Not many nations most famous citizen is a fruit-seller, but when Mohamed Bouazizi set himself alight on December 17 2010, he became the catalyst for the historic Arab Spring which shook the entire region. Tourism in the country has been well-developed for decades, whether you are looking to stay in a beach resort or tour the country, you will be well catered for. It has hundreds of Roman ruins, such as the El Jem amphitheatre, as well as the legendary city of Carthage.

Tunisians have long prided themselves on having a more progressive, open society than their immediate neighbors and tourists tend to be welcomed throughout. Speaking French will help.


Tunisia flag

Why you should go:

Go while most people stay away.

Why you shouldn't:

You want to wait to see which way the wind blows.

Map of Tunisia