Holidays and Travel: Tunisia 1975

Last week, Tunisia got a mention on Cindy Bruchman’s blog. She wondered why it might be a holiday destination. That reminded me of this old post from 2013, which I think only Jude and Eddy have seen before.

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This looks like a new category, but it is not.Β  Nine categories is sufficient for one blog I believe, so this will be posted in Nostalgia.

Between the ages of 11 and 23, I had been abroad. I had been on school trips to France, to Calais and Paris. I had later ventured further south, to the Atlantic coast of France near Biarritz, and on another occasion, to Perpignan. Including a short visit to Figueras, in northern Spain, that was the sum total of my travels. This had all been done by ferry boat, then train, or in some sort of motor vehicle. I had never been in an aeroplane up to that point.

By early 1975 , I was seeing the girl who would later become my first wife. As her father had always worked for Thomas Cook, she was unusually well-travelled, and there were few places she had…

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18 thoughts on “Holidays and Travel: Tunisia 1975

  1. No mention of the June 26, 2015 terrorist attack that occurred 10 km north of Sousse. Thirty of the 38 victims were British. Wikipedia has an article about it (“2015 Sousse attacks”). I wonder if it’s safe to travel to Tunisia these days.

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    1. Those attacks stopped all tourism to Tunisia for a long time here, David. But this year, Thomas Cook have started to arrange tours and hotels again, and there has been a big uptake. I am not sure that I would travel there in these troubled times, all the same. But in 1975, it wasn’t an issue.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  2. I was embarrassed that I forgot where Tunisia was located as well as the historical significance of Carthage. Blush.
    Glad you are back and I enjoyed your travel experience, Pete.
    The weekend wasn’t the same without your posts. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. It’s easy to forget that Carthage became Tunisia. Everyone does that. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
      Historically, it is (almost) as good as Greece.
      Best wishes, Pete. xx

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  3. I’m impressed you remember all the names. It’s the thing I’ve never been able to do. Mostly I remember the food well enough to have a go myself on returning home and how to get around. It’s odd to remember my way around places I can’t remember the names of.

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  4. Tunis is where I applied for aa job with the UN…..did not get it….but I did get a job with a Spanish newspaper as a researcher/analyst on the Middle East….I also went to a town named “Tatooine” in the South of the country. chuq

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