Tunisia! Sahara, Atlas, El Djem and Hammamet

Tunisia! Sahara, Atlas, El Djem and Hammamet

Welcome to another of my favorite countries! So many palm trees and even more dates at Sahara Douz Oasis! If you have the opportunity I think you should try to stay a night at an oasis it’s so special!

Unfortunately, the country’s tourism suffered as a part of all violance going on in the world but we love Tunisia.

El Djem!

El Djem is a town in Mahdia Governorate. It is home to some of the most impressive Roman remains in Africa, like the world-famous ”Roman amphitheater of Thysdrus”. El Djem amphitheater is often incorrectly called a Colosseum.

The Roman city of Thysdrus was built, like almost all Roman settlements in ancient Tunisia, on former Punic settlements. In a less arid climate than today’s, Thysdrus, which became part of the Roman province of Byzacena, prospered especially in the 2nd century, when it became an important center of olive oil manufacturing for export. It was the seat of a Christian bishopric, which is included in the Catholic Church’s list of titular sees.

By the early 3rd century AD, when the amphitheater was built, Thysdrus rivaled Hadrumetum (modern Sousse) as the second city of Roman North Africa, after Carthage. However, following the abortive revolt that began there in 238 AD, and Gordian I’s suicide in his villa near Carthage, Roman troops loyal to the Emperor Maximinus Thrax destroyed the city. (source Wikipedea)

This place feels like being thrown back in time!


There are several courses in Tunisia, this is from Golf Citrus in Hammamet.
We like to produce a lot of sports events! This group is in to golf and here they practice the putt 🙂

Sahara Desert!

Many of us love to spend time in the desert and what better than The Sahara!

The feeling of being out in the desert is hard to describe, it must be experienced. I get so excited every time it’s so beautiful!

You need to try to ride a camel and wait in the dunes for the sunset! This is from the camp.

Atlas Mountains!

This happy you look when standing at the top of the Atlas Mountains with a spectacular view in the background!

Atlas Mountains are a mountainrange in northern Africa that stretches about 2 400 km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The highest peak is Toubkal in southwest of Morcco 4 167 m above the sea.

Well hello! Just to be clear I am a dromedary! A camel has two humps and as you can see, I have only one hump. Ps The name comes from the Greek word δρομάς (dromas) which means running


High up in the Atlas Mountains, you find the cave village of Matmata. Fascinated that people still live without tv etc. Some parts of the movie Star Trek is recorded here.

Bread in the making! I don’t know what I love the most, if it’s the feeling when you see new places or meeting all people and listen to their stories.

The Matmata in Atlas Mountains are a small Berber speaking tribe in a town of the same name. Some of the local residents live in traditional underground ”troglodyte” structures. The structures typical for the village are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit artificial caves are then dug to be used as rooms, with some homes comprising multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways.

This is Chebika!

You will find delightfully fresh water in the ravine. The mountains has been named after the giant Atlas, who according to Greek mythology held up the heaven on his shoulders.

If you ever get the chance to visit this magical place you will be blown away at how nature can place such an awe-inspiringly beautiful spot in such a dry and desolate area!

Chebika an amazingly beautiful paradise located at the foot of the Djebel el Negueb Mountains. People have been flocking to this oasis for thousands of years; it was once used by Roman soldiers as an African outpost that they called “Ad Speculum,” or “The mirror.”


Take a early swim in this pool to start the day is quite alright!
You will be able to find some really good hotels in Tunisia this one is situated on the beach in Hammamet.

The sea is christal clear and has a lovely light blue color and the beach is full with pure white powdery sand!

Medina Hammamet!

This is one of my favorite spots in Hammamet Medina! Coffee, drinks and water pipe is a must in this café!

About Hammamet!

Thanks to its beaches and cosy medina Hammamet is popular destination for swimming and water sports. The Medina of Hammamet was built in the 15th century. It is the first tourist destination in Tunisia. It is located in the south east of the northern peninsula of Cap Bon in the Governorate of Nabeul, on the northern edge of the Gulf of Hammamet.

It is particularly known for jasmine, and this is how the tourist resort of Yasmine Hammamet got its name. All over Hammamet, souvenirs made of jasmine can be found. In the souk you will be able to do some really good shopping.

Part 2 will be about the beautiful Salt lake Chott El Djerid, Sidi Bou Said, Star Trek areas and the island Djerba!



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