Advantages pretty harbour; plenty of places to eat; prices are cheap; perfect for tourists
Disadvantages you will get hassled everywhere you go
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This is a purpose built tourist town in Tunisia where I am currently staying on holiday. I am writing this review from the internet cafe in the hotel where I am staying in which is called the Golf Residence.=WEATHER=
=WALKING TO THE PORT=
Walking through to the harbour here is a bit of a nightmare; it was fun at first and a new experience to see all the haggling that goes on. There are stalls on the road up to it and the men who own them shout to you as you walk past and try to herd you in. They say things like ''just looking"; "just come and have a look" and its quite funny when they shout things like "no bloody hassle" - I'm guessing they must have picked this up from hearing other british tourists telling them not to hassle them!
The first couple of times we walked down through this was good fun and a laugh but the more the more tiring it gets; it is impossible to go for a nice quiet peaceful stroll without people shouting stuff at you. Girls beware: the men will stare at you, literally all of them even the ones who are with their girlfriends, this is ok at first as you can put up with it but I've been here five days and am sick of it now; its really sleezy and getting on my nerves. I won't go out without my dad as they back of a bit when they see him. They are still cheeky though and say things like "sir can I marry your daughter"; "I give you two ferraris for your daughter".
I would definitely not recommend young girls come here on holiday on their own as yesterday all I literally did was step out of my hotel with my sister, we just wanted to walk about a hundred yards away to get an ice cream and we were whistled at, stared at, cars beeped their horns at us. To avoid a gang of tunisian men who looked like they were going to approach us we crossed the road, where a man got out of his car and introduced himself to us, he would not leave us alone and we couldn't get away, he tried to make us go into a cafe with him and was signalling to his friend in the car. We couldn't get away so we said we needed to get our bags before we left, he said "you don't need to get them" so we said "we need to tell our friends where we are" and ran into the nearest hotel and left through another way to get back to ours. We got away but I don't think it would be safe to stay here a whole week without your dad or husband if you are a young woman.
Throghout the holiday, on the port and in the hotles I have seen loads of middle aged women with young, good looking tunisian men. Apparently the country is known for its tunisian male escorts. They will go out with the women in exchange for small gifts. The hotel is full of these couples at dinner. And there are loads of them walking around the harbour aswell.
There are a few fanilies staying in the hotel but it is mainly middleaged women who have come here on their own or with a friend (wonder why lol). I wouldn't choose this destination as a family holiday again I think it is much better suited for groups of friends coming on holiday instead.
Whether I would recommend this depends who I would be recommending it to.
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