag.
Your question. Tunesia is safe. And you will be fine.
Have a good time. Africa is waiting for you.
Dec 19, 2012 6:27 AM
2hello, Tunisia is an ideal destination, but unfortunately many of Anglophones do not know.
You can travel and visit all the places from north to south without any worries, Tunisians are very welcoming, the first language is French speaking it (the Tunisian bilangue "Arabic and French"), but also a lot of young people, especially speak English.
You will find the problem for communication.
For travel and transportation, you will find many formula.
tour: Group or Private
hotels of different category there everywhere.
Life is cheap
Public transport is cheap
In general travel tunisia it is easy
Dec 19, 2012 9:14 AM
3I'm always amazed at the safety questions. How many news stories have you heard of any tourist being killed anywhere? Is this something that happens on a regular basis? It pretty much never happens anywhere around the world.
Is it safe to drive a car in your home city on the other hand? Probably not. Someone dies every 13 seconds in a car accident. Yet everyone does it anyway.
The biggest concern while traveling is theft. That's about it.
Feb 6, 2013 4:39 AM
Feb 6, 2013 8:27 AM
5What do you mean by 'Islamic type head covering', David?
If you're talking about a scarf covering your hair you'll find it makes no difference. More young women are covering their hair these days, but it's a political rather than purely religious statement.
If you mean a face-veil (niqab) you'll be stared at everywhere.
What does make a difference is your manner. Quiet courtesy is the way to go.
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