What to bring to Tunisia
A list of things to take with you is different, depending on the country. On this page, let's talk about filling a suitcase for a trip to Tunisia. What to take to save time, money and nerves?
Many tourists forget about this - you need to take a pen in hand luggage. It is useful when filling out the migration map of Tunisia . At the airport after arriving in Tunisia, our tourists form whole queues behind the handle to fill the card, lose time and nerves.
Take a pen with you to quickly fill out the migration card and be at your hotel. In hotels often also require the completion of any documents, the pen will be welcome.
Copies of documents
This rule is valid for any country. It is always necessary to make photocopies in advance: a foreign passport, vouchers, tickets and an insurance policy. In case of loss of original documents, photocopies will be useful.
The peculiarity of excursions in Tunisia - here you have to walk a lot. For example, during an excursion to Carthage and Sidi Bou Said , in Dugg , Udne or Phrygia Zoo. Stock up with comfortable sneakers or shoes. Shoes should be lightweight so that the legs in it do not sweat, and necessarily messed up.
Light and light clothing
We recommend light clothing. Dark clothes absorb the sun's rays, it's hot in it. The lighter the fabric, the more reflected rays, the body is cooler.
For women - light scarf
Scarf is a very useful and multifunctional garment in hot countries. If you feel that you begin to burn in the sun, the scarf is easy to put on your shoulders.
If you go on an excursion to a mosque or other religious institution, then the scarf is easy to close your shoulders to match the dress code of the establishment. They can also cover their head if the dress code requires it, for example, it is required in the El-Griba synagogue on the island of Djerba .
Scarf is useful in the desert, when you want to close your face from the wind and sand. Even in the resort areas on the coast winds are strong, and the scarf will be convenient to close.
It is difficult to imagine that in Tunisia it can be cold, and even more so in the beach season. In fact, it happens. In April, May, September or October, the temperature in the evening may drop to 15 degrees or lower. A light sweater will be very helpful in this situation.
It's no secret that 9 out of 10 tourists go to Tunisia for beach recreation, the beach season lasts here from the end of April to the end of October. During this whole period the sun is active, especially at lunch time.
Recall that sunburn is not an insurance event, they will have to be treated at their own expense (read about this in detail in the article " Insurance in Tunisia "). Be sure to take a cream from the sun. We recommend SPF 15 or 20 for adult tourists and SFP 30 or 50 for children.
In the first few days should not only use the cream, but also limit the residence time in direct sunlight.
First of all, it is worth taking with you a remedy for allergies. In Tunisia, tourists are waiting for a lot of new plants and food products, and from allergies no one is immune. By the way, the allergy is also not an insurance event.
The second thing to put in the medicine cabinet is a medicine for the stomach. It is difficult to predict what kind of reaction the national Tunisian cuisine will cause.
Remember that in a hot climate bacteria multiply very quickly. Take antiseptic means for the treatment of wounds, zelenka fit.
Many of our tourists notice how Europeans like to wipe all the subjects around with antiseptic napkins. We recommend in the first days of rest to follow their example. This is especially true for subjects with which children contact.
Many readers now say that such behavior is paranoia. In the case of Tunisia, this is more a sensible idea than a paranoid one. When you are in this country, pay attention to how Tunisians treat flies and other insects. They do not pay any attention to flies, they say: "Well, it flies and flies, it's okay." Cooks cooking dishes on the street, do not even pay attention to the fact that the fly sits on food, for them it is normal things.
In Tunisia in hotels beach towels are issued on bail. There are situations when tourists leave a towel, go to swim, return back, and there are no towels. In 90% of cases it is not a question of theft, but rather someone took someone else's towel by mistake. To prevent this from happening, take your beach towel with a pattern to avoid confusion.
Additional smartphone (phone)
In Tunisia, very expensive roaming, and Tele2 does not have it at all. The cheapest way to call to Russia is to buy a local SIM, and for this it's better to take an additional phone (smartphone) with you.
For details, read our articles: " Tunisian SIM - how to buy and use ", " How to call from Tunisia " and " Internet in Tunisia cheap ".
Something for the safety of gifts and souvenirs in the suitcase
Tunisian souvenirs are almost all fragile. Glass bottles with olive oil can be broken, tin cans may crumble. In Tunisia, magnificent ceramics , it is also fragile.
For greater safety of gifts in a suitcase, we recommend in advance to think about how soft they can be imposed? Usually, clothes are used for this, but can it be worth taking something specifically for these purposes - pimply film, foam or something like that?
Tunisia has a low level of crime, but thefts happen here. Especially common are the theft of bags, when a tourist passes a thief on a scooter or a moped. For this reason, we recommend a shoulder bag for large items, for money and documents it is better to use internal pockets.
Money: 10 or 20 dollars without change
In Tunisia, there are often situations where tourists deliberately settle in the worst numbers, and then offer to give a good number for a small extra fee. Such a bribe is 10 or 20 US dollars, do not give it any more. In this case it is necessary to decide whether you will give a bribe or not. If so, then stock up to $ 10 bills, they do not give in these cases.
If you smoke
Prices for cigarettes in Russia and Tunisia are comparable, as we described in detail in the article " Smoking in Tunisia ." But Tunisian cigarettes can be unaccustomed.
In addition, most of the tobacco products in Tunisia are smuggling from Algeria and Libya, and no one guarantees its quality. Cigarettes recommend taking with you - you will save money, time, nerves and health.
If you want to drink the usual alcohol
Local alcohol in Tunisia can be very unusual, to the quality and taste of beer many tourists have big claims. If you want to drink the usual drinks, then take it with you or buy in Duty-Free Airport. On the rates of import of alcohol and tobacco, read our review " What and how much you can bring to Tunisia ."
By the way, about Duty-Free. Look at the shops at the airport in Tunis, the prices are several times lower than in Sheremetyevo or Domodedovo. If you look at something in Moscow's Duty-Free, then you can wait until the return flight from Tunisia , buy it cheaper. But will this thing be in a Tunisian store? There are no guarantees.
Have a nice holiday in Tunisia, and read our helpful reviews about this country ( links below ).
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