An Instagram tour of Tunisia

Tunisia was a real stunner, and I was beyond happy to have chosen this destination for my first ever solo trip (yaaaas!).

I was in desperate need of a real vacation after an emotionally difficult year, but I also wanted to explore as much as possible. It had been a while since my last trip and I was in need of new discoveries. Tunisia seemed like the perfect destination: a country rich in culture and sights, but also close to the sea, with a laid-back resort town where I could chill and relax.

So off I went…

…and had one hell of a good time. I spent my time between lounging by the Mediterranean Sea in Hammamet, on the Cap Bon Peninsula, to camel-trekking in the Sahara desert. I ate tons of pistachio ice cream, pears and crepes with honey. Read half a dozen novels. Made incredible friends. Made a few too many boyfriends. Drank mint tea by the gallon. Argued with local teens. Petted cats. Talked to myself a few times. Visited millenial ruins. Chatted with everyone who cared enough to chat with a solo weirdo. Argued more. Scared my guides a couple times by wandering too far. Discovered traditional meals. Did not enjoy them all. Got voluntarily lost in a medina. Listened to the call to prayer, but did not hear it often enough. Got up at 4AM to watch the sunrise on a salt lake in the middle of nowhere. Ate lunch in a troglodyte house in the middle of the mountains. Got attacked by hundreds of flies, lost my nerve. Haggled in the souks. Made new boyfriends. Took photos of myself. Swore against the tripod, the selfie stick, the light, my loneliness. Wished for a photographer boyfriend. Ticked some UNESCO sites off my list. Took thousands of photos, mostly of doors and cats. Chased the golden hour light around the Great Mosque in Kairouan, the 4th holiest city of Islam. Got nicknamed “la Canadienne” by about every man in the town of Hammamet (news travel fast in Tunisia). Got proposed to a few times, declined. Visited a millenial amphitheater. Wished for a boyfriend, photographer or not. Congratulated myself for doing this on my own. Had so much fun.

See what I’ve been up to in this Instagram tour of Tunisia!

Oh ok 😍

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Chilling at the mosque! 🕌

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Details 💙

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Dreamy shores in Yasmine Hammamet 💫

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Cue perfect light ✨

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Running in the streets of Kairouan during blue hour ✨

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The town of El Jem in the early morning light

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Time for a snack. Who'd like to join me?

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Tunisian doors ✨

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Bon week-end 😽

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#Strideby in picturesque Kairouan

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I mean, how purr-tty is this place?! 😹

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Under the blazing Tunisian sun in Sidi Bou Saïd ☀️

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Montreal November could learn a thing or two from Tunisia November.

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Autumn light ✨

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Alleyways in the medina 💙

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Missing the Mediterranean light ✨

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End of the afternoon in Kairouan

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Could this town be any prettier?! 😍

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Have you been to Tunisia? Where was your first solo trip? Let me know in the comments below!

-Cath x

4 Comments

  • Reply January 14, 2018

    Kristin Henning

    Glad to see your photos of Tunisia and hear you had such a good time. I hope we can travel to Tunisia and Morocco soon!

    • Reply January 21, 2018

      Catherine

      Thanks Kristin! You definitely should visit, they’re wonderful countries!

  • Reply January 21, 2018

    Danial

    Don’t you just love how color coordinated a whole city can be? Gorgeous shade of blue and white!

    • Reply January 21, 2018

      Catherine

      So true! It was simply gorgeous.

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