Written by myrdal on 06 Oct, 2006
My Tunisia travel started problematic, the second day in Tunis, I was robbed, my wallet with all my money and my credit cards and my Identity Card disappeared. I believe it was robbed in the hotel, because the night before, I went out to have…Read More
My Tunisia travel started problematic, the second day in Tunis, I was robbed, my wallet with all my money and my credit cards and my Identity Card disappeared. I believe it was robbed in the hotel, because the night before, I went out to have dinner in a beautiful restaurant, as my travel companion had enough money for both, I left all my money in the hotel. The following morning we went to Carthage, and we had to do a huge queue for buying the train tickets. When we arrived to Carthage is when I missed my wallet, but I though that I hadn't taken it from the hotel.
When we came back to the Tunis hotel, I saw the wallet wasn’t there. I talked with the hotel manager, and he untiringly repeated that it was impossible the robbery was done in the hotel. At the end I wasn’t sure of nothing. The following day I went to the police in order to put a formal complaint at the police station. The way the police behaved me was "subrealistic". They were joking all the time, and finally, when I discovered that their only concern was if my cousin and I were a couple (in the sexual sense), I knew that I wouldn't recover my money so I only wanted to come out from there.
Then we had more incidences, normally we tried to go to good restaurants, and in fact in Port el Kantaoui we went to one of the most famous "The Emirs", the following day we were sick (vomiting and diarrhea)… puff. How could we solve that? As we were two days eating plain rice and we followed sick, we decided to buy some tuna sandwiches in the street. It was almost instantaneous we cured of all ours digestive problems.
For ending that trip we went to an island at the south of Tunisia, Yerba. We wanted to rest in those beautiful beaches before coming to Spain. The first day, we saw that Italian people in the hotel were wearing scarves, the temperature was not less than 35ºC, but we thought that it was an Italian trendy. At night I started again to feel sick with fever and with a sore throat. My cousin investigated in the morning, and the majority of clients were sick. There was a bacterium in the conditioning air and almost all of the guests were contaminated. Still in Spain I had to be treated with high doses of penicillin because amoxicillin wasn’t effective.
Apart from that, Tunisia is a great Country and of course it is worth visiting.