The time has finally come! I’m going on my first solo adventure and I chose Tunisia as my destination!
It was a long time coming, but I finally made the move and booked my first solo trip. I can’t say I’m 100% ready to take the plunge, but figured it was time to try it out and see if I can enjoy this type of trip. After all, what could be worse than spending time in an exotic locale with only myself to argue with?!
So I’m heading to Tunisia for two weeks. On the program: some much-needed time to relax on the beach in Hammamet and catch up on reading and napping. I’ll also be exploring the capital city of Tunis, the ancient Roman city of Carthage and its ruins, and the picturesque blue-and-white town of Sidi Bou Saïd, where I’ll most likely be taking a gazillion photos.
Then I’ll be heading to the country’s South region for a few days for a desert excursion near Douz, the gate to the Sahara, with visits to Chebika, a mountain oasis near Tozeur, the Berber town of Matmata and its troglodyte houses, and will hopefully catch the sun rise over Chott el-Jerid, this immense salt lake.
I’ll also be visiting the town of Kairouan, the 4th holiest city in the Islam world, and El Jem, with its amphitheatre as well preserved as the Rome Colosseum! I should be ticking 4 new UNESCO World Heritage sites during my trip, so that’s pretty cool. I just can’t wait to be in the Sahara desert, be close to the sea again, and to discover Tunisia through its culture, food and sites!
I’m currently busy packing my stuff: a ton of novels, too many bikinis (pictured here: Billabong and Quintsoul), my GoPro Hero5 with a dreaded selfie stick (hey, you gotta do what you gotta do when you’re traveling alone!).
Same time tomorrow I’ll be touching down in Tunis, ready to explore this new country.
Let the adventure begin… Inch’ Allah!
Have you traveled to Tunisia? How was it?! Let me know in the comments below!