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Once again historic remains are the reason to visit Tunisia. With so much history talk a non-history lover wonders, “Should I visit Tunisia?” A visit to Dougga, Bulla Regea and Chemtou and you will be glad you took this Tunisia travel advice, for the Roman engineering will have you enthralled and awestruck. ...more

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Once again historic remains are the reason to visit Tunisia. With so much history talk a non-history lover wonders, “Should I visit Tunisia?” A visit to Dougga, Bulla Regea and Chemtou and you will be glad you took this Tunisia travel advice, for the Roman engineering will have you enthralled and awestruck. 

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  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Tunisia

    To list off ALL the reasons to visit Tunisia is nothing but impossible, therefore to sum up, here are 10 reasons why you should visit Tunisia now. This country caters not only to regular vacationers who love adventures and relaxing but to travelers who love visiting archeological sites too, thus this country offers all the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. 1. Beaches in Tunisia Credit: Wikipedia Commons Beaches! The most popular reason to visit Tunisia, beaches are in plenty. Cap Bon peninsula and Djerba Island are the blockbuster locations for Tunisia tourism and without doubt, Mediterranean coasts are the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. Click here for more information! 2. Desert Oasis Credit: Pixabay One of the reasons to visit Tunisia is to experience the Saharan culture. Tunisia holidays revolves around the variety of lifestyles vacationers explore when travelling in Tunisia. The Saharan Oases is one of the reasons why you should visit Tunisia now. Click here for more information! 3. The Holy City Of Kairouan Credit: Wikipedia Commons An important reason to visit Tunisia is for spiritual wisdom. Tunisia’s religious capital, Kairouan is where pilgrims assemble to obtain inner peace and spirituality. This special place in Islam is the resting place of Sidi Sahib for which vast majority of Muslims travel in Tunisia. More information on The Holy City of Kairouan here! 4. Ancient City of Carthage Credit: Flickr Ample of historic sites is one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. The Ancient City of Carthage, built by Phoenician traders, much like the name suggests is an ancient city that history buffs spend whole days admiring during their Tunisia holidays. More information on The Ancient City of Carthage here! 5. Roman ruins at Northeastern Tunisia Credit: Flickr Once again historic remains are the reason to visit Tunisia. With so much history talk a non-history lover wonders, “Should I visit Tunisia?” A visit to Dougga, Bulla Regea and Chemtou and you will be glad you took this Tunisia travel advice, for the Roman engineering will have you enthralled and awestruck. Click here for more information! 6. Tunis Panorama Credit: Wikipedia Commons Best of both worlds- one of the reasons to visit Tunisia is the bicultural expedition of Islamic and European composition in Tunis, capital of Tunisia. Travel in Tunisia and you see an array of historic backgrounds being exhibited in architecture or art. Tunis displays ancient streets built in the French colonial periods a hit destination for Tunisia holidays.   7. Fortified Berber Granaries Credit: Stefan Krasowski Archaic architecture is one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. Some of the most popular ancient structure built are granaries for protecting crops in the old times. Tunisia tourism shows surprisingly high interest in this class of architecture. A popular one is called Ksar Ouled Soltane. Click here for more information! 8. The Saharan Desert Credit: Pixabay Watching the sun set into the horizon of Sahara in itself in one of the reasons to visit Tunisia. Add to that camels rides into vast dunes and an overnight in the sea of sand under the night sky filled with a sea of stars. Absolutely the reasons you should fall in love with Tunisia. More information on the Saharan Desert here! 9. Coastal Farmlands Credit: Pixabay The coastal farmlands are one of the reasons to visit Tunisia for its heterogeneity. Its’ uniqueness attracts majority of Tunisia tourism. One visit to the farmland and they’ll never be boring again. Morocco is an Islamic and Muslim-friendly country where you can easy find Halal food and prayer places and mosques. Download the HalalTrip app now on Apple and Android to find these places and who knows, if you find a hidden treasure of a restaurant or a mosque, you can share your finds with others on the app! ...

