Tunisia [Part 1]: Tunis, Carthage & Sidi Bou Saïd

My two weeks in Tunisia left me with a lasting impression of the warmth of its people – where family ties are particularly strong. A country where a lot of emphasis has been placed on the status and equality of women – not particularly common in the Arab world. A country of greater tolerance and moderation than most of its surrounding neighbours, as the government doggedly pursued a secular political agenda since independence in 1956. A country where desertscapes and some architecture were so otherwordly, that it was deemed bizzare enough to be the set of many Star Wars films.