Tunisia is real deserts with beautiful oasis, old cities, lots of carpets and fine beaches. Good climate, warm people and good opportunities makes Tunisia a popular destination. One striking features of a visit to Tunisia is that every city seems really old. The Phoenician, Carthagenian, Byzantic, Roman, Arab, Turkish and French empires all left their beautiful traces here. Tunis and Carthage date back to pre-Roman times. El jem has its own Coliseum. The coast of Tunisia is beuatiful. Towns like Mahdia, Sousse, Sfax, and Monastir are worth a visit. The beaches are nice. The west is rugged mountain land. One of the coolest things to do here is take the 'lezard rouge' in Metlaoui - a train from 1920 that winds its way through mountain gorges. South Tunisia is mostly desert. A striking sight in this region are cave dwellings in Matmata - where Star Wars was filmed! The island of Jerba is also a great place to go in the south.