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Tunis


Tunis, Tunisia
Tunis is the capital and most populous city of Tunisia. As of 2004, the city itself had a population of 728,453, and perhaps around 2 million in the greater Tunis metropolitan area.

The city is located in the northeastern part of the country, on the shore of Lake Tunis (Arabic: El Bahira; French: Lac de Tunis), which is a natural lagoon. Lake Tunis is connected to the Gulf of Tunis (which is part of the Mediterranean Sea) by a canal which terminates at Tunis' port, La Goulette (Arabic: Halq al Wadi).

Tunis a very ancient city, dating back to at least the 2nd millennium BC, as "Tunes". The city was originally founded by the Berbers, later occupied by the Numidians, and eventually taken over by the Phoenicians from the nearby city of Carthage. After a brief period where the Berbers reestablished control, and a Greek occupation by King Agathocles of Sicily, the Carthaginians again regained control over the city. The Carthaginian Empire, including Tunis, along with the city of Carthage, was however in turn eventually destroyed by the Romans at the end of the third Punic War, in 146 BC. The city of Tunis was however eventually rebuilt during the reign of the Roman Emperor Augustus. Tunis however remained of secondary importance after Carthage (which was also rebuilt) until the early Islamic period, when Carthage was finally destroyed for good.

Due to its rich history, there are many ancient and historic sites to see in Tunis. These include the Aghlabid Ez-Zitouna Mosque ("Mosque of the Olive") which dates back to 723, the Dar-al-Bey (the Bey's palace), and the Great Mosque. Additionally the ruins of Carthage are just a short distance away from the city, to the Northeast.

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Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Tunisian Arabic Dialect, Tunisia, Tunis, Travel to Tunisia, Tunisia Travel Guide

By Yatir Nitzany

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Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy: Tunisian Arabic Dialect, Tunisia, Tunis, Travel to Tunisia, Tunisia Travel Guide
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THIS BOOK DOESN'T CONTAIN ANY ARABIC LETTERS! ALL ARABIC WORDS IN THIS BOOK WERE WRITTEN IN ENGLISH-TRANSLITERATION!

Have you always wanted to learn how to speak the Tunisian Arabic dialect but simply didn’t have the time?

Well if so, then, look no further. You can hold in your hands one of the most advanced and revolutionary method that was ever designed for quickly becoming conversational in a language. In creating this time-saving program, master linguist Yatir Nitzany spent years examining the twenty-seven most common languages in the world and distilling from them the three hundred and fifty words that are most likely to be used in real conversations. These three hundred and fifty words were chosen in such a way that they were structurally interrelated and, when combined, form sentences. Through various other discoveries about how real conversations work—discoveries that are detailed further in this book—Nitzany created the necessary tools for linking these words together in a specific way so that you may become rapidly and almost effortlessly conversant—now.

If your desire is to learn complicated grammatical rules or to speak perfectly proper and precise Arabic, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while on a trip to Tunisia, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany Method is what you have been looking for.

This method is designed for fluency in a foreign language, while communicating in the first person present tense. Nitzany believes that what’s most important is actually being able to understand and be understood by another human being right away. Therefore, unlike other courses, all words in this program are taught in English transliteration, without having to learn the complex alphabet. More formalized training in grammar rules, etc., can come later.

This is one of the several, in a series of instructional language guides, the Nitzany Method’s revolutionary approach is the only one in the world that uses its unique language technology to actually enable you to speak and understand native speakers in the shortest amount of time possible. No more depending on volumes of books of fundamental, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all with hundreds of pages in order to learn a language. With Conversational Arabic Quick and Easy, all you need are fifty-three pages.

Learn Tunisian Arabic today, not tomorrow, and get started now!

An Official Tour: Along the Eastern Coast of the Regency of Tunis; Geography and History of the Country, and Manners and Customs of the People (Classic Reprint)

By Amos Perry

Forgotten Books
Paperback (120 pages)

An Official Tour: Along the Eastern Coast of the Regency of Tunis; Geography and History of the Country, and Manners and Customs of the People (Classic Reprint)
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Excerpt from An Official Tour: Along the Eastern Coast of the Regency of Tunis; Geography and History of the Country, and Manners and Customs of the People

The uses of the other engravings will readily appear. The two sides of the Carthaginian coin procured at El Gem (p. 34) carry our minds back to an early period in the history of the country. One side of this coin represents Queen Dido; the other side represents the horse as an emblem of war and the olive tree as an emblem of peace.

The coat of arms of the Bey of Tunis (p. Whose emblems of war and death are more numerous and occupy more space than its emblems of peace and life, represents a long line of rulers whose power is essentially gone.

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This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Blue Window in Tunis Travel Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary

By CS Creatiions

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Blue Window in Tunis Travel Journal: 150 Page Lined Notebook/Diary
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This blank journal with 150 lined pages awaits your writing pleasure.   Use it for journaling, as a diary, or as a notebook to jot down your “To-Do" lists or even your “To-Don’t" lists!  The choice is all yours.  Enjoy!

Overland Africa: Part 1: Tunis to Cairo. Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town in a Camper Van (Travel Africa: Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town)

By M LAB

Released: 2012-09-26
Kindle Edition (94 pages)

Overland Africa: Part 1: Tunis to Cairo. Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town in a Camper Van (Travel Africa: Our African Road Trip from Tunis to Cape Town)
 
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Follow us on our amazing trip through Africa! We tell our very personal story on how we managed to get through Africa by camper van. In this part we tell our story from Tunis until arrival in Cape Town, about our accident, how we lost our travel buddies, and how we found new friends. We were close to turn back to Europe, but managed to continue. We intended to make the trip until Cape town in 4 month, after three years now we are still traveling in Africa. Read how everything in our life changed and how it turned out.
About 60 pages with lots of photographs.

