Somewhere on planet earth, a small fragment of land attached to North Africa’s wide expanse. Tunisia is best known for its deep-rooted civilization, and its natural beauty. A beauty embellished with lush landscapes, shining waters, jasmine scent, and sea breezes.
However, adding to Tunisia’s cheerful summers, it is also a thrilling winter destination where you can enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
Here are ten reasons why you should spend the winter in Tunisia.
#1. The Weather
Comparing to European countries, the climate and weather during winter in Tunisia is known to be mild with occasional sunshines, and chilly nights.
North part of the country is in the area of tropical climate, the center and southern regions lie in the zone of arid climate.
Temperatures reach 18C along the Mediterranean coastline, and The average rainfall is just 30mn.
#2. The Food
Tunisian food is best known for its piquant components. It is a blend of its French heritage, Italian proximity, and North African herbs.
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In the cold nights of winter, you need a spicy meal to warm your body. For instance, Lablebi is winter’s crowd favorite. A mixture of bread, and chickpeas, flavored with Harissa, oil, tuna, and eggs, is what you need to overcome the wintry days. Shakshuka is also a favorite winter warmer dish in Tunisia.
#3. The Cost
Due to the sharp decline of the Tunisian dinar, all commodities and food are price-wise.
It is a place where you can have your morning cup of coffee with 1,5 dinar (approx. 0.46 Euro), a traditional meal with 4 dinars (1,02 euro), and you can go wherever you want with a cab that will cost you between 10 and 20DT.
#4. Quiet, Empty Beaches
If you are the kind of person who finds peace in empty places, likes to inhale the smell of the ocean and exhales life’s stress. Then Tunisian beaches are where you should be, alone, or with a company, in your favorite hoodie drinking a cup of hot coffee or tea.
You can create your private stretch of paradise, meditate, enjoy the small details; like the smell of the sand mixed with the ocean, the sound of the rain falling on the water surface, and the reflection of the bushy clouds on the crystal clear water.
#5. Sidi Bou Said
Sidi Bou Said– AKA Tunisian Santorini, is a place where you can please your eyes with the magical sunsets, blue-colored houses carved into cliffs, the crowded souvenir stores, and finally the smell of a hot Bambaloni, which is a thin fried doughnut covered in sugar.
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Passing by El Kahwa El Alia, you will feel the Tunisian vibes by having a cup of tea with fresh mint while sitting on a handcrafted Tunisian carpet.
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#6. El Medina El Arbi
Winter in Tunisia is not very cold, but you might need a colorful handmade Kachabia, a traditional wool-based fabric, to keep your body warmish.
You may want to wander into the narrow alleys of Medina and discover the ancient history of Tunisia, and its fascinating architecture.
While rambling the archaic streets of Medina, vendors will haunt your attention with their handcrafted souvenirs, spices, sweets, and Shisha bongs.
From The smell of leather, and the sound of the copper engravings, to the aesthetic Tunisian carpets hanged in stores lies the authentic beauty of El Medina El Arbi.
Away from the luxury of spas, Tunisia presents to you one of its most popular winter habits, El Hammam.
Here you can have a full-body scrub and a massage with 2,5DT only.
Offering varying levels of heat and humidity, you will be relaxing in hot caves giving your body a Me-day.
#8. The Tunisian South/The Sahara
From Tozeur to Tataouin through the sandy deserts, and the starry skies. To all the star wars fans, we present to you Tunisia’s never-never land.
For all the adventurous souls who are looking for winter activities, this is what you need!.
Strolling around the cities of high virgin mountains, oases, and Berber villages, you will be dazzled by the beauty of the Tunisian heritage.
women weaving Mergoum from sheep’s wool, which is a flatweave carpet with stripes and geometric shapes. Men climbing palm trees to harvest the finest dates is a southern engraved tradition.
Architecture is different here, due to the harshness of the climate, especially in summer, southerners built troglodyte homes dug into the ground to protect them from the summer heat.
#9. Ain Drahem
It is a place for those who prefer to spend winter under their blankets, wearing a bobble hat, a Pashmina, and your favorite mittens, reading an old book and, drinking a hot Turkish coffee while listening to the sleet falling on the window.
Or those who prefer to walk in the snow to enjoy the smell of pine trees, and the view of the red roof tiles, and snow-capped mountains printed all over the city.
#10. Frip Shop
Finally, diving into the piles of Frip outfits, with little money where you can create a whole style.
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My favorite is vintage; Cardigans, Mom jeans, Hoddies, Baggy shirts, which highly available in frip shops, you can have a unique set of outfits with your personal touch, plus it’s very affordable.
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