  • The Ancient Wonders of the Middle East

    The cradle of civilization. Those words have been used by historians throughout the ages to describe the Middle East. The rich history of the Middle East has always been a significant component of world history and its high antiquity has been the marvel of many. Traces of it can still be witnessed today and some of these ancient wonders and archeological treasures of the Middle East have been listed below.   The Middle East has been home to some of the oldest civilisations and cultures in the world. Its history dates back to the earliest human settlements and later to the rise of civilisations in Mesopotamia, Egypt and other regions.   The ancient town of Baalbek in Lebanon is one such example. Also known as Heliopolis during the Roman Ages, Baalbek is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the Middle East. Its astonishing ruins and colossal structures have earned its status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it remains to be one of the best examples of a sanctuary of the imperial Roman period.   Persepolis in Iran is another ancient wonder of the Middle East and was also named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Persepolis was the capital of the Achaemenid Empire and is found about 650 kilometres towards the south of Tehran. Its magnificent ruins have made it a fascinating archaeological site, with some of its earliest remains dating back to around 515 B.C.   The walled city of Shibam in Yemen is a 16th-century city which is considered to be one of the world's best and oldest examples of using vertical construction for urban planning. Located in the desert of central Yemen, Shibam is presently home to a population of around 7,000 and is famed for its unique mudbrick tower house structures. It is known as the oldest skyscraper city in the world and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   The Karnak Temple Complex in Egypt dates back to 3,200 B.C. when it was founded by Senusret I - the second Pharaoh of Egypt's Twelfth Dynasty. The complex is the world's second largest ancient religious site and is made up of several decayed temples, chapels and other building structures. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.   The ancient city of Troy in present Turkey is one of the best-known ancient sites in the world. Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it offers rich history and is the birthplace of many legends. Troy is particularly famed for being the setting of the Trojan War in Greek mythology.   The ancient city of Carthage in Tunisia was founded by the Phoenicians in the 9th century B.C. It is located towards the east of Lake Tunis and presently is an extensive archaeological site. Carthage later developed into the capital of a great ancient empire covering much of the Mediterranean and home to a rich civilisation. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.   Other prominent ancient sites in the Middle East include Babylon in Iraq, Mada'in Saleh in Saudi Arabia and Crac des Chevaliers in Syria....

  • Visiting Pinehurst, North Carolina for the US Open

    North Carolina is a southern state in the United States of America, which offers its visitors an array of activities in its three distinct regions which are; the mountain region, piedmont and its coastal region. Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountain is where tourist could go to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and mountain climbing. The fast growing cities like Charlotte and Raleigh dotting the piedmont can be visited for its museums, skyscrapers and historic neighborhoods. While the state’s coastal region of Wilmington and its secluded barrier island in the outer banks can be visited for kite surfing, fishing and a fun day out in the sun and sand. Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital and houses most of the states cultural institutions and museums. North Carolina is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the country while Pinehurst is home to the states famous golf course. Pinehurst is a village in North Carolina and is best known among those who like to golf and for its beautiful golf courses. Its most famous golf course is golf course number 2 where the US Open has been held twice and is set to host the 2014 US Open as well. The championship golf course is very green and mostly flat and stretches 7335 yards. It is one of the 8 courses that make up the world famous Pinehurst Resort. For the first time in USGA history Pinehurst no. 2 will host the US Open and the US Women’s Open in consecutive weeks starting on the 12th of June and ending on the 22th of June. The US Open will be held from the 12th-15th and the US Women’s Open will be held from the 19th-22th. Pinehurst has had the privilege of hosting some of golf’s most prestigious events and has a legacy of over 100 years which is why every golfers wish list includes Pinehurst no. 2 as a must play golf course. The golf course was designed by Donald Ross who blended Scottish course style with North Carolina’s sand hills to create a fusion of design which is a challenging layout and is also stunningly beautiful. For those traveling to Pinehurst for the US Open the most convenient way to get there is to use the Raleigh, Greensboro or Fayetteville airports. These airports are about an hour away from Pinehurst and visitors to Pinehurst Resorts are provided with airport shuttle as well as transport within the Pinehurst area as well. Public transport is not available in this village so visitors could hire a car or bike if necessary. Those attending the US Open need to read the guidelines and rules that visitors need to follow as disrupting the game might cause officials to ask you to leave. Bringing snacks from outside, phones and photography are all prohibited during the game. Other activities that visitors to Pinehurst could enjoy after golf, is horse riding which is a popular activity in the area; with harness tracks and many horse farms in the area. There is also Tufts Archives, which is a specialty museum, and Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. The famous Seagrove potteries are nearby with hundreds of potters offering their wares and if you do purchase one of these masterpieces, most will even ship it for you. The Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve houses the world’s oldest longleaf pine tree; visitors could relax in this serene sandhill pine forest and even take home a giant pine comb. Visitors could also go downtown to the village of Pinehurst and the towns of Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Cameron, and Carthage and explore and discover the charming and unique shops and galleries. Muslim travelers visiting Pinehurst for the US Open need to know that not many Muslim-friendly facilities are available. Although three masjids are located around this area, namely; Masjid Al Madina, Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid and Islamic Society-Carilinas, where Muslim visitors could offer their prayers if needed, halal restaurants are hard to find. Muslim visitors could inquire at the mosque regarding halal restaurants or they could dine at vegetarian or seafood restaurants. Muslims could also travel to other parts of North Carolina where halal restaurants are located. Another option would be to dine at local restaurants that cater to various dietary requirements such as vegans; however Muslim visitors need to make sure that non halal ingredient’s are not used....



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