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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!

Travel Like a Local - Map of Tunis: The Most Essential Tunis (Tunisia) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Get Ready For The Adventure Of A Lifetime!

Are you planning your next vacation abroad and you’re ready to explore? Do you want to be prepared for everything? Are you ready to experience every new place you visit just like a local? Well, with this amazing Tunis (Tunisia) travel map you’re all set and ready to go!

The Tunis (Tunisia) map was carefully designed to give you amazing results and make traveling easier than ever.

We make sure to constantly update our info to give you the most relevant and accurate information, so you will never get confused or frustrated during your Tunis (Tunisia) trip.

The map is very detailed and it will not only give you all the available roads and routes, but also the essential information to make your Tunis (Tunisia) vacation unforgettable.

In the map you can see all the available means of transport, bus stops and routes so you can always know how to get everywhere.

And because we know that a vacation is not only about the roads and busses, the map gives you many options for eating, drinking and having a good time!

We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby.

In the Tunis (Tunisia) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more.

And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

Each kind of marking has a different color so you can easily navigate around the map and find exactly what you’re looking for within seconds.

The city is also organized in sections so you can better find your way around.

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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.

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!

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!

City Maps Tunis Tunisia

By James McFee

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Paperback (24 pages)

City Maps Tunis Tunisia
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City Maps Tunis Tunisia is an easy to use small pocket book filled with all you need for your stay in the big city. Attractions, pubs, bars, restaurants, museums, convenience stores, clothing stores, shopping centers, marketplaces, police, emergency facilities and the list goes on and on. This collection of maps is up to date with the latest developments of the city. This city map is a must if you wish to enjoy the city without internet connection.

An American in Tunis: My Time in the Land of the Carthaginians

By Rachael Williams-Mejri

Rachael Williams-Mejri
Released: 2017-01-04
Kindle Edition (284 pages)

An American in Tunis: My Time in the Land of the Carthaginians
 
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Tunisia is a tiny country that lies on the Mediterranean coast in North Africa. Throughout the centuries it was known for Carthage, Hannibal and being the home of Saint Augustine. A major route leading slaves and goods from sub-Saharan Africa to Rome, Tunisia also became an important Roman colony. In the 1970s, the country was known as the last stop for hijacked airplanes – giving itself the distinction of being the Switzerland of the Arab world. Only recently, it has once again been in the news, this time as the founder of the Arab Spring; the survivor of a successful and relatively clean revolution; and an unfortunate recipient of terrorist attacks.

Who are Tunisians? What is the country like other than its historical accomplishments? In An American in Tunis, author Rachael Williams-Mejri takes the reader deep inside everyday Tunisia. Married to a Tunisian-American, she finds herself quickly accepted and absorbed into daily life within the country, and thrust into family dynamics from scrubbing the floor with a giant squeegee to attending and planning impressive weddings.

Join her as she travels throughout the country and visits ancient Roman and Punic sites and attends festivals while dune bashing and riding camels. Travel to the International Festival of Douz to experience southern culture, landscape and hospitality. Visit impressive Roman antiquity sites like the town of Oudna and the catacombs of Sousse. Experience the island town of Djerba, where the largest Jewish community lies in the country. Take a look inside Tunisian families and how they celebrate their holidays and every day life.

Through a rather humorous and sometimes sarcastic tone, Williams-Mejri explores how the culture is evolving as the population struggles to find a new identity. She makes no effort to gloss over current troubles in Tunisia. Rather, she gives the reader the realization that humanity is the same wherever one is in the world, and that there is always hope for a people or country regardless of the current situation.

The author offers the reader the ability to look past the media hype and into the hearts and minds of a people so similar and yet so different to the rest of the world. In An American in Tunis, You will be sure to fall in love with both Tunisia and its people.


 
 
 

 
 
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