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Tunisians Know Fun And Nightlife


In our new Globe Trotter series, Viral Travel reviews all the best places to see, eat and stay at in every country of the world!

This week we visit: Tunisia


Local evening entertainment is dominated by cafe culture and even the smallest towns have cafes where people chit-chat in the evening. The most atmospheric of these are the tiny places which spill out onto the pavement, where customers suck on shisha pipes, play backgammon, and drink tea or coffee.

In large cities such as Tunis, Sfax and Sousse, these places are usually found in or around the medina. The new parts of town usually have a more European feel and even serve alcohol.

Cinema is also popular among Tunisians, with movies in Arabic or French. Tourist entertainment usually comes in the form of restaurants or hotel bars with live music and belly dancers from May to September.

In areas with a lot of international visitors, there are nightclubs, which are a magnet for wealthy young Tunisians. Summer is the season for art festivals, seeing traditional and international artists flock to Tabarka, Carthage, Hammamet and Nabeul.

In late summer, there are several music festivals.

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