Tunis (National Geographic Destination City Map)

By National Geographic Maps

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Tunis (National Geographic Destination City Map)
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  • Approximately 4 1/4 x 8 3/4 folded; 17 3/4 x 24 3/4 fully opened.
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• Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Travel Map
In addition to the easy-to-read map on the front, the back includes: - Regional map - Points of interest - Metro map - Inset maps of the coastal towns of Bizerte and Sousse - Floor plan of the Bardo Museum - Multi-language legend
  • Map Scale = 1:4,000
  • Sheet Size = 24.75" x 18"
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Tunisia Travel Guide

By Mike Gerrard

Blue Sky Books
Released: 2012-07-24
Kindle Edition (66 pages)

Tunisia Travel Guide
 
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This Travel Guide to Tunisia is by award-winning travel writer Mike Gerrard. The guide covers Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, archaeological sites like Dougga, excursions to the Sahara Desert, and all the main Tunisian beach resorts and tourist towns. There is also a practical section with advice on menus, language, Tunisian customs and culture, activity sports, and what to do for children.

ABOUT THE BOOK
This 13,000-word guidebook is equivalent to a pocket guide of about 64 pages. Instead of attempting to cover the entire country, the author focuses on those places most visitors go to – the capital of Tunis, and popular holiday resorts such as Monastir, Hammamet, Nabeul, Port El Kantaoui, and Sousse. Each section includes an overview of the best things to see in each place, shopping advice and the best beaches.

The book also covers the most popular excursions from each place, to help you plan your holiday and decide which excursions are for you. These include visits to Tunis, Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Dougga, El Djem, Matmata, Tozeur, Kairouan, Zaghouan, and a trip to Douz, on the edge of the desert, to take a camel ride into the Sahara.

The author also includes three travel pieces, previously published in British newspapers:
Tunisia by Taxi
On the Tunisian Frontier
At the Bardo Museum

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mike Gerrard has been to Tunisia many times, and visited most of the country, his favourite place in North Africa. He regularly updates the Globetrotter Guide to Tunisia for New Holland, and was the Editorial Consultant on Dorling Kindersley’s Eyewitness Guide to Tunisia. He and his wife Donna Dailey also wrote the Michelin Pocket Guide to Tunis.

Mike has written or contributed to over 30 guidebooks for such publishers as National Geographic, the AA, AAA, Fodor’s, Moon Handbooks, Dorling Kindersley, New Holland, Thomas Cook, Insight Guides, and many more. He is also the author of Snakes Alive, a collection of his travel writing, which includes two pieces about Tunisia.

Mike Gerrard’s travel writing awards include a Travelex Award, a BGTW Award, two Awards for Excellence from the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, a Benjamin Franklin Award in the USA for a guidebook to Paris, the AITO Online Travel Writer of the Year, and being chosen by the Press Gazette as one of the 50 Most Influential Travel Journalists in the UK.

UPDATED EDITION
An updated edition of this Kindle Tunisia Travel Guide was published in January 2013, with a new map and 26 color photos and other illustrations.

Africa Overland   From Tunis to Cape Town in a Camper Van. A Travel Diary

By Eric Alexandra

Released: 2014-02-07
Kindle Edition (358 pages)

Africa Overland    From Tunis to Cape Town in a Camper Van.    A Travel Diary
 
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We started to write this book in July 2011 in Cape Town to tell our adventures of crossing Africa. We are a married couple from Austria, so our mother tongue is not English which will lead to some mistakes and grammatical incorrectness. We did not want to have a ghost writer, because the book would loose authenticity, so please excuse our language. We are Eric and Alexandra, 50 and 37 years old, by profession filmmaker and operation nurse and it was always our wish traveling through Africa. But we are not alone, with us is our cute dog Tara, a 11 year old Labrador breed, which of course joined us, we would never leave her back. Our book is a travel diary, where we tell our adventures, let you take part in a journey, which was not planned as it turned out later. We tell about our adventures with African tribes, our visits to National Parks and our experiences in traveling overland by car. Our car is an 10 year old camper van, only two wheel drive, with a self built interior to comfort our needs. This book is very personal, it is written from a certain point of view, our point of view, which is subjective of course and fully intended. We also provide you with hints and tricks, with valuable information on how to manage to cross Africa.
Lots of route maps and photographs and links to our Video Clips. Enjoy!

Tunis: Including its History, the Bardo National Museum, the Ksar Mosque, the Byrsa, and More

By Sandra Wilkins

Brand: Earth Eyes Travel Guides
Paperback (184 pages)

Tunis: Including its History, the Bardo National Museum, the Ksar Mosque, the Byrsa, and More
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Discover Tunis like never before. Whether you are a first time traveler or avid visitor of this region of the world, this book is the perfect guide for you. Read about all the amazing surprises you could find while strolling in the city and all the must see places. Included in this book are the Cathedral of St. Vincent de Paul, the Kasbah Mosque, the Thuburbo Majus, and everything in between. With content from a huge community of contributors, you get the convenience and security of a real print travel guide, but with fresh data and content.

Earth Eyes Destinations represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as we increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.


 
 
 

 
 
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