Any Airport Car Rental Tunisia comes with everything you need to have a relaxing holiday. There is breakdown cover in case the car overheats or you get a flat. All cars come with third p[arty insurance and the option of buying extra cover. Unlimited mileage lets you drive wherever you want in Tunisia from the Tunis Carthage international airport and the Monastir international airport to places all over.
These include fascinating old cities such as ancient Carthage. Over the years Romans, Arabs and Turks all made their mark on civilization here.
Because the Sahara desert is never far away Tunisia gets very hot, but no fear all our cars come with state of the art air conditioning. Many visitors to Tunisia stick to the Mediterranean coastline where they are never far away from good beaches and cooling breezes. Tunisia has more than 1,000 miles of idyllic coastline to be explored and Any Airport car rental Tunisia is the quickest and most comfortable way to do this.
Although most Tunisians are Muslims there are also Christians and Jews in the country. Always be respectful of the various religions when entering any holy buildings, for instance shoes should be removed before you go into mosques. Arabic is the main language of the country and if you don’t understand it you may want to get a sat nav system which directs you where to go at all times. French is also spoken in Tunisia due to its cultural heritage.
Tunisia’s varied resources have given its people a relatively good standard of living. There is a huge gulf between rich and poor still, and some of the governments projects have been to the general good. Health facilities have been improved in recent years, and Tunisia boasts one of the best educational systems in Africa, free all the way from primary level through to university.
Industry is growing, making use of iron ore, lead and zinc deposits, and substantial offshore reserves of natural gas, as well as oil and phosphates. The government has encouraged foreign industrial investments with tax concessions and the availability of cheap labour. More traditional industries process agricultural products – olives, wheat, barley, almonds, fruit, vegetables and dates – as well as making good wine.
But it is the ancient crafts that give Tunisia much of its colourful reputation. Women sitting on low cushioned seats weave beautiful carpets on hand looms, or embroider cloth with traditional patterns of flowers and leaves in brilliant colours. Ceramic tiles are patterned with elaborate interwoven floral shapes, in the familiar Islamic style which decorates the interiors of mosques. It was these tile patterns that the Bictorian painter William Morris transferred to his renowned wallpapers, bringing the exotic Arab world into British homes. Pottery, lacework, copper work and leather crafts also contribute to the bright array of goods for sale in the markets which fill the narrow alleys of the old Muslim quarters of the towns.
It is the medinas that the mosques are found, although Tunisia is not a fanatical country, and since independence it has liberated its women from the veil. However, the 9th-centurary Grand Mosque at Kai-Rougan is one of the holiest places for Muslims in the world; to visit Kairouan seven times is an act of piety equal to a visit to Mecca.
Tunisia is rich in Islamic architecture, with fine domed and minareted mosques in Tunis – the Zeitouna – Sousse and Sfax, as well as Kairouan. Tunisia also has exceptional Roman remains. Its countryside is dotted with temples, baths, amphitheatres, forums and coliseums.
In today’s Tunisia, the prosperity that has been enjoyed is suffering; mainly because the fluctuations in international markets, unemployment is about 20 per cent and there are rising taxes and inflation. Discontent with the results of this struggling economy even led briefly riots. Squabbling between political parties threatens the stability which has characterised Tunisian polities in the